2019 Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award 
Nomination Application

Nominations now being accepted

Nominations now being accepted.

Roberto Maestas’ life was dedicated to building the “Beloved Community” through multi-racial unity. He deeply believed that poverty, racism and social inequity could only be eradicated if people of all races and backgrounds came together to do so.


In honor of Roberto and his legacy the Ninth Annual Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award recognizes two individuals, a woman and a man, who have exemplified Building the Beloved Community through multi-racial unity and working to eliminate poverty, racism and social inequity.


El Centro de la Raza will celebrate awardees and their contributions by making a $1,000 gift in their name to an organization of their choice.  Award recipients will be recognized at El Centro de la Raza’s 47th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.


Legacy Award applicants can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else.  Recipients are asked to participate in a video interview and attend El Centro de la Raza’s Building the Beloved Community Gala.


Deadline for application submission is Friday, June 28, 2019 at 5:00pm Pacific Time. 

Ninth Annual Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award Application

Nominee Information:

If you are nominating someone else:

Please answer the following questions

The application may include up to three support letters from individuals or organizations.

Please provide two references we may contact to validate the nominee's work, including name, phone number, e-mail and affiliation with the nominee.
Reference 1 Contact Details

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