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 11th Annual
Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award recognizes two individuals who have exemplified Building the Beloved
Community through multi-racial unity and working to eliminate poverty,
racism and social inequity. We encourage people of all races, ethnicities, ages, and gender identities to apply for this award.
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 49th Anniversary Gala which is set to take place virtually on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
Legacy Award applicants can self-nominate or be nominated
by someone else. Recipients are asked to attend El Centro de la Raza’s Building the
Beloved Community Gala.
Deadline for application
submission is Monday, May 31, 2021 at 5:00pm Pacific Time.