2021 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 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 via video at El Centro de la Raza’s Annual Auction 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. 

11th 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

Reference 2 Contact Details

Reference 3 Contact Details (optional)