2018 Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Date:  October 12, 2018  
Time:  06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: HORIZONS Conference Center - 6200 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603

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If you would like to be a sponsor for this event and help promote your own organization, please send us an email to hlcom@michigan.gov and we will get back to you with sponsorship information.


Event Registrations

Important dates to keep in mind:

Guest registration deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018

Top Latinas in Michigan registration deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

Community Awards registration deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

Future Leaders Scholarship registration deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

Award winner will be notified by Monday, October 1, 2018.

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Annual Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2018  

The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) and the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee are excited to announce that for the first time, we will be hosting our annual Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration event in Saginaw, MI on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Horizon Center from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating our Heritage.” The annual Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration is an excellent event where we honor leaders from our community. We also celebrate accomplishments and our diverse cultures. This event is unique because it pulls people together from across the state. The celebration's MC this year will be Q-TV's Somos Hispanos host Nina Hageness (click here for more information).

The celebration begins with a networking reception, elegant dinner, and keynote address. Appreciation awards will be presented to six community leaders (from around the state) who have made outstanding contributions to the Hispanic/Latino community in Michigan. We will end the night by presenting ten $1,000 scholarships to current college students from various community colleges and universities.


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Award Nominations  

The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) recognizes individuals who set themselves apart through leadership and accomplishments in their community and the State of Michigan.
If you know someone that qualifies for one of the awards below, please fill out and submit an application: 
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Keynote: Jose Angel Gutierrez, Ph.D., J.D. 

Jose Angel Gutierrez is a Crystal City, Texas native. He has degrees from Texas A&M University at Kingsville (B.A.), St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas (M.A.), University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D.), and University of Houston, Bates College of Law, Houston, Texas (J.D.). He was a Professor of Political Science at University of Texas-Arlington (UTA) until June 5, 2015 and designated Professor Emeritus on October 8, 2015. Founder of the Center for Mexican American Studies at UTA. He has authored and co-authored 14 books; three are revised editions of a text on Texas politics. The most recent publication is The Eagle Has Eyes: The FBI Surveillance of Cesar E. Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union of America, 1965-1975 (Michigan State University Press, pending release September 2018); and, has two other books under contract, another in final stages of preparation. 



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Future Leaders Scholarship information  

The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan would like to invite all of the current Hispanic/Latino college students in Michigan to apply for our 2018-2019 Future Leaders Scholarship. We will be awarding ten $1,000 scholarships at the annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on October 12, 2018, in Saginaw, Michigan. We know the challenges that go along with trying to get a college education. As a Commission, we are committed 100% to making sure we support our community on their journey. To qualify for the scholarship, you must be currently enrolled in a Michigan-based college/university. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 21, 2018. 


Event Information

Event Details:

Date: Friday October 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Horizons Conference Center
Address: 6200 State St,
Saginaw, MI 48603

Phone Number: (989) 799-4122


Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan
Email: hlcom@michigan.gov
Phone Number: (517)335-7745 

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at hlcom@michigan.gov.
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