Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan to Host Hispanic Heritage Recognition Event and Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Dinner Sept. 30 in Lansing

Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280
Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

September 25, 2015

Lansing — The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) today announced the 17th Annual Hispanic Heritage Recognition Event and the 20th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 30th at the Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing. 

Along with HLCOM, co-hosts for this year’s dinner and recognition ceremony are the Michigan Hispanic Legislative Caucus and the Capital Area Cesar E. Chavez Commission. At the event, Michigan’s outstanding Hispanic leaders will be honored and promising Hispanic students will be awarded scholarships. 

“Michigan is home to growing and vibrant Hispanic Latino communities, and those communities are producing world-class leaders for today and tomorrow,” said HLCOM Executive Director Marylou Mason. “It is important that we recognize these talented individuals who are working to improve life for their neighbors, their communities, and for all Michigan citizens.”

The dinner and recognition ceremony begin at 6:00 pm. Tickets for the event are $35 per person or $280 a table. The last day to purchase tickets is Sept. 29. To purchase, contact Vicky Garcia at 517-373-8339.

This event is part of HLCOM’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, 2015. To see a schedule of events, visit www.michigan.gov/mdcr and click on “Other Commissions”.

The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan was created in 1975 to represent the interests of Michigan's Hispanic and Latino population – one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the state. The Commission, made up of 15 individuals appointed by the Governor, advises the Governor and state legislature on policy matters and serves Michigan’s Hispanic and Latino population by fostering and celebrating their achievements and promoting their development and welfare.