The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, Inc (Friends of the American Latino Museum) has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of and support for honoring Hispanic heritage and history with the creation of a National Museum of the American Latino.
The campaign launch coincides with yesterday’s unveiling at the White House of the Final Report to the President and Congress of the United States by the National Museum of the American Latino Commission. The report, entitled “ To Illuminate the American Story for All,” details the Commission’s feasibility study on creating a national museum dedicated to the American Latino. Officially incorporated in April of 2009, the Friends of the American Latino Museum has committed to continuing the Commission’s long-term efforts to build an American Latino Museum in our nation’s capital.
“On behalf of the Friends we congratulate and thank chairman Henry Muñoz and all of the commissioners for the tireless work in preparing this excellent study. We have a long road ahead, but we are committed to furthering the report’s findings and building a network of students, families, business leaders, and elected officials who support building a National Museum of the American Latino,” said Jonathan Yorba, Chair of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, Inc.
The Friends of the American Latino Museum’s national campaign will begin with an event on June 2 in New York, with events to follow in Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C.
The organization will also have a major presence at additional events throughout the country, including participation in major Latino conferences and conventions like the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo (Washington, D.C.), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention & Exposition (Cincinnati, Ohio), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Conference and Annual Awards Gala (Washington, D.C.), and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 28th Annual Conference (San Antonio, Texas).
Learn more about Friends of the American Latino Museum at www.americanlatinomuseum.org.