Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Actress Eva Longoria Parker, Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval and Broadway Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda to be Honored at CHCI 33rd Annual Awards Gala

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced its 2010 highest honors to be awarded at its 33rd Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The event is hosted by Toyota.


Actress, activist, and philanthropist Eva Longoria Parker, and jazz legend, classical musician, professor, and international music ambassador Arturo Sandoval will each receive a 2010 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service. Award-winning Broadway composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda will receive the 2010 CHCI Chair's Award from CHCI Chair Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez. This year's Hispanic Heritage Month theme is "Celebrating History, Heritage and the American Dream."


"The 33rd Annual Awards Gala honors Latinos who have not only made a significant impact in their careers, but who also realize the importance of giving back to their communities," said Velazquez. "This year's theme highlights Latinos' embrace of the American Dream and commitment to the success of our great nation. It also reflects the historical contributions of Latinos in the United States as we join the celebration of Latin American landmark independence anniversaries all over the hemisphere and the 400 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Santa Fe."


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