Signature Event Celebrates Cultural Diversity along with Latino Contributions in Chicago and Beyond.
CHICAGO – To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, prominent business, civic, political and philanthropic leaders from across Chicago will come together to celebrate, “Global Latino Fest”, a signature event that highlights the diverse and memorable contributions of Latinos to American culture.
The 9th Annual “Global Latino Fest,” a marquee event to close out Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) will showcase culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico and will include a silent auction.
When: Friday, October 11, 2013
Where: Chicago’s historic Germania Place. 108. W. Germania Place.
Tickets: $90 early bird price
This year, "Global Latino Fest" will support The Resurrection Project (TRP) project's, "La Casa," an initiative that combines affordable housing with support services to help students least likely to graduate from college. "La Casa" is located in Pilsen, the heart of Chicago’s Latino Community. All proceeds from the event will launch the "La Casa Scholarship Fund," which TRP is establishing to provide deserving students in need with the opportunity to live, learn and thrive at La Casa.
Notable guests for the evening include Omar Duque, president and CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Tsi-tsi-ki Félix, Emmy award-winning TV personality, Univisión América, Sherren Leigh, president/publisher, "Today’s Chicago Woman", and Toni Preckwinkle, president, Cook County Board of Commissioner, among others.
“I am so proud to be a part of Global Latino Fest," said Preckwinkle. "This event allows us to celebrate the leaders who dedicate endless hours transforming their neighborhoods and communities.”
PdM will be present to showcase the wonderful developments throughout the evening. For ticket information, call 312.346.0211.
ABOUT THE RESURRECTION PROJECT
The Resurrection Project is one of Chicagoland’s most successful community development organizations. Since 1990, The Resurrection Project (TRP) has revitalized predominantly low-income Latino communities on Chicago’s Southwest Side through a variety of community development strategies. www.resurrectionproject.org