(Sept 1st, 2013)
The ALEGRIA Magazine Bilingual Awards, created and conceived by ALEGRIA magazine will be the first of its kind to recognize Latinos & Bilingual Luminaries in Southern California. Actress & ALEGRIA covergirl, Gina Rodriguez will be one of the presenters of the awards.
The Award ceremony will take place on September 11th at Ebano’s Crossing in downtown Los Angeles where Latino business leaders, social media experts, local artists and cover girl Actress Gina Rodriguez are scheduled to attend. The sponsors for this event are Union Bank and Popular Community Bank.
Davina Ferreira, publisher of ALEGRIA magazine said that her motivation to launch the 1st ALEGRIA Magazine Bilingual Awards is her desire to give a more profound cultural relevance to her publication,one that she hopes will transcend the pages of a lifestyle magazine:“ ALEGRIA magazine is my main vehicle to create social change to inspire people to pursue their dreams, while embracing their Latin American Culture. It is the voice of optimism about who we are and want to be. I am very passionate about teaching everyone about the richness of Latin Culture in the United States.”
The winners will be chosen by the public via social media and nominated by ALEGRIA magazine followers who have submitted their favorite candidates for each category.
The categories are:
ALEGRIA Media Excellence Award: Will be given to a media outlet, journalist/ media personality who has created excellent programming for the Latino/ bilingual community.
Business Emprendedor Award: Will be given to someone whose hard work and vision has transformed the bilingual Community.
ALegria Artist Award: Will be given to an artist/ performer whose artistic career reflects a deep commitment to carry out a positive image for Latinos in Hollywood.
ALEGRIA Education/ Achievement award: Will be given to role models and leaders whose deep commitment to education has created great impact for bilingual students nationwide.
ALEGRIA Designer Award: Will be given to a designer whose work and creativity has made them innovators.
ALEGRIA Life Time award: Will be given to someone whose legacy of dedication, passion and philanthropic efforts has changed the way Bilingual/ Latino community are perceived by the general market. This award will be given to a life changer individual who exemplifies the ALEGRIA lifestyle of giving and inspiration.
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