2010 CLLC Spirit Award Honorees
This year marked a special year as the Latino Legislative Caucus celebrated its 37th year anniversary at the Ninth Annual Spirit Awards. The ceremony and reception took place at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Monday, May 3, 2010.
In 2001, the Latino Caucus saw a need to recognize and honor distinguished Latinos for their contributions and dedication to California and the United States’ economy and cultural life with the annual Latino Spirit Awards. These recipients are outstanding individuals who have greatly contributed to the wonderful music, poetry, literature, journalism, community action, and entertainment of California, the United States, and the world.
Past Latino Spirit Awards honorees include pioneers in business, film, literature, music and public service. Many have overcome tremendous obstacles, rising to become role models and community leaders. Past honorees include: Carlos Santana, Grammy Award winning recording artist; Rita Moreno, the first artist to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award, Dolores Huerta, Co-founder of the United Farmworkers Union and Tom Flores, former coach and player with the Oakland Raiders.
Photos of 2010 Latino Spirit Awards
This years honorees included:
Agustin Roberto “Bobby” Salcedo - In Memoriam
Aliza Lifshitz, MD - Achievement in Health and Communications
David C. Lizárraga - Achievement in Business and Community Empowerment
Enrique Morones - Achievement in Human Rights
Judge Frederick P. Aguirre - Achievement in Judicial Service
Leslie Sanchez - Achievement in Media and Political Commentary
Melinda R. Melendez - In Memoriam
Richard Zaldivar - Achievement in Community Action
Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios – Treasurer of the United States - Achievement in Leadership and Public Service
Univision - Achievement in Media and Community Outreach
Xóchitl Castañeda - Achievement in Health and Academics
Yolanda Gonzalez - Achievement in the Arts