Now more than ever we must stand together and advocate for our communities, and Noche Bella is a perfect reminder of the power of unity and love in the face of of bigotry and hate. As we prepare for our annual gala, we especially want to thank all of our generous partners, sponsors, and donors for their incredible support and dedication.
Presenting Sponsor: Legacy Health continues to play an integral part in providing medical services for all communities in Portland and to serve low-income communities and communities of color. We are incredibly proud to have their partnership and sponsorship for 2017!
Gold Sponsor: Our Gold Sponsor has been a trusted partner with Latino Network for years - Prosper Portland focuses on building an equitable economy, especially for communities of color and those who have been historically underserved. We are honored to have their sponsorship to help empower Latino and immigrant communities.
THANK YOU SPONSORS FOR YOUR HELP AND DEDICATION TO OUR COMMUNITY!
Each year, we also honor individuals who have made lasting contributions to the Latino community with the Aguila Award. This year we are proud to award two Oregon legislators with this honor: State representatives Diego Hernandez and Teresa Alonzo Leon.
Diego Hernandez is the youngest legislator serving in the Oregon Legislature. Growing up in East Portland and as a first generation Latin-American, Diego has worked as a community organizer since he first elected to the Reynolds School Board at age 25. In his first legislative session, Rep. Hernandez championed legislation that focused on immigrant rights, education equity, criminal justice, renters rights, reproductive justice, and other social justice issues.
Teresa Alonso Leon was elected to represent House District 22 in November of 2016 and is currently serving in her first term. As the daughter of migrant farmworkers and an immigrant to the United States, Teresa grew up in House District 22, attending schools in Gervais and Woodburn. Teresa previously worked for the Higher Education Coordinating Commission as the High School Equivalency and GED Administrator working to give ensure that every Oregon student has the education that they need to succeed.
CONGRATULATIONS DIEGO AND TERESA! WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE YOU BOTH AS REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR COMMUNITY AND LEGISLATORS IN OUR STATE.
Attendees will also have the chance to win some amazing auction items and roundtrip tickets to a destination of their choosing provided by Alaska Airlines.
It’s shaping up to be an amazing night - We can’t wait to see you there!