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ALBERT SOTO LATINO ARTS AWARDS
Aimed at celebrating the timeless beauty of Latino and Native arts and culture, the Albert Soto Latino Arts Awards is named in honor of community activist and artist Albert Soto who passed away in 2005. Having worked for many years for Tucson-Pima Arts Council his lifetime mission was one of advocating art, art education, and the promotion of opportunities for Latino artists. All proceeds that are raised are donated to the Pima Community College Hispanic Student Endowment Fund, which gives scholarships to Latino art students.
LULAC/NAACP ROSA PARKS LIVING HISTORY MAKERS AWARDS CELEBRATION
Called the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement," Ms. Rosa Parks became famous on December 1, 1955 for refusing to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. This action of civil disobedience started the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which is one of the largest movements against racial segregation. Members from LULAC and the NAACP have created this awards celebration to not only honor her efforts but to also remind society that even today the struggle for equality continues.
For 28 years LULAC has been actively involved with our community in providing educational assistance to our youth. With proceeds raised by the annual Educator’s Banquet LULAC is able to sponsor students to attend the Annual LNESC Washington Youth Leadership Seminar and provide scholarships in coordination with LULAC's National Scholarship Foundation. Additionally, monies are raised to support the Manuel de Jesus Alvarado Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships to local students.
Founded in 1988 by LULAC the conference was developed in response to concerns about the state of education and the lack of programs that promoted and developed leadership in middle and high school students. With the support and involvement of local public, private, and charter schools, as well as institutions of higher learning, a nationally recognized program was born to assist students with resources, mentoring and leadership skills. To date, over 100,000 students have participated and been equipped with the necessary tools to help them remain in school, graduate, and further their education.
For 27 years, LULAC and the F.B.I. have worked together to honor outstanding citizens from Tucson and Arizona with their LULAC/F.B.I. Community Service Awards. The awards luncheon serves to help to build unity and good will within the community and honor the selfless servants of society who day after day work to improve the community in which we live.