Honor to those who deserve it

Redacción Agencias | 7/27/2016, midnight
Honor to those who deserve it
Mickey Ibarra y Ricardo Hurtado |

The Hon. Julián Castro will receive the Eagle Leadership Award at the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series during the Democratic National Conven¬tion in Philadelphia, PA. The Latino Leaders Luncheon Series is hosted by the Latino Leaders Network (LLN), a non-profit ba¬sed in Washington, DC, and the Hon. Mickey Ibarra, Chairman and author of MICKEYISMS: 30 Tips for Success, to provide a platform for prominent Latino leaders to share their personal stories of obstacles overcome to achieve success. Launched in 2004 during the Democratic National Convention in Boston, the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series will convene its 48th event of the series honoring national Latino leaders.

First elected to the San An¬tonio City Council in 2001, Castro became the city's youn¬gest councilman in its history at age 26. After his tenure on the council from 2001-2005, he ran for Mayor of San Antonio in a highly competitive race. He ran again in 2009 and won with 56 percent of the vote, later winning re-election in 2011with 82 per¬cent of the vote.

Castro became the first La¬tino to deliver the keynote ad¬dress at a Democratic National Convention in 2012 during the convention in Charlotte. In May 2014, President Obama tapped him as the next U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Develop¬ment (HUD). He was confirmed by the Senate on July 9, 2014. Since becoming Secretary, Cas¬tro has focused on making HUD as transparent, responsive and effective as possible for those it serves.

"We are proud to recognize Julián Castro's outstanding lea¬dership. His personal story of obstacles overcome inspires us all," said Mickey Ibarra, Founder and Chairman of the Latino Lea¬ders Network. During the LLN luncheon, Castro will share his personal story as a third-genera¬tion Mexican-American.

Confirmed speakers include House Democratic Caucus Chair¬man Xavier Becerra, Congres¬sional Hispanic Caucus Chair Linda Sánchez, Democratic Con¬gressional Campaign Committee Chair Ben Ray Luján and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Additional special guests include former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, for¬mer U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, House De-mocratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Ca¬lifornia Secretary of State Alex Padilla, California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leόn, California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Puerto Rico Senate President Eduardo Bhatia, H.E. Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. Carlos Sada, H.E. Ambassador of Spain to the U.S. Ramon Gil Casares, and more.

Voto Latino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar will speak at the event as LLN's com¬munity partner.

LLN hosted its 48th celebration of Latino leadership and its 4th during the Democratic National Convention

With over 700 guests, the Latino Leaders Network hosted its 48th event and 4th Latino Leaders Luncheon Series during the Democratic National Convention - first in Boston in 2004, Denver in 2008, Charlotte in 2012, and Philadelphia in 2016.

The Hon. Julian Castro received the Eagle Leadership Award for his outstanding service to the Latino community and our country before hundreds of national and international leaders.

We were honored to be joined at The Crystal Tea Room by House Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Linda Sanchez, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, former Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Henry Cisneros, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta, Actress Eva Longoria among many more Latino leaders.

Thank you to our honoree, special guests, attendees and sponsors for making the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series a success. In case you missed our program, watch it on YouTube. For photos of the event visit us on Flickr, and make sure to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

Un abrazo,

Mickey Ibarra

Past honorees include the Hon. Joaquin Castro, Hon. An¬tonio Villaraigosa, Hon. Tom Pe¬rez, Hon. Hilda Solis, Hon. Bill Richardson, Hon. Ken Salazar, Hon. Xavier Becerra and more. Details and photos from each of these events are available on the Latino Leaders Network website www.LatinoLeadersNetwork.org.


The Latino Leaders Network is dedicated to "Bringing Leaders Together" to establish relations¬hips, build unity, and share our personal stories.

Mickey Ibarra, Founder and Chairman, served as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House for President Clinton.