It was just a tremendous event. This year’s Latino Heritage Celebration focused on our campus as a haven for diversity and inclusion. Put together by RISE and Puente, the event featured Mariachi Alma Latina playing traditional music and getting the crowd excited about our honorees. Annually, the students also honor community leaders for their contributions to education. This year’s honorees were Neidi Dominguez, who is a dreamer herself and has demonstrated on behalf of equal access to higher education. The students also honored Antonio Gonzalez of the Southwest Voter Registration and Education program which has energized the Latino electorate. The third honoree was LA City councilman Gil Cedillo, who was the original author and sponsor of the Dream Act, and has helped thousands attain higher eduction. After some very special remarks, the crowd was able to enjoy Aztec dancers and a finishing song by Carlos Cobian and Melvin Ayala. The student clubs also sold wonderful food as a fundraiser. Congratulations to everyone who helped put together this celebration together. If you weren’t able to attend, check out the video below.