Friday, October 9 on PBS
(Check local listings)
The 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award Honorees are Pedro Martinez,
Arturo Sandoval and Becky G
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to partner with Target to honor yet another inspiring group of Latino leaders with our prestigious Hispanic Heritage Award and we are thrilled to be back on PBS to share our cultural pride, accomplishment and great promise with all of America,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO. “We are especially excited about this year’s celebration because it will be hosted by a past Hispanic Heritage Award recipient, Board Member and friend – the incomparable Rita Moreno. The evening will certainly be entertaining, meaningful and inspirational.”
The Hispanic Heritage Awards were established in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. Since that time, the Hispanic Heritage Awards are considered among the highest honors for Hispanics by Hispanics. Categories for the 2015 Awards include Arts, Vision, Legend, Sports, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Leadership, Education, Inspira and more. Top Latino performers and personalities will pay tribute to the Honorees from the stage. The Awards are unique in that celebrities take the stage along with educators, innovators, community and business leaders, elected officials, and others. The Awards are supported by nearly 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions who co-host the program.