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Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Date & Time: 
10/07/2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
State Historical Building of Iowa (auditorium)
600 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50319

The Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs brings you the First Annual Iowa Latino Hall of Fame!

To celebrate Latino heritage and honor Iowa’s Latinos who have made outstanding and significant cultural, political, social, and economic contributions to Iowa, the Iowa of Commission of Latino Affairs established the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame in 2017/  It will induct 3 Latinos/as, paying tribute to them and setting them forth as role models for others, ensuring that their legacy is not forgotten.

2017 Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Honorees:Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Honorees(Photo by Hola America News)

From left to right:

Mary Campos (Des Moines): Mentor, role model and advocate. First Latina appointed to the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, and co-chair of the Iowa Brown-Black Presidential Forum.

Henry Vargas (Davenport): Founding member of the Davenport Civil Rights Commission and what is now called the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs and the Office of Latino Affairs.

Ila Plasencia (West Des Moines): Community volunteer, organizer and activist. Served in the first Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs, Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, and many more organizations.

Ceremony:
The Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust in Des Moines at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Reception:
There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony at the same location until noon. The reception is sponsored by Community 1st Credit Union.