Roberto Maestas’ life was dedicated to building the “Beloved Community”* through multi-racial unity. He deeply believed that poverty, racism and social inequity could only be eradicated if people of all races and backgrounds came together to do so.
In honor of Roberto and his legacy the Seventh Annual Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award recognizes two individuals who have exemplified Building the Beloved Community through multi-racial unity and working to eliminate poverty, racism and social inequity.
Awardees will be celebrated with a $1,000 gift in their name to an organization of their choice. They will be recognized at El Centro de la Raza’s 45th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at The Seattle Westin.
Legacy Award applicants can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else. Awardees are asked to participate in a video interview and attend El Centro de la Raza’s Building the Beloved Community Gala.
The deadline for application submission is Monday, April 17th at 5 PM Pacific Time. Click here for an application form.