In honor of Roberto and his legacy, the Annual Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award recognizes two individuals, who exemplify Building the Beloved Community through multi-racial unity and working to eliminate poverty, racism, and social inequity. Roberto’s life was dedicated to this mission and he believed only through multi-racial unity can we eradicate poverty, racism, and social inequity. El Centro de la Raza celebrates our Legacy award winner by making a $1,000 gift in their name to an organization of their choice.
Award recipients will be recognized at El Centro de la Raza’s Building the Beloved Community Gala on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
El Centro de la Raza is pleased to recognize our annual Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award honorees:
Dr. Estell Williams, M.D. and Edwin Lindo, J.D.
Together, Edwin and Estell are the co-founders of Estelita’s Library, a community library and bookstore with a focus on social justice, ethnic studies, and liberation movements. Estelita’s goal is to have community book talks, classes, meetings, history lessons, and much more to strengthen and develop our collective analysis for justice. Estelita’s Library’s model is to build upon the traditional bookstore model and include community book lending. The space and books are open to everyone, at no charge