The artist Edwin Gil receive Lizette Cruz Latino Diamante Award Lifetime Achievement Award Watko 2013 for his artistic and social history in the state of North Carolina.
October 26, 2012, 6:00pm Reception Awards presentation Durham Convention Center.
The following six individuals/organizations will be awarded a 2013 Latino Diamante Award:
- Edwin Gil – Lizette Cruz Watko Award Life Time Achievement (Charlotte, NC)
- KidZNotes – Art & Culture (Durham, NC)
- Nora Hernandez (Raleigh, NC – Business (Raleigh, NC)
- Edilma Miranda – Community Involvement (Greeneville, NC)
- Maria Rosa Rangel – Education (Durham, NC)
- Maria Ines Robayo – Health & Science (Raleigh, NC)
- Pat Martinez – Latino Advocacy (Charlotte, NC)
- Natasha Morales – Youth Accomplishment Scholarship (Winston Salem, NC)
- Vanessa Cupil Garcia – Youth Accomplishment Scholarship (Mooerhead City, NC)
- Anjali Singh-Saavedra – Youth Accomplishment Scholarship (Raleigh, NC)
- Angelina Cortez – Youth Accomplishment Scholarship (Winterville, NC)
- Damara Garcia – Youth Accomplishment Scholarship (Charlotte, NC)
October 26, 2012, 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Dinner and 9:00pm Awards presentation Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan St Durham, NC 27701
With the support of Blue Cross Blue Shield and Univision40, Diamante, Inc. presents the 18th Annual Latino Diamante Awards.North Carolina’s most prestigious Latino/Hispanic event, will feature a welcome reception with a Latino artist’s art exhibit and silent auction, followed by dinner and the awards presentation all in Rolling 20’s theme. The audience will be addressed by Congressman David Price, Durham Mayor Bill Bell, and Consul General of Mexico Javier Díaz DeLeón. The Keynote speaker will be Ezekiel Dixon-Roman PHD Professor Penn State University. Edwin Pitti Univision40 and Sheyenne Rodriguez ABC11 will serve as masters of ceremony along with live music by Casablanca Orchestra, and dancing with DJ Samuel.