Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tune in Tonight as the National Council of La Raza Honors Anna Maria Chávez!

Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez will be honored tonight by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) with its Graciela Olivarez La Raza Award at the organization’s annual convention in New Orleans.

The National Council of La Raza will be live streaming the Awards Gala tonight where Anna will be receiving her award. The gala begins at 8 pm Central time and will feature Anna at approximately 9:30 pm Central time.

Live stream the event here: http://www.livestream.com/nclrannualconference

The Washington, D.C.-based National Council of La Raza is the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The award, named in honor of attorney Graciela Olivarez for her commitment to Hispanic women’s rights, is presented each year to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions in promoting the interests of Hispanic Americans.  Olivarez was the first woman to graduate from the University of Notre Dame Law School and later became the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in President Jimmy Carter’s administration.

Previous honorees include U.S. Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Maria Otero, undersecretary of state for democracy and global affairs.