PROVIDENCE (RI) .- On Sunday, October 19, 2014, Etnias Magazine and Ethnic Business Magazine Awards will celebrate the 2nd Edition of its annual gala dinner and awards for ethnic diversity in commerce. This year’s the “Diversity Champion” award, a distinction for people and organizations who have made significant contributions to the benefit of the different ethnic groups in the state of Rhode Island is awarded to Carlos Spinola.
Etnias’ letter to Spinola states that, “We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected this year as one of our awardees to receive the ” DIVERSITY CHAMPION” distinction, bestowed to individuals and organizations that have reached out and made significant contributions to the betterment of ethnic groups in our state. You have distinguished yourself for being a true promoter of the Cape Verdean culture and its people. Your vigorous participation in the community as a journalist and devoted activism in many Hispanic and Cape Verdean organizations speak a volume about your compassion and sensibility for the immigrant community of Rhode Island.”
Elvys Ruiz, founder and President of Etnias Magazine, welcomes the acceptance that the business sector, community institutions, and the general public have given this award and commends the work being done to promote best practices for ethno-racial diversity in general.
The event which highlights the contributions and exemplary leadership of the business community to ethnic minority groups in RI, takes place on Sunday, October 19, at the Rhode Island Shriners Imperial Room (located at One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905), to starting at 6 pm.
The keynote speaker is Claudia Cardozo, representing Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.
The list of winners in the individual categories are: Lydia Perez, Puerto Rican folklorist; Marta Martinez, oral historian of Mexican origin, and Carlos Spinola, Cape Verdean community activist and journalist. The commercial and non-profit organizations awards go to: HealthSource of RI, Cox Communications, Sodexo, Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC, JSK Tire Muffler Shop, Piñata Center & La Tiendita y Génere Foods.
For more information contact:
(401) 288-3742 or (401) 516-4745