NEW YORK, November 8th, 2022. The We Are All Human Foundation announced today that Dolores Huerta, Alfonso Herrera, and Joanna Pena-Bickley will be honored with the Hispanic Star Awards for 2022 at the upcoming We Are All Human Gala on December 8, 2022. The event will take place at Gotham Hall in New York City.
- Dolores Huerta, one of the founders of the United Farm Workers, is one of the most influential and beloved activists of the 20th century. An iconic symbol for the farm workers movement, feminists, and labor activists, Huerta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, the highest civilian award in the United States.
- Alfonso Herrera is a Mexican-born actor renowned for many film and television roles, including The Ozark, Sense 8, and Netflix’s “¡Que Viva México!”. Since 2020, he has served as a goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee agency.
- Joanna Pena-Bickley is Philanthropist, Investor, Chief Design Officer, DesignedByUs.org, Design Corps, and Design Exec. inventing the future of mobility at Uber. As a Latina in tech, she is responsible for critical innovations in AI-aided generative and cognitive experience design.
“Our three honorees – Dolores Huerta, Alfonso Herrera, and Joanna Pena-Bickley — capture the spirit of our commitment to the progress of the Latino community. Not only have they each broken down barriers in their own fields, but they also continue to reach out, inspire and uplift others,” said Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder and CEO of the We Are All Human Foundation.
This iconic night for the Latino community will celebrate the contributions Hispanics make to this country and mobilizes support to continue accelerating the progress of the community. The powerful voices of journalist Maria Elena Salinas, known as the “Voice of Hispanic America,” and Genesis Suero, upcoming Entertainment correspondent at Telemundo and 2018 Miss United States, will lead the night as masters of ceremonies.
Influencers supporting the cause include; the iconic Kunno, Dr. Mauricio, Sara Mora, Mariana Cantú, and others. The programming includes special performances from singer AY Young who will release his new single dedicated to We Are All Human, and singer-songwriter Sophia Angelica. Enrique Cabrera, a multidisciplinary contemporary artist from Veracruz, Mexico, will honor the night with one of his masterpieces from his Palmarius collection, currently exhibited at Rockefeller Center. Former Miss Venezuela Luisa Diaz, actress, and former Miss Mexico Josselyn Garciglia will attend dressed in gowns by Brazilian luxury fashion designer Anne Fontaine. Prominent leaders in philanthropy, diplomacy, and the corporate world will attend.
Three paintings from the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, two Super Bowl tickets, two NFL Honors tickets, and other priceless items were donated for the online silent auction, where people can offer donations to support the cause.
To date, corporate sponsors of the Gala include Airbnb, Bank of America, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cannes Lions, AARP, Merck, Pepsico, BlackRock, Edelman, Foreign Policy Magazine, S&P Global, Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Macmillan, Unilever, MLS, NFL, Paramount, E&J Gallo, Beam Suntory, Vevo, Chobani, Synchrony, Carrier. More companies and organizations are supporting this event.
With the support of sponsors and participants in the Gala, the We Are All Human Foundation will keep working to unify the Hispanic community, change the community’s perception of the U.S., and mobilize Corporate America to commit to and strengthen its representation in the workplace. For information regarding tickets and sponsorship, please visit: https://www.weareallhuman.org/gala/
# # #
About We Are All Human:
We Are All Human is a registered 501 (c)3 public charity devoted to advancing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for all, with a particular focus on accelerating the progress of Hispanics in the United States. We Are All Human aims to mobilize and equip Corporate America to engage genuinely with Latinos as employees, community and consumers; and to increase the unity, perception and representation of Hispanics in America