2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Breakfast

2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Breakfast

Registration is stillopen at the following link:  https://galeo.ejoinme.org/2014HHLate

Keynote Speaker: Richard Blanco, President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Poet

Richard Blanco (born February 15, 1968) is an American poet, public speaker, author and civil engineer. The fifth poet to read at an inauguration, he was the inaugural poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration. He is the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person and the youngest person to be the U.S. inaugural poet.

Take a listen to an NPR interview (2/18/13):  http://www.npr.org/2013/02/18/171903179/inaugural-poet-richard-blanco-i-finally-felt-like-i-was-home

Watch him at President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Poet:

Watch Poet Richard Blanco Read the Inaugural Poem

Join us for the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Breakfast!

Registration is stillopen at the following link:  https://galeo.ejoinme.org/2014HHLate

PLATINUM:

New Georgia Project

SILVER:  Azteca America; The Coca-Cola Company; Georgia Power; Telemundo; Univision 34 Atlanta

Bronze:  Briarcliff Pediatrics

Leadership:  Atlanta Regional Commission; Del Campo, Weber & Grayson LLC; Georgia Equality; Kilpatrick Townsend LLP; Kuck Immigration Partners LLC; Terry Jackson PC; Rohan Law PC; Southwest Airlines

Amigos:  Bertis Downs; Diaz Foods; Jason Esteves, Atlanta Board of Education, District 9 At-Large; Georgia State Senator Steve Henson (D); Peach State Federal Credit Union; Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE); Road to Recovery, Inc.; State Farm Insurance Company

Community Partners:  Alston & Bird LLP; AmeriMex Communications; AT&T HACEMOS; BB&T; Better Pallets Inc; Consultorio Medico Hispano; The Corso Law Center; Cuadra & Patel, LLC; Display America;Fort Valley State University; Georgia State Rep. Pat Gardner (D); Georgia AFL-CIO; Georgia Restaurant Association; Georgia State Senator Jack Hill (R); International Women’s Health Services-CIMA; LEFKO Group; Moccasinhead Enterprises, LLC; Parking Company of America; Rey Pascual; RCC & Associates Inc.; Rodriguez Immigration Firm; Taylor English Duma LLP ; TOPTEL USA LLC; Youn Law Group

Tables/GROUPS:  Dalton State College; Georgia Gwinnett College; Georgia State University Goizueta Scholars; McGuire & Woods LLP; Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP; Mundo Hispanico

 

 

Keynote Speaker: Richard Blanco, President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Poet

The 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Breakfast is one of the principle fundraising events for GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund.

Elected & Appointed officials, Consular Representatives and Candidates for office:
Jason Carter Georgia State Senator, Democratic Candidate for Governor
Steve Henson Georgia State Senator (D)
Stacey Abrams, Georgia State Representative and House Minority Leader  & New Georgia Project
Pat Gardner, State Representative Georgia House of Representatives
Dax Lopez, Judge DeKalb County State Court
Emma I. Darnell, Commissioner, Fulton County Commission
Leonard Gomez, City Council Member, City of Grantville Georgia Power
Jason Esteves, Board Member Atlanta Public Schools Board
Rocio Woody, Commissioner Board of Corrections
VICTOR PELAEZ MILLAN, CONSULADO GENERAL DE MEXICO
Kent Alexander,  Chief of Staff, Nunn for Senate
Andrew Hunt, Libertarian Candidate for Governor
Doreen Carter, Democratic Candidate for Georgia Sec. of State
Francisco Artley, GOP Candidate Georgia State Senate, District 35

 

 

Previous speakers included:

Jason Esteves, Atlanta Board of Education, At-Large Seat 9, 1st Latino Elected to any School Board of Education in Georgia (2014); Elianne Ramos, Principal and CEO, Speak Hispanic (aka Geek Goddess and widely regarded as one of the most influential Latinas in social media) & Estela Martinez, Georgia DREAM’er (2013); Cid Wilson, Board Chairman of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (2013); Matt Baretto, Ph.D., Latino Decisions (2012); Lydia Camarillo, Vice President of Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP)in 2012; MARTIN R. CASTRO, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2011); Hon. Dax Lopez, DeKalb County State Court Judge (2011); Hon. Luis Aguilar, Commissioner, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (2010); U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano (Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, 2006); U.S. Rep. Joe Baca (Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, 2007); U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL); U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO); U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ); U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA); U.S. Rep. Luis Fortuno (R-Puerto Rico); State Senator Sam Zamarripa (D-Atlanta); Rev. Joseph Lowery; Sylvia Mendez (Mendez v. Westminster 1947); Arturo Vargas (Executive Director of NALEO); Dr. Juan Andrade (President of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute); Doraville Police Chief John King.

Event Info

Date: Friday, September 26th, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location:

Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30092

www.atlantanortheast.hilton.com

The event is expected to sell out. Reservations are now being taken and will be made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations will be held only when payment is processed or received. Please see credit card link below.

Registration is now open by credit card or mailing a check with the appropriate payment (GALEO, P.O. Box 29506, Atlanta, GA, 30359):

Current GALEO Members & Nonprofits: $50.00 per person

Non-GALEO Members: $100.00 per person

GIL Participants and Student Rate: $25.00 per person

Group Tables – $750.00: Corporations or groups may purchase a table at the rate above for a table of EIGHT people.

EARLY Registration is NOW open at the following link (until 9/19/14):

https://galeo.ejoinme.org/2014HH

Once the credit card is processed online, you will receive an email receipt.

To do early registration by mail (Must be mailed by 9/19/14), please make a check to GALEO and send by mail to: GALEO, Attn: 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Breakfast, P.O. Box 29506, Atlanta, GA, 30359. Please include the names of the people attending the breakfast and also include an email contact for the people attending. In the check memo, please write “2014 HH Breakfast”.

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LATE REGISTRATION AFTER September 19th (only by credit card):

Current GALEO Members & Nonprofits: $75.00 per person

Non-GALEO Members: $150.00 per person

GIL Participants and Student Rate: $40.00 per person

Group Tables – $1,000.00: Corporations or groups may purchase a table at a rate of $1,000.00 for a table of EIGHT.

PROCESS YOUR CREDIT CARD BY FOLLOWING THIS SECURE LINK AFTER September 19th FOR LATE REGISTRATION

LATE REGISTRATION (after September 19th)! FOLLOW THIS LINK! LATE Registration

https://galeo.ejoinme.org/2014HHLate

Once the credit card is processed online, you will receive an email receipt.

Note: No funds will be used for any partisan effort or for any campaigns as designated by the IRS for nonprofit and nonpartisan 501?(3) and 501?(6) organizations.

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Biography

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Richard Blanco
Acclaimed Cuban-American Poet
President Obama’s Inaugural Poet 2013

“Mr. Obama picked Mr. Blanco because the poet?s ‘deeply personal poems are rooted in the idea of what it means to be an American.’? ? Addie Whisenant, Inaugural committee spokeswoman

“Richard Blanco’s speech invites the reader in with its search for home. His lyrics open doors onto his Cuban immigrant family, his father’s early death, and his own migration from a life in Florida to a life in Maine. His speech houses a generous love of others and a persistent reach for what is absent.” ?Spencer Reese

Richard Blanco is the author of City of a Hundred Fires (1998), Directions to the Beach of the Dead (2005), Looking for the Gulf Motel (2012), One Today(2013), Boston Strong (2013), and For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet?s Journey(2013). In 2013, Blanco was chosen to serve as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, becoming the youngest, first Latino, immigrant and openly gay writer to hold the honor. His poems have appeared in countless literary journals and anthologies, including Best American Prose Poems and Ploughshares. Blanco has received numerous honors for his writings and performances, including an honorary doctorate from Macalester College and being named a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. He is currently working on a full-length memoir and is collaborating with renowned illustrator Dav Pilkey on a children?s book.

Presidential Inaugural Poets: January 20, 1961 inaugural of John F. Kennedy, Robert Frost read his poem “The Gift Outright”; January 20, 1993 inaugural of Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning”; January 20, 1997 inaugural of Bill Clinton, Miller Williams read his poem “Of History and Hope”; January 20, 2009 inaugural of Barack Obama, Elizabeth Alexander read her poem “Praise Song for the Day”; January 21, 2013 inaugural of Barack Obama, Richard Blanco read his poem “One Today.”

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Directions to Hilton Atlanta Northeast

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Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30092

www.atlantanortheast.hilton.com

For a map and personalized directions, please follow the link below from the hotel:

MAP & DIRECTIONS www.atlantanortheast.hilton.com

DIRECTIONS FROM THE HOTEL STAFF

TRAVELING SOUTH ON I-75: Follow I-75 to I-285 Interchange Take I-285 EAST– Exit 259. Remain on I-285 East for 10.5 miles to GA 141 North? Exit 31B – Peachtree Industrial Blvd

Follow Peachtree Ind Blvd for five miles. Take right fork in highway. At 2nd traffic light, make a U-turn – hotel is on your right side.

TRAVELING SOUTH ON I-85: Exit I-85 at Jimmy Carter Blvd (EXIT 99). Turn Right off the exit. Continue to Peachtree Industrial Blvd & turn right. At 2nd traffic light, make a U-turn – hotel is on your right side.

TRAVELING NORTH ON I-85: (from airport) Take I-85 NORTH to I-285 WEST (Exit 95). Take I-285 West 2.4 miles to EXIT 31B; GA 141 North/Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Follow Peachtree Ind Blvd for 4.5 miles. Take right fork in highway, remaining on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. At 2nd traffic light, make a U-turn – hotel is on your right side.

TRAVELING NORTH ON I-75: (from Macon) Take I-75 NORTH to I-675 NORTH (EXIT 227) Take I-675 North 10.1 miles and merge with I-285 EAST (Augusta/Greenville). Take I-285 for 20.9 miles to GA 141 North? EXIT 31B – Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Follow Peachtree Ind Blvd for 4.5 miles. Take right fork in highway remaining on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. At 2nd traffic light, make a U-turn – hotel is on your right side.

TRAVELING WEST ON I-20:(from Augusta) Follow I-20 WEST to I-285 NORTH, Exit 67B. Take I-285 for 14.6 miles to GA 141 North? EXIT 31B – Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Follow Peachtree Ind Blvd for 4.5 miles. Take right fork in highway remaining on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. At 2nd traffic light, make a U-turn – hotel is on your right side.

TRAVELING EAST ON I-20: (from Birmingham)Follow I-20 EAST to I-285 NORTH, Exit 51B. Take I-285 for 20.6 miles to GA 141 North? EXIT 31B – Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Follow Peachtree Ind Blvd for 4.5 miles. Take right fork in highway remaining on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. At 2nd traffic light, make a U-turn – hotel is on your right side.

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