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Local Latino leaders to be honored as part of Cinco de Mayo celebration

Local Latino leaders to be honored as part of Cinco de Mayo celebration

Author: SuperUser Account/Friday, April 29, 2016/Categories: Uncategorized, Living, Government

Former State Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, who also was legal advisor to the late civil-rights activist Cesar Chavez, will speak at a gathering honoring local Latino leaders in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Hosted by Riverside County Community Action Partnership’s Multi-Cultural and Arts Committee, the event is planned from noon to 1 p.m. on May 5 at 2038 Iowa Ave., Suite B-102 in Riverside.

Reynoso was the first Latino to hold a seat on the Third District Court of Appeal and the California State Supreme Court. He was also the first Latino to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“We are very honored to hear from Justice Reynoso. We know he will bring a wealth of information and insight to the ongoing efforts to assist low-income families in Riverside County,” said Brenda Freeman, Community Action Partnership executive director.

Along with Reynoso, among those honored will be Andy Melendrez, Riverside City Council Member; Kitty Alvarado, KMIR News; Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder; and Susana Esmeralda Chandi, business owner.

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