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Comité Noviembre Kicks-Off Puerto Rican Heritage Month in NYC

Community calendar Heritage committee honors Puerto Rican community leaders and outstanding scholars: Anita Antonetty , community organizer; Javier E. Gomez , actor/reporter, community volunteer; Frances Lucerna , Executive Director, El Puente; Yesenia Aponte-Meléndez , El Punto de la Montaña; Brenda Jimenez Peralta , Associate Director of Agency Development/North East Region, Big Brother, Big Sister of America; Lance Rios , President & CEO, Being Latino, Inc.; Jose Santiago , News Director WBAI; George Torres , Founder, Sofrito for Your Soul & Capicu Poetry & Cultural Showcase. Members of Taller Boricua ( Marcos Dimas , Fernando Salicrup , Nitza Tufiño and Irma Ayla ) will receive special recognition for promoting and supporting community artists and cultural diversity. CN Scholarship Recipients, Continuing Scholars and Richie Perez Peace and Justice Scholars will also be honored. What: The “Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad” Awards recognize outstanding individuals wh