NYC: LOUD’s SOMOS Gala, in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, TONIGHT, Sept. 22nd @ Cedar Lake

AHF’s Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (LOUD) to honor individuals and organizations that have contributed to the advancement and well-being of Latino communities nationally.

NEW YORK--()--AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (LOUD) will host its second annual SOMOS Gala to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, September 22nd at 7 PM at Cedar Lake Events space, located at 547 W 26th street in New York City, adjacent to the High Line. The formal gala dinner and ceremony will honor the contributions of both individuals and organizations that have contributed to the advancement and well-being of Latino communities nationally. The event will include award presentations as well as live music and the unveiling of LOUD’s 2016 video campaign, which is a collaboration with the NYC-based comedy troupe, ROOM 28.

“LOUD is excited to host our second annual SOMOS gala and launch our newest digital campaign during National Hispanic Heritage Month to bring home a message around sexual health through comedy and a touch of cultural nuances to initiate these difficult conversations,” said Hector Torres, Chair of LOUD. “With Latinos making up 21% of all new HIV infections in the U.S., we also want to recognize those who have, and continue to work tirelessly to eliminate the social and health disparities that remain a threat to Latino communities.”

 
WHAT: 2nd annual SOMOS Awards Gala to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month
 
Formal gala dinner and ceremony to honor the contributions of individuals and organizations who have contributed to the advancement and well-being of Latino communities nationally.
 
WHEN:

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 7:00 pm

 
**RED CARPET: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

**VIP RECEPTION: 7 pm – 8 pm

**DINNER PROGRAM: 8 pm

 
WHERE: Cedar Lake Events space

547 W. 26th Street

New York, NY 10001
 
WHO:

AHF’s Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (LOUD)

Cesar Ramirez – Celebrity Hair stylist (Kim Kardashian, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson)

Michael Diaz – Flama’s Dominican vs. Puerto Ricans, Room 28 Comedy

Rachel Strauss-Muñiz - HBO Latino’s “Habla Ya!”, Room 28 Comedy

Oskar Rodriguez – HULU’s East Los High & LOUD Ambassador

 

MEDIA CREDENTIALS:
PLEASE RSVP to Lorena Alamillo at
lorena@vpepr.com or (626) 403-3200 ext. 219

Talent/Celebrity RSVP:
PLEASE RSVP to Ernest Skinner at
ernest@ernestskinner.com

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 600,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

ABOUT LOUD (Latino Outreach and Understanding Division):

The Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (LOUD) is a division of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS service provider, that seeks to address the social and health disparities that remain a threat to Latino communities across the United States through innovative media strategies.

Contacts

NEW YORK
AHF
Hector Torres, LOUD Chairman
+1-917-930-7951 mobile
hector.torres@aidshealth.org
or
VPE
Lorena Alamillo
626-403-3200 ext. 219
323-557-5115 day of event
or
LOS ANGELES
AHF
Ged Kenslea, Director of Communications
+1-323-308-1833 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org

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NYC: LOUD’s SOMOS Gala, in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, TONIGHT, Sept. 22nd-@ Cedar Lake

Contacts

NEW YORK
AHF
Hector Torres, LOUD Chairman
+1-917-930-7951 mobile
hector.torres@aidshealth.org
or
VPE
Lorena Alamillo
626-403-3200 ext. 219
323-557-5115 day of event
or
LOS ANGELES
AHF
Ged Kenslea, Director of Communications
+1-323-308-1833 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org