Hispanic Heritage Panel Discussion & Reception
In a collaboration with community leaders, the Historical Society and Johnson History Museum will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) and explore the Hispanic diaspora in Palm Beach County.
Reception 5:30 pm
Panel 6:30 pm
Representatives of the local Hispanic and Latino community will share inspiring stories from their lives and cultures, educating one another and the audience about some of the ethnic groups living in Palm Beach County.
Moderator: Evelyn Torres Hopkins, Senior Corporate Counsel, Florida Crystals Corporation
Jorge Avellana – Retired Executive Director, Hispanic Human Resources Council, Inc.
Rick Gonzalez – REG Architects
Felicia Rodriquez – News Anchor, WPBF 25 News
Maricela Torres – Executive Director, Esperanza Community Center
The event will also introduce the exhibit Going Places in the historic courtroom, featuring the panelists and other local residents with Hispanic and Latino roots.
A special thank you to supporters of our 2022 Hispanic Heritage celebration:
Discover the Palm Beaches
West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County
Keith James, City of West Palm Beach Mayor
Christy Fox, City of West Palm Beach Commissioner
Jeremy Johnson, HSPBC President & CEO
Russell Kelley, HSPBC Board Member
Christina Lambert, City of West Palm Beach Commissioner
Joseph Peduzzi, City of West Palm Beach Commissioner
Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley
Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association