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:

Visionary Sponsor:
Discover the Palm Beaches
Florida Crystals
West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority

Host Committee:
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
Original Equipment
Joseph Peduzzi, City of West Palm Beach Commissioner
Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley

Armando Fana
Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association
REG Architects
Gina Sabean

The event is finished.


Oct 19 2022


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum
300 N. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL
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2 Responses

  1. I would like to know more about Hispanics settled in Palm Beach County during the 50;s or 60”s when most of the Cubans arrived in Florida y relocated in Palm Beach County. Hispanics, had helped in the development of Palm Beach County, nevertheless very little has been documented.

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