June 8, 2018

Lulac Iowa honors members working to change lives

DAVENPORT, IOWA - Following a year of strong activism and crisis response, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Iowa will gather to recognize members who are making a difference in our state.

"We work to fight racism, support our community, organize and empower Latinos across the state," said Michael Reyes, LULAC Iowa State Director. "We've had a busy year. It's time to acknowledge what we've accomplished, thank some of our members who are working hard and prepare for the future."

On Saturday, June 16th LULAC state officers and councils from across the state will join with other community organizations for a State Convention & Banquet Dinner at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa. LULAC Iowa will recognize David Suarez of Ottumwa as the LULAC Iowa Man of the Year, Dina Saunders of Mount Pleasant as the Woman of the Year and Guadalupe Chavez of Iowa City as Young Adult of The Year. The group will also recognize individuals who have significantly contributed to the Latino community in the state.

The event begins with a social hour at 5:00 p.m. followed with a banquet dinner at 6:00 p.m. A program and entertainment will follow. Roberto Carmona, a performance-based leadership development and strategy consultant from the Chicago area, is the guest speaker. Entertainment will be provided by the QC Ballet Folklorico and the Crooked Cactus Band.

The public is invited to attend, seats are $35. For more information or to purchase tables or seats, please contact Diane Soliz at 309-236-6232.

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If you would like more information about LULAC Iowa, please visit, contact Michael Reyes at 563-505-5711 or email at for more information on this story.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation's largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC's programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit <;

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