on my block The star, Jessica Marie Garcia, will serve as the host of the festival; US Congressman Joaquin Castro will make a special appearance.
Returning to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel after last year’s virtual celebration, the Impact Awards celebrates outstanding individuals who dedicate themselves to building a more inclusive entertainment industry through positive portrayals of the Latinx community in front of and behind the camera .
Brenda Victoria Castillo, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, said: “This year’s honorees have helped propel the industry and have been instrumental in the movement for the growing and accurate representation of Latinos in Hollywood since the beginning of their careers. has played.” in a statement. “NHMC is thrilled to return after a year in an individual ceremony, and what better way than to honor some of Hollywood’s most prolific movers and shakers.”
The Impact Awards Gala is just one part of NHMC’s overall mission to highlight the importance of accurate, fair and positive representation in the media, with an increasing number of Latino writers on major networks, advocating for increased representation of diverse talent on major television includes doing. and film sets, and educating media and industry executives on variations of Latino culture.