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that we have in our latino community. they're already serving as the da. you're serving as so many parts, our three one one director, our library an, treasurer, our city attorney, so they're critical significant positions that our city is always represented through the latino community and i just want to add more of that talent as we celebrate 2012 latino heritage month and with they would like to invite and introduce someone who has been hard at work for all of us, who understands latino community, asian community, african-american community, the san francisco community, and our values. someone who has fought for over 25 years for all of us. please welcome the next speaker
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of the house leader nancy pelosi. [applause] >> thank you very much mr. mayor for your kind introduction. your nice words of recognition how we worked together and for calling all of us together and a real cause for celebration, latino heritage month. we are very proud of your leadership in recognizing the excellence in the community to take leading roles in the administration of this under your leadership the best city in america. where did you go? the best city in america. [applause] our district attorney, to you, counsel general, to you, and all of the leadership in the room and thank you for your leadership in making this event
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such a special one. it takes place in the context of a year when president barack obama recognized the leadership of the community by giving the presidential medal of freedom, the highest award given in the country to dolores for her leadership. [applause] and it was just last week that many of us gathered in the mission to have a at home celebration there and at that time we exchanged complements as to who could say the best things about the community, but the best thing i can say about the community is that your commitment to family values, to education, to the work ethic, to a sense of community, to faith, and to family for all of that, to the courage of many of your
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ancestors our immediate families to come to america and make the future better for your families with that optism, with that hope, with that determination you make america or american so i thank you latino community for your patriotism. [applause] i was very proud in the house of representatives we passed the dream act to recognize -- [applause] -- as you know it was blocked in the senate but i am so proud that our president by executive action was able to sustain deportations and the dreamers could reach their aspirations and again making america more america and i am proud that the president went yesterday to
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california to dedicate the cesar chavez national monument. many of us worked in colleagues in the congress to support the foundation that built the monument but he by executive order declared it a national monument and i am glad that check alieo and his son and some members of the community were there. such a big turnout they had to turn people away and such a great source of pride. aren't we proud of that? [applause] and aren't we proud of our president. some of these things -- the passage of the dream act, support for the monument for series series and so many things mentioned by the great mayor were only possible of the leadership in our congress of
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the hispanic caucus. and i am pleased to say in this election year we have the opportunity and i think we will send ten more members to congress to be part of the congress and that's an increase of about 50% of the caucus and four of them will be from california, so we're very, very proud that california leads the way. as the mayor talked about the contribution it's easy to understand that our beauty -- i always say the beauty is in the mix . the strength of the city, our state and our country is in our diversity and the recognition of that and the leadership and by appointment, by election, by executive order, by whatever it takes to fully engage the talent, the aspirations, and the determination of this community is a great thing for america
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and we're all very, very proud of that, and i am particularly proud today because i had been asked to give a special award. i would like to congratulate all of the honorees and thank you for what you do for our community and our country. i have the honor to join the mayor in honoring you with the dolores juata with the lifetime achievement award. [applause] as chuck ik makes his way up here this is not only an official honor mr. mayor but a personal pleasure because chuck and his wife bernice were two of my earliest supporters 25 years ago when i first ran for congress. they had one of the first parties for me, a house party, a neighborhood party.
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we have been working together ever since so my daughter christine and their daughter bella we continue this multi-generational relationship. chuck's work as founder of the central latino to san francisco has done nothing less than give people a sense of worth and dignity. it has grown to giving meals to seniors as a full community center for 2300 multi-ethic seniors and families. when the white house had the conference on aging i urged them to listen to grass root activists in the community, and one of the people i asked them to listen to was my appointee to the conference chuck iayala and an advocate for seniors nationwide.
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[applause] okay. in the tradition of the great dolores jaurta and a living legend in our country chuck makes his voice heard from city hall -- mr. mayor you know that, to the white house to neighborhoods to the whole country and when a former president was threatening to privatize social security he organized the community and made his voice heard and prevented turning social security into a privatized gamble for our seniors. we all owe him a great debt of gratitude for saving that pillar of economic security. [applause] and he's doing that now with medicare, with medicare. i mentioned that dolores received the presidential medal of freedom and that day president
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obama recounted one of her mantras. she is always saying "don't wait to be invited. step in there". does that sound like her? throughout his life whenever he sees a challenge or need chuck has stepped in there. he has not waited to be invited and appropriate that we award him with this award and in doing so i am pleased to be joining our great mayor -- aren't we proud of our mayor? it's wonderful to have him as mayor of san francisco? [applause] when you listen to his resume you wonder for how such a young man he fit in all those accomplishments but it works well for our city and we are very proud and the mayor and i join together in thanking chuck for decades of community and
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national leadership congratulating him on today's and him and all of today's awardees and their excellence in media and health and arts and business, education, community, and innovation as the mayor said earlier e expanding security and every other aspect of a safe and vibrant community, and those that are being honored for the after thes thank you -- for all of you thank you for what you do. it is our special privilege though to thank and award you this chuck. [applause]
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>> leader pelosi and chuck iyala -- [applause] you know chuck i have known you for quite some years, and you know you've taken up the helm of leadership for so many years, but you did something that leader pelosi talked about, the president talked about, and you listened to creme -- democratic convention and talked about it across the country. when we retain these positions the important thing that we can do is keep the door open for new leadership and in i symbolic gesture i would like all four latino representatives from the
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youth commission. please all of you step forward and join chuck so we can present latino heritage celebration day in san francisco. old and new the doors are open for everyone to lead and participate. [applause] >> if at this time if i could have all the honorees join us on stage for a picture with leader pelosi and mayor lee. [applause] please come up. richard carranza, jenny florez. jaime
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maldonado, louis. all of the honorees please come to the stage. our leaders from spark america. [applause]
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[applause] by the way for those of you that want to continue celebrating latino heritage month in a very celebratory way the giants just won. [applause] [cheers and applause]
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>> thank you to all honorees. if you take a seat we will begin with the rest of the formal program. thank you mayor lee. thank you leader pelosi. for joining us here today and go giants. [applause] >> woo ! don't you love when we're all together. so we're going to try to get through the program quickly, so now we're going to move on to the next stage of our presentation tonight and we're going to be presenting our first award. we like to invite the newly appointed trustee of city college in san francisco louis santos to the stage.
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[applause] our latina heritage education award this year goes to the new superintendent of the san francisco school district. ms. carranza. [applause] . ritual carranza was sworn in as the new superintendent of the district on june 27 of this year. richard held a position of director of instruction and social justice at the district since 2009. richard lead the implementation of the strategic plan. his responsibilities include the redesign of the district's central office to support school sites and core curriculum to achieve more equitable educational outcomes for our children. after
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entering the school system speaking no english he knows how powerful education can be and in advancing our community. please let's give a round of applause to our education award. [applause] >> thank you. if you won't mind staying for a moment so we can present our next award to the next honoree and it's a new category tonight and it goes to a innovative program at mission high school. this goes to spark america, a program at mission high school and latino strategic alliance and would welcome the martinez brothers and you all to come up and accept the word from the superintendent richard
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carranza. [applause] >> spark america is a dynamic and blended pilot program introducing entrepreneurship to students in mission high school in san francisco and was launched in 2012 and teaching students three days a week. one of the most important things they do is learning about the new economy and engage with the latest web and mobile technologies and they bring in entrepreneurers as guest speakers and share the work they're doing in our communities today and their career path and how technology influenced their lives so to spark america and the martinez brothers and others we thank you for your service. [applause]
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>> the next awardees will be recognized for their contributions in the field of business. to make this presentation we would like to invite to the stage the honorable from mexico mr. corona . [applause] >> jenny florez is the director -- i'm sorry. would you join us at the stage. [applause] jenny is a community development director of city northern california. she is responsible for the community development, investment in the community -- community redevelopment act program and making sure that under served communities in the marketplace have access to financial services and
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products. prior to her position with citi she served with the congress of california seniors a state wide nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting low income families on the issues of health care, affordable housing, transportation and consumer protection. please give a round of applause to jenny. [applause] our next honoree in the field of business is jammy man maldanado from the mission district. >> jiemy was born in san francisco in the late 60's and living in the mission and defined yourself by chicana, latino or mexican. his father
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founded the bakery and he took over in 1992 after graduating from san francisco state. when we asked him what circumstances shaped him he said greeing up in the mission shaped me and we knew our fathers cleaned a dish, picked some fruit and if you lost sight of your neighbor and the struggle you lost sight of your identity. unfortunately for our community makes ends meet means focusing on your own struggle and hopes that the future leaders can stand and change this and wanted all of you to know those leaders are you, so to you jiemy for your work in the community in san francisco we thank you for your service. [applause]
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>> and thank you for the cookies, the springel cookies and my son and every time he walks by lavictoria he wants to stop and thank you for the contribution to the neighborhood. >> thank you. [applause] >> our next honoree will be recognized for their contributions in the field of community service. to make this presentation we would like to invite to the stage our 2010 community service honoree esstella garcia executive director of la raza. [applause] >> the honoree for this years community service award goes to louis a roachy and planner for
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the district attorney's office. [applause] >> congratulations. born in san francisco california louis' mother was a war refugee and his father was a war refugee and settled in the mission district and exposed to street violence he would struggle everyday to stay alive and resulted in dropping out of high school for safety reasons and spent his adolescence in and out of juvenile custody. he has many years experience in this area. he was hired by the district attorney george gaston to lead the first alternative servicing initiative as a planner. he will help pioneer a new path and reducing recidivism and identify the needs of the defendant and advance public safety. his
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priorities are to reduce violent crime, work with the city's vulnerable communities and help individuals not reenter the system. he's a loving husband and father and proud neighbor in san francisco. [applause] >> our next awardee will be recognized for their contributions in the field of media, and to make this presentation we ask that our 2008 latino heritage education winner join us on stage tonight. [applause] tonight in the field of media we recognize this individual, host and producer of television as
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the 2012 latino heritage media honoree. he's an award emmy journalists both in mexico and the united states. she joined san francisco's team in 2010 where she moved her with her husband george gaston. she said as a franciscan it's with great honor and pride she accepts this award. she can't think of a better place to call home than san francisco. she said journalism affords her the opportunity to give the community a voice, an opportunity to speak for those that can't speak for themselves, to inform and impower those like her that came in search of the american dream it to you
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congratulations and thank you for your service. [applause] >> our next honoree will be recognized for the contribution in the field of health and medicine. we would like to invite the director of the san francisco of public health and the 2010 health and medicine honoree to join us on stage to honor our next awardee. [applause] >> our 2012 honoree for latino heritage and health and medicine award goes to dr. gaston. [applause]
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>> i will say when we looked at all of the credentials we would spend half of tonight going through them, so the doctor is the head of the health and public health of san francisco. as a health officer he is official who exercises leadership and authorities to protect and promote the health of all franciscans. he is the equivalent of the of the u.s. surgeon general. he is humbled and honored to be here in the city of his birth. we are lucky to have someone from san francisco. congratulations. [applause] >> well, mayor lee since you're still here i wanted to take a moment to say thank you so much
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for the honor of serving and you giving me the opportunities as a latino member of the san francisco community to take on new responds and challenges. it's a great honor to be in the presence of keeping it a family affair and speaker pelosi and her daughter and it's a great honor for me to accept this position. [applause] . but our work is really about the community, and before our final award presentation tonight i would like to invite to the stage the two newest members of your administration mayor lee, christina palon and christina could you please join me up on stage. [applause] . please join me in a very warm round of applause for christina and her work here in san
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francisco. [applause] >> thank you mayor lee for this extraordinary opportunity. i am honored to be considered for this position and look forward to working with you and the entire city family and san francisco families get the time and attention they need to thrive, grow and evolve. our neighborhoods define our city and central to making san francisco one of the best places to live. thank you to joaquin for having the foresight that i have for taking on this new role. i have tremendous shoes to fill and you did a great job and my predecessors and supervisor givein dufty and