LOUD Hosts 2nd Annual SOMOS Gala, in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 22nd in NYC

AHF’s Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (LOUD) to honor
individuals and organizations that have contributed to the advancement
and well-being of Latino communities nationally

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS
Healthcare Foundation’s
Latino Outreach and Understanding Division
(LOUD) will host its second annual SOMOS Gala to commemorate National
Hispanic Heritage Month
on Thursday, September 22nd
at 7 PM at Cedar
Lake Events
space, located at 547 W 26th
street
in New York City, adjacent to the High Line. The formal gala
dinner and ceremony will honor the contributions of both individuals and
organizations that have contributed to the advancement and well-being of
Latino communities nationally. The event will include award
presentations as well as live music and the unveiling of LOUD’s 2016
video campaign, which is a collaboration with the NYC-based comedy
troupe, ROOM
28
.

“LOUD is excited to host our second annual SOMOS gala and launch our
newest digital campaign during National Hispanic Heritage Month to bring
home a message around sexual health through comedy and a touch of
cultural nuances to initiate these difficult conversations,” said Hector
Torres
, Chair of LOUD. “With Latinos making up 21% of all new HIV
infections in the U.S., we also want to recognize those who have, and
continue to work tirelessly to eliminate the social and health
disparities that remain a threat to Latino communities.”

   
WHAT: 2nd annual SOMOS Awards Gala to honor National
Hispanic Heritage Month
 
Formal gala dinner and ceremony to honor the contributions of
individuals and organizations who have contributed to the
advancement and well-being of Latino communities nationally.
 
WHEN:

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 7:00 pm

 

**RED CARPET: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

**VIP RECEPTION: 7 pm – 8 pm

**DINNER PROGRAM: 8 pm

 
WHERE: Cedar Lake Events space

547 W. 26th Street

New York, NY 10001
 
WHO:

AHF’s Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (LOUD)

Cesar Ramirez – Celebrity Hair stylist (Kim Kardashian,
Ciara, Jennifer Hudson)

Michael Diaz – Flama’s Dominican vs. Puerto Ricans, Room 28
Comedy

Rachel Strauss-Muñiz HBO Latino’s “Habla Ya!”, Room 28
Comedy

Oskar Rodriguez HULU’s, East Los High & LOUD Ambassador

Tracy Perez – FX’s The Strain

 

MEDIA CREDENTIALS:
PLEASE RSVP to Lorena Alamillo at
lorena@vpepr.com
or (626) 403-3200 ext. 219

Talent/Celebrity RSVP:
PLEASE RSVP to Ernest Skinner at
ernest@ernestskinner.com

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
600,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
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and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

ABOUT LOUD (Latino Outreach and Understanding
Division):

The Latino Outreach and Understanding
Division (LOUD) is a division of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF),
the world’s largest AIDS service provider, that seeks to address the
social and health disparities that remain a threat to Latino communities
across the United States through innovative media strategies.

Contacts

AHF
NEW YORK:
Hector Torres, LOUD Chairman
+1.917.930.7951
mobile
hector.torres@aidshealth.org
or
LOS
ANGELES:
Ged Kenslea, Director of Communications
+1.323.308.1833
mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
VPE
Lorena
Alamillo

626.403.3200 ext. 219
323.557.5115 day of event

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