2016 HANESBRANDS INC. HISPANIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
RECIPIENT IS REVEREND FRANCIS RIVERS MEZA
It is with great pride and pleasure that the Hispanic League in coordination with Hanesbrands, Inc., presents this prestigious award to Reverend Francis Rivers Meza. Francis is a collaborator, a passionate advocate and invaluable voice for the Hispanic/Latino community. Born in Mexico City he moved to the United States with his parents when he was two years old, growing up in the Carolinas. While in high school and an undergraduate student at Duke University, Francis became involved in migrant farmworker ministry. This interest in migration issues led him to Italy, to collaborate with the Federation of Italian Protestant Churches and the European Council of Churches on migration issues affecting southern Europe. Francis is an ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a member of Salem Presbytery. As the Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education in the FaithHealth Division of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center he provides compassionate spiritual care to the sick, injured and dying and coordinates pastoral care outreach to Spanish-speaking patients and families. Actively involved with the broader community he dedicates time with El Buen Pastor, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Building Integrated Communities and the Hispanic League to name only a few. Since August 2014, Francis has co-chaired a working group and leadership team to bring the FaithAction Community ID program to Forsyth County. More than 600 people have attended the ID Drives at South East Plaza supported by community partners (Winston-Salem Police Department, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Forsyth County Health Department, Hispanic League and Love Out Loud.) He hopes to develop an initiative of the FaithHealth Division to focus on the health and well-being of Hispanic/Latino men. As an active community leader sharing his passion for his culture and making a personal commitment to improve the lives of Hispanic/Latinos he is most deserving of this award.
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
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2017 HANESBRANDS INC. HISPANIC LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATION INFORMATION
Nominations: An opportunity to honor a person, group, or organization that has made substantial contributions through their leadership to our Hispanic/Latino community in the Forsyth County area. This award recognizes a leader for a specific accomplishment or for lifetime achievements. Nominees will be judged on their leadership in volunteer service to the community including: education, arts, social and human services, economic development, or promoting diversity or multicultural understanding.
Award: The recipient will receive a plaque and recognition for their contributions at our 18th Annual Spanish Nite Awards Gala on April 22nd, 2017.
Eligibility: The nomination may be for one individual, a group of individuals, or an organization. To be eligible, the nominee does not need be a Hispanic League member or of Hispanic/Latino heritage. Individuals who currently serve or have served on the Hispanic League board of directors in the past year (2016) are ineligible to receive the award. No one shall receive the award more than once.
- Individuals or an organization may nominate an eligible person, group, or organization.
- Nominee must be a deserving and have shown outstanding leadership within the Forsyth County Hispanic/Latino Community.
- Nominations must be supported by detailed descriptions of the nominee’s leadership activities. Attributes such as personal commitment, time spent, creativity, success of projects, dedication, impact on the community, and the support of the nominee’s activity will be taken into account during the judging.
- There are no restrictions on age, race, ethnic origin, disability, religious beliefs or gender expression. (See selection guidelines for details.)
Send nomination forms to the following address:
Hispanic League, 690 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: HanesBrand Leadership Award
Past Years HanesBrands Inc Hispanic Leadership Award Recipients: (these award recipients cannot be nominated again)
2005 Dr. Joy McLaughlin
2006 Fermin Bocanegra
2007 Jason Underwood
2008 Ernesto de la Torre, MD, MA
2009 Pauline Morris
2010 Rosa Blanca Miranda
2011 Carlos Patiño
2012 Karla Pereira
2013 W.K. “Ike” Keener
2014 D.E. "Woody" Clinard
2015 Mary Dickinson
2016 Francis Rivers Meza
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