NBC4 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

NBC4 celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 with a special reception at the Organization of American States on Oct. 5.

Two individuals and two organizations were honored for the ways in which they are Working 4 the Community.

The event was emceed by News4 anchor and reporter Erika Gonzalez.

NBC4 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The honorees:

Guests at the reception were treated to sweet and savory food from Escencias Panamenas Restaurant. Argentinian singer Francisco Pesqueira, who appeared Oct. 6-8 at Teatro De La Luna, and dancers Chivonnie Gius and Mario Cervantes from the Salsa with Silvia Dance Studio entertained the guests.

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On Oct. 14, NBC4 presented “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage,” a half-hour special hosted by News4’s Erika Gonzalez and David Culver. Here are links to several segments from the show:

A local band is bringing the beat and rhythm of salsa music to D.C. News4's Erika Gonzalez spoke with members of Cubano Groove.
One of the biggest challenges facing the Latino community in the D.C. area has been gang influence and violence. News4's David Culver took a trip to the Don Bosco Center, which is providing students with a safe space to play and learn.
Catherine Cortez Masto has broken the glass ceiling as the first Latina U.S. senator. Cortez Masto sat down with News4's Erika Gonzalez to talk about the path she took to get there and what more needs to be done.

Donate Life/Washington Regional Transplant Community was proud to sponsor Hispanic Heritage Month with NBC4.

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