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Photos from the 2007 María DeCastro Blake Awards Dinner and Silent Auction
May 4, 2007

On Friday, May 4, the New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center (NJHRIC) of The Newark Public Library held its annual María DeCastro Blake Awards Dinner and Silent Auction at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.

Honorees were Raúl Dávila (posthumous award), Maria "Charo" Juega, and Eliu Rivera. Dr. Hilda Hidalgo received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards dinner was sponsored by Prudential Financial; The Foundation for the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research & Development; PSE&G; Berkeley College; Anheuser-Busch, and Provident Bank.

Click here to read the press release about the event.

Honorees
Honorees (from left to right), Maria "Charo" Juega, Isabel Perez Dávila (wife of the late Raúl Dávila), Dr. Hilda Hidalgo, Eliu Rivera.
Click here to see a larger copy.

 

Dr._Hidalgo_with_Mayor_Booker
Mayor Cory Booker with Lifetime Achivement Award winner Dr. Hilda Hidalgo.
 

Ingrid_Betancourt_presents_posthumous_award
Ingrid Betancourt (of the NJHRIC) presents the posthumous award for Raúl Dávila to Mr. Dávila’s widow, Isabel Perez Dávila (r.) and daughter, Helen Melissa Dávila (l.).
 

Jose_Acevedo_with_Eliu_Rivera
Jose Acevedo, chair of the NJHRIC Organizing Committee, with honoree Eliu Rivera.
 

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Honoree Maria "Charo" Juega with Grissele Camacho, vice chair of the NJHRIC Support Network.
 

Dr._Jiménez_Wagenheim_with_Dr._Hidalgo
Dr. Hilda Hidalgo with Dr. Olga Jiménez Wagenheim, founding chair
of the NJHRIC Support Network.

 

 

Photo credits: The Newark Public Library

 

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