Our annual Hispanic Heritage Month Awards Ceremony will be held at Casa Azafrán, on Thursday, September 15, 2022  from 6pm – 8pm. We are so excited that in addition to honoring our young essay contest winners, Orgullo Hispano and Amigx We Love Award winners, this year we will also inaugurate the ‘We All Belong’ mural created with artist Ruben Torres. Conexión Américas’ mission is building a welcoming community where Latino families can belong, contribute and succeed. Because of that, in honor of this 20 year milestone, the mural will represent the concept “We all belong.” We hope you can join us for the official mural unveiling and award ceremony! Because Todos Pertenecemos!

The Hispanic Heritage Award Ceremony is an opportunity to recognize high school student essay contest winners and community leaders through The Orgullo Hispano (Hispanic Pride), Amigx We Love awards and the Young Latino Writers’ Essay and Multimedia Contest. 

RSVP to attend this free community event, and keep an eye on that page for more details. The event starts at 6 p.m. and will be streamed from Casa Azafrán

Nominate today! 

Young Latino Writers’ Essay and Multimedia Contest: ‘My Present, My Future, My Generation’

My Present, My Future, My Generation

In honor of Conexión Américas’ 20th anniversary, we invite you to share how your American experience has defined your identity,  how you perceive the role of your generation of young Latinos in shaping our community, and what dreams do you have for yourself and your generation over the next two decades in an essay around the theme My Present, My Future, My Generation’. 

Entries must be submitted by September 2, 2022. Find out further information here

Orgullo Hispano Award

The award will recognize three Latino adults or young people who have been persistently working to better their immediate community –neighborhood, school, workplace, nonprofit or civic organization.

Entries must be submitted by August 19, 2022. Find out further information here


Each year we also dedicate one award for an “Amigo We Love,” a non-Latinx whose work, efforts or voice have promoted, in meaningful ways, the vision of a welcoming Nashville and Tennessee where Latinos, and all immigrants, are embraced as integral members of our communities.

Entries must be submitted by August 19, 2022. Find out further information here. 

During Hispanic Heritage Month, observed nationwide from September 15 to October 15, Conexión Américas and our sponsors celebrate the presence, contributions and rich cultural heritage of Latinos in the United States and in Tennessee.