2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Heroes - KCET
As part of Union Bank’s Heritage Month celebrations, we are proud to sponsor the Local Heroes Awards and to honor various individuals for their positive contributions in the Latino community.
The honorees will be formally recognized as part of its Annual Local Heroes Awards, which Union Bank has sponsored for fourteen years in partnership with public television station KCET. The station will also broadcast video profiles of the honorees throughout its Hispanic Heritage Month programming from September 15 through October 15, 2011.
Congratulations to our 2011 Local Heroes of the Year:
Jesús Salvador Treviño
Barrio Dog Productions
Los Angeles, CA
Jesús Salvador Treviño is a writer, producer, and activist whose projects reflect his social commitment and artistic vision. His career began as a student activist documenting the 1960s Chicano Civil Rights Movement with a super 8 camera. Throughout his career, he's been a participant and a chronicler of current events and issues, reflected in his work in film, television and books, which include "Yo Soy Chicano," "Chicano Moratorium," "Criminal Minds," and "ER"; his collection of short stories, such as "The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories"; and his memoir, "Eyewitness - A Filmmaker's Memoir Of The Chicano Movement." Mr. Treviño is the recipient of the prestigious Directors Guild Award and two Alma Awards for Outstanding Director of a Prime Time Television Drama and as co-executive producer of "Resurrection Blvd."
Teresa Campos Hernández
Los Angeles, CA
Teresa Campos Hernández is a business woman, community advocate and humanitarian. Teresa and her husband Antonio Hernández opened Teresita's Restaurant in 1983. Aside from serving meals, Teresita's Restaurant is a place of hope and compassion to those in need. Regarded as the "Angel de Los Angeles" by many community members, her philanthropic spirit is infinite and her determination to help is commendable. The 77-year-old raises funds the old-fashioned way - by way of a jarrito, or collections jar, in the restaurant and through conversations with her guests. She has helped many women’s and community organizations, veterans, senior citizens and victims of national disasters. It is estimated that her grassroots efforts have raised more than $80,000.
View past Hispanic Heritage Month Honorees