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Monday, March 16


Tecla Awards Night Red Carpet Gala & Concert
Named after the Spanish-language word for an individual key on a keyboard, the Tecla Awards recognizes excellence in Latino blogging, micro-blogging and social media and digital marketing.

The purpose of the Tecla Awards is to showcase the increasingly sophisticated and impressive work that Latino bloggers, micro-bloggers, journalists, brands and agencies are executing in the digital multicultural space.

The first annual Tecla Awards will be held on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Hispanicize 2015 Week in Miami, Florida and will be held annually at Hispanicize, the largest U.S. Hispanic marketing, media and entertainment industries event in the nation. The awards feature 30 categories– 20 focused on Latino bloggers and micro-blogging and 10 devoted to multicultural marketing agencies and brands.

The awards are a co-production of the Hispanicize event and the Latina Mom Bloggers network. The Tecla Awards is being conducted in alliance with iBlog Magazine, the lead blog industry trade media partner, and the Hispanic PR Blog.

Monday March 16, 2015 6:30pm - 11:00pm
JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
Tuesday, March 17


#SinTraduccion Opening Reception sponsored by Target
Come join us as we kick off the first night of Hispanicize 2015 at Target’s #SinTraduccion Opening Night Party! Catch up with friends over light bites and refreshments and get ready for a night of untranslatable laughs brought to you by Erik Rivera, one of the top 100 comedians featured in NBC’s "Last Comic Standing.” Afterwards, get up and move to the beat of musical cover band, Tartara. As you make your own relajo of the night, don’t forget to share all your #SinTraduccion moments. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00 pm
 Where: Grand Ballroom 

Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom
Wednesday, March 18


Red carpet and movie screening
Wednesday March 18, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Regal South Beach, Stadium 18 1120 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL


Film Screening and After Party

AARP Presents

Hispanicize 2015 Film Showcase Selections

Location: Regal South Beach, Stadium 18

 1120 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL


Opening Night, Wednesday March 18th

Reception at 5:30PM

Showtime at 7:00PM

Ticket link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/801933 


Preceding Short Film



Directed by: Krisstian De Lara

Susana is on the verge of ending her marriage when she finds hope from a one day romance that reshapes her definition of love.


Maria Montez


Directed by: Vicente Peñarrocha

Trailer: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-k3TY8ZyhQ)



Celines Toribio stars in the highly anticipated film Maria Montez,  an exotic and glamorous Dominican actress who achieved fame and popularity in Hollywood and Europe until her untimely death in 1951. María África Gracia Vidal, better known as Maria Montez, was a beautiful and intelligent girl who dreamt of becoming a Hollywood star. That dream became a reality through her talent, hard work and determination. Born in 1912, in the city of Barahona, Domincan Republic, Maria Montez displayed from a very early age a great love for acting. Armed with her charisma, exotic physique and perseverance, she became the first Dominican actress to grace the silver screen of Hollywood.

Wednesday March 18, 2015 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Regal South Beach, Stadium 18 1120 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL
Thursday, March 19



Positive Impact Awards Awards Gala presented by 3M
The Positive Impact Awards were created as homage to the late Louis Pagan, co-founder of Hispanicize and well-known social media entrepreneur, who passed away suddenly in February 2013. Louis was widely known for his kindness and commitment to giving the community a voice through his vast social media networks. In the same way, the Positive Impact Awards recognize those who contribute selflessly for the betterment of their community.

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Dr. Daniel King

Dr. Daniel King has been involved in the turnaround of the Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District since 2007. When he first arrived at PSJA ISD the school district was only graduating 65% of their students and had only 4% of students enrolled in college courses. In 2014... Read More →
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Irene Martinez

Irene Martinez is considered a powerhouse in education and a champion of Latino students within the Denver Public School system. She has been a teacher, counselor, principal and an area superintendent. While working for the Hispanic Education Advisory Council, she was a liaison between... Read More →
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Karina Quintana

Karina Quintana is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). Karina was selected as a freshman applicant to be an FIU Presidential Scholar and in January 2013 Karina began conducting research after being... Read More →
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Laura Donnelly and Alicia Rascon

Founded by Laura Donnelly and Alicia Rascon, Latinitas was originally conceived as a class project at the University of Texas Austin over 12 years ago as a way to address the misrepresentation and lack of positive portrayals of Latinas in media and technology. To do this, Laura and... Read More →
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Nora Sandigo

Nora Sandigo is a community "Mother Teresa" as she serves as the legal guardian to hundreds of Latino children who have been separated from their parents due to immigration and deportation laws. Through her non-profit organization, "American Fraternity" she serves these children and... Read More →

Thursday March 19, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Grand Ballroom


Friday, March 20



VIP Closing Night After Party (Fillmore in South Beach)
Friday March 20, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00am
The Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139