This October, Greater Cleveland organization Hispanic Roundtable will hold its "Convención Hispana" event in Cleveland, and a very special guest will be among those in attendance.
Legendary musician José Feliciano will deliver the keynote address at the event on Oct. 5 at Max S. Hayes High School. The 73-year-old Puerto Rico native is known for his many international hits, including his rendition of the U.S. National Anthem, a cover of The Doors' "Light My Fire," and the popular Christmas song "Feliz Navidad." In addition, he has long been a prominent activist in the Latin American Community.
Held every three years, Convención Hispana "focuses on education, empowerment, health, and workforce and economic development" among the local Hispanic community. More than 3,000 members of the community attended the last event in 2016.
"The excitement is building for Convención 2019," Hispanic Rountable Chairman José C. Feliciano (no relation) said in a statement. "We invite anyone and everyone interested in the Hispanic community, and we anticipate that it will be bigger and bolder than ever before. Our doors are open; we want to transform our community."
In addition, an essay contest for high school seniors and college students will be held, with scholarships of up to $2,500 awarded. Awards will also be given for business pitch and school art competitions.
Convención Hispana takes place Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and is free to all comers. For more information, call (440) 570-0048 or click here.