One of the many perks of being a City Commissioner, in addition to currently being addressed as "Madame President" while I am President of the Council for six months, is being seated at the head table or with award winners, at fundraiser dinners. Thursday, I had the pleasure of sitting with the team from Miracle Theatre at the Hispanic Chamber awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center. Such a great group! Please visit their web site - much better graphics than mine.
Ozvaldo, Tim, Danielle, and Jose Gonzalez of Miracle Theater
The entire evening and program was delightful. The keynote speaker was Alberto Ponte, Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy. His description of the diverse workers at the company resonated with the goals and philosophy of the Equity Initiative - he said at their company, "If you try to fit in, you don't fit in, because we are each so different". And he said this diversity is what makes their work so outstanding.