Photography by Jamie Pham
Events of the week
It was an amazing week of activities, rehearsals, and fun for our visitors from Mexico City. Highlights of the week included jointly building the Ofrenda at El Centro’s offices in East Los Angeles, performing for 1,400 students at Torres High School in East Los Angeles, and a trip to Disneyland!
Photos: James Geiger and Gregory Zabilski
Keeping in the spirit of this significant collaboration, partnership levels have been thoughtfully created based on the foundations and principles held in both the United States and Mexican Constitutions. Representatives from all partners become honorary members of the distinguished host committee.
Our Distinguished Host Committee
Ms. Diane Abbitt • Hon. Ben Allen • Mrs. Betty Anderson • Mr. Fred Arens • Mr. Raymundo Baltazar • Hon. Kathryn Barger • Hon. Frank Baxter • Ms. Yvonne Bell • Hon. Richard Bloom • Mr. Howard Bragman • Ms. Elise Buik • Ms. Wendy Burch • Hon. Betsy Butler • Ms. Wendy Chang • Judge Judith Chirlin • Mr. Patrick Cullen • Mr. Bill Cunningham-Corso • Ms. Jean Davidson • Mr. Charles Dickerson • Mr. David DiCristofaro & Jennifer McKinnon • Mr. Luis Dominguez • Mr. Jason Duguay • Hon. John Duran • Dr. Annette Ermshar & Dan Monahan • Hon. Dianne Feinstein • Ms. Giselle Fernandez • Hon. Mike Feuer • Dr. Alan Fisher, M.D. • Ms. Shirley Fredricks • Hon. Ron Galperin • Mr. Martin Gantman • Ms. Olga Garay-English • Mr. Grant Gershon • Ms. Ariadne Getty • Mr. David Gindler • Mrs. Kiki Gindler • Mr. Mike Gleason • Ms. Elissa Glickman • Mr. Michael Graham • Mr. Tim Greenleaf • Hon. Wendy Greuel • Ms. Suzanna Guzman • Hon. Janice Hahn • Mr. Steven Hamilton • Mr. Tim Hanlon • Ms. Cynthia Mitchell Heard • Ms. Helen Hernandez • Mr. Steve Holzer • Hon. Jose Huizer • Mr. Shawn Ingram • Mr. Kelly Michael • Hon. Paul Krekorian • Mr. Charles Krozek • Hon. Sheila Kuehl • Hon. Abbe Land • Mr. Adam Ma • Ms. Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega • Mr. Eddie Martinez • Ms. Lidia Martinez • Mr. Troy Masters • Mr. Garrett McClure • Raul & Bernadette Medrano • Mr. Markus Molinari • Dr. Joseph P. Nadeau • Hon. Mitch O’Farrell • Mr. Alfredo Pedroza • Hon. Jan Perry (ret.) • Hon. Anthony Portantino • Mr. Barrett Porter • Mr. Gary Pratt • Mr. & Mrs. Barry Pressman • Mr. Henry Ramos & Mrs. Claudia Lenschen-Ramos • Mr. Jay & Barbara Rasulo • Ms. Lisa Cleri Reale • Mr. Byron Reed • Mr. Melvin Robert • Andres Robles • Mr. David R. Scheidemantle • Mr. Stephen Schwartz • Mr. Axel Shalson • Rabbi Zach Shapiro • William & Elizabeth Shatner • Mr. Gregg Sherkin • Ms. Linda Small • Ms. Stacy Smithers • Mr. & Mrs. Jay Stein • Ms. Lisa Stevens • Mr. Bob Stiens • Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Strickland • Mr. Cooke Sunoo • Mr. Brian Tillis • Ms. Lora Unger • Mr. Oscar Urtusastegui • Mr. Arturo Vargas • Ms. Deborah Villar • Mr. Jonathan Weedman • Mr. Richard West • Mr. Marcus Wilson-Smith • Ms. Rachel Worby • Ms. Barbara Yaroslavsky
Visiting Mexico City
Our collaboration began with a visit to Mexico City in January – to meet politicians, community leaders, and the members of CGMX.