Pa’Lante Awards

CubaOcho Museum & Performing Arts Center
CubaOcho Museum & Performing Arts Center

2018 Honorees

Carlos J. Martinez, Miami-Dade County Public Defender
Juan Carlos Carabantes, Immigration Activist
Christina Ponthieux, Immigration Activist
WeCount!, Immigrant Resources Organization

Pa’Lante Awards represent a recognition and celebration of people that have helped move the South Florida community forward. Honorees are selected based on the impact of their effort as well as the length of their service. Join us as we celebrate these local heroes in a fun-filled night with music, food and fun. “Pa’Lante” is Spanish slang, short for “para adelante,” to push or move forward.

Friday, February 16, 2018

7 PM – Pa’Lante Awards Reception
CubaOcho Museum & Performing Arts Center
1465 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33135 Map
– Open bar 7 – 10 PM
– 9 PM – 1 AM – Live music concert
– Admission and drinks included


2017 Honorees

Cecilia Gutierrez, Executive Director of Miami Children’s Initiative
Desmond Child, Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Denise Brown, Founder, RJT Foundation
Steve Adkins, President, Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

2016 Honorees

H.T. Smith, Dedicated Community Leader in the Struggle for Civil Rights
Julia Dawson, Civil Rights Trailblazer for Women and LGBT
Louis Canales, South Beach Creator and Visionary
Richard Gonzalez, Tireless Champion of LGBT Rights