Celebrating Achievement and Leadership: Chatoyer Awards 2024 Event Summary

EDWIN ALVAREZ | BRONX NY | 7 APRIL 2024 – 18:00 ET

Celebrando Logros y Liderazgo: Resumen del Evento Chatoyer Awards 2024

On Saturday, April 6, 2024, the first edition of the Chatoyer 2024 Awards was held with great success at Casa Yurumein, Bronx, NY. This event, organized by Congressman Ritchie Torres in collaboration with the Garifuna Advisory Committee, Casa Yurumein, Hondurans Against AIDS and Fordham University, marked an important milestone by recognizing male leaders in the Garifuna community.

With an estimated attendance of 250 people and moderated by Arnold Ciego, it was a moving tribute to the invaluable work of Garifuna community leaders. The evening was filled with meaningful activities, from a kick-off meeting to an exciting awards ceremony honoring five exceptional leaders:

Milton Guity was awarded in the category of Educational Advancement for his tireless dedication to preserving the Garífuna culture.

2. Arnol Guity Martinez received the award in the Health and Wellness category for his work in promoting Garifuna culture through GarifunaRobics.

3. Angel Valerio was recognized in the category of Innovation in Cultural Preservation for his contribution in martial arts and film to showcase Garifuna culture.

4. Idi Guity was awarded in the Community Leadership and Advocacy category for his exemplary role as a leader in both the community and the correctional system.

Julio Guity-Guevara was honored in the Environmental Sustainability category for his work in sustainable development and the fight against climate change.

The event featured inspiring speeches by prominent figures such as Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15), Honduran Ambassador Javier Bú Soto, and Edwin Alvarez, Vice President of Casa Yurumein. The awards ceremony was the highlight of the evening, where the commitment and dedication of these leaders was recognized. The opening and closing were enlivened by the rhythm of the drums to the sound of Libaña Maraza.

Together we build a path to a more secure and unified future!

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