Cuban-American artist Camila Cabello will receive the Pride Award, given by the Hispanic Federation (HF) to Latinos who make the community proud and demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, the organization announced Wednesday.
HF’s annual gala will be held on Thursday, April 28 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where the 35-year-old singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy nominee will be honored.
Cabello, who came to the United States at the age of 7, has stood out for her activism in defending important causes for the Latino community in the United States, HF said in a statement.
The organization explained that Cabello, in partnership with the Movement Voter Fund, launched the Healing Justice project last year to provide wellness and mental health resources to youth.
He added that “as an immigrant, Camila Cabello has also dedicated herself to supporting migrants and asylum seekers on the US-Mexico border.”
Among the other honorees is Raúl Alarcón Jr., CEO and President of Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), who will receive the Lifetime Achievement award.
For its part, the Group of Eight Communities Surrounding Caño Martín Peña will receive the Community Service Award for leading a grassroots campaign to clean up a 3.75-mile-long tidal channel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
HP said proceeds from the gala will support various efforts, including COVID-19 pandemic relief for Latino families in 41 states and Puerto Rico.