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7/16/2019 Sen. Cano, Rep. Tobon, and Rep. Alzate to host Colombian Independence Day Celebration on Thursday night
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Sandra Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket), Rep. Carlos E. Tobon (D-Dist. 58, Pawtucket), and Rep. Karen Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket) will be hosting a celebration commemorating 209 years of Colombian independence this week.

On Thursday, July 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the State Room of the State House, the legislators and the Colombian American Cultural Society, Inc. will host the Colombian Independence Celebration Ceremony. 

“This is truly a joyous celebration that highlights and applauds the numerous contributions Colombian people have made in our culture and our lives.  We encourage everyone to come to the State House to learn more about the history of Colombia and to connect with fellow Colombian-Americans in Rhode Island,” said Senator Cano, Representative Tobon, and Representative Alzate.

The celebration will be honoring three individuals for their dedication and service to the Colombian-American community in Rhode Island.  Bernardo Chamorro will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, Sebastian Zuleta will be receiving the Civic Engagement Leadership Award, and Carlos Guzman, who is also serving as the keynote speaker of the event, will also be honored at the celebration.

The event will celebrate the rich culture and history of Colombia and the impact Colombian-Americans have had in Rhode Island.  The celebration is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will also be served.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903