In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus, the Office of Global Michigan, and the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan hosted a festive celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Monarca Hall in Southwest Detroit on Wednesday, October 11. Governor Gretchen Whitmer was the special guest at this inaugural event, which speaker after speaker noted should become an annual celebration.
More than 100 invited guests gathered at the new, upscale special events venue located at 1435 Lawndale between W. Vernor Hwy. and W. Lafayette. Owner Yolanda Morales and the event sponsors treated their guests to a rich Mexican buffet topped off with freshly cooked tortillas hot off the grill, all the while being entertained by the Mariachi group Mariachi Gallos de Oro.
For this special event in Southwest Detroit, Governor Whitmer granted exclusive access to local media outlets to discuss the administration’s work to improve communities across the state including record investments in education, supporting small businesses, and protecting and expanding fundamental rights. She was accompanied by Poppy Hernandez, Executive Director of the Office of Global Michigan. The interview, which was conducted by EL CENTRAL Hispanic News Managing Editor Robert Dewaelsche.