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New York City Is Paying Tribute to Trailblazing Latina Rita Moreno

Boricua Icon Rita Moreno Continues to Empower Latina Leaders in Her Latest Role 
Credit: By DVSROSS - GLAAD 2014 - Jennifer Lopez - Casper-51

New York City is gearing up to celebrate one of the most iconic Latinas in our lifetime. 

On May 7th, 2024, the WNET Group Gala prepares to honor the incomparable Rita Moreno. With a career spanning decades and a significant impact on public media, Moreno’s contributions will get the spotlight at this star-studded event. 

Esteemed guests, including Rita’s “The Fast and the Furious” co-star Vin Diesel, will grace the stage to share remarks. The evening will also feature captivating performances by renowned talents such as Ansel Elgort, Xochitl Gomez, and Ballet Hispánico, reminding Moreno just how loved she is by her community.  

Adding to the anticipation, a lineup of luminaries, including Morgan Freeman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Alan Cumming, will pay tribute to Moreno through video messages. 

Behind the scenes, the WNET Group, the driving force behind the gala, continues its mission to deliver inspiring media content and meaningful experiences to diverse audiences nationwide. As the home of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21, along with other prominent channels and streaming platforms, The WNET Group remains committed to enriching lives through engaging and thought-provoking programming. 

So, being that the WNET Group has great pull in New York, it makes sense that they would shine a light on one of New York’s most notable people.  

Rita Moreno Is a Complete ‘Reina’

Rita Moreno deserves to be honored all the time for as long as possible. She paved the path for our community and gave Latinas a glimmer of hope when producers didn’t care about representation. It’s not to say that many care about representation nowadays, but she started a movement – and we must all thank her for her contribution to the media.   

May 7th is set to be an unforgettable evening dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary career and lasting impact of Rita Moreno. She truly deserves it.  

May Moreno’s trailblazing spirit continue to inspire generations. 

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