The Asociación Amigos Medios Hispanos de Arizona (AAMHAZ) is on its way to becoming a 501C3. The group got started earlier this year as a way for Spanish-language journalists and media professionals to connect in Phoenix.
AAMHAZ’s first major event is tomorrow, Saturday, when they host the first “Annual Gerardo Higginson Scholarship & Hispanic Media Award Gala,” with proceeds funding scholarships for financially challenged minority students attending Phoenix College.
The event is named after Gerardo Higginson, a former Telemundo anchor and currently a mayor’s aide, who has become an advocate for Latino issues in the media and in city government. Stella Paolini is the organizer of the group and the event.