Henry's Public Service

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Making Time for Public Service

Even during the busiest times of his career, Henry has devoted time and energy to public service. A former member of the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), as well as a member of SAG's Ethnic Minorities Committee, and a founder plus former Vice President of "Nosotros", Henry has worked diligently to promote a more positive Latino image in film and television. He has also served on the Advisory Committee of Bilingual Children's Television, which administers internships and the training of bilingual children in the performing arts and general media. In addition, Henry has served in various capacities involving non-political organizations designed to further the interests, and demonstrate the positive aspects, of Spanish-speaking and Spanish-surname individuals. He has served on committees involved in fund-raising and scholarships for members of the Latino community. In July of 1999, Henry received the first Ricardo Montalban/Nosotros Award, in recognition of his many contributions to improving the image of Latinos as they are portrayed in the entertainment industry, both in front of and behind the camera. It is his second Nosotros Lifetime Achievement Award.

Henry was included in the  year 2000 edition of the Miller Brewing Company Hispanic American Calendar series entitled "Portraits of Success". The 2000 calendar featured Hispanic Americans in the Media Arts, and Henry was one of only 12 honorees, including Maria Conchita Alonso, Blanquita Cullum, Moctesuma Esparza, Erik Estrada, Giselle Fernandez, Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos, Lupe Ontiveros, Anthony Quinn, Cristina Saralegui, and Carmen Zapata. The proceeds from the sale of the calendar go to the Adelante Leadership Fund which supports U.S. Hispanic college and university students. If you would like information regarding the Adelante Leadership Fund, please contact the site webmaster.

 

 

This is the portrait of Henry that appeared in the calendar for the month of March 2002. It was painted by Ignacio Gomez, who is well-known for his many Latino celebrity portraits, and for his many positive images for the Latino community emphasizing education, role models, and family unity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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