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THE LEGACY CONTINUES

Welcome to the Lucille and Edward R. Roybal Foundation website.The Lucille and Edward R. Roybal Foundation was founded in 1985 to commemorate the legacy of leadership and community service of its founders, the late Congressman Edward R. Roybal and Mrs. Lucille Beserra Roybal.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ART COMPETITION

A CELEBRATION OF ART
Roybal Foundation partners with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

Submissions Due by Noon on October 28, 2020

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced their first-ever Dia de los Muertos art competition, a celebration of art. In partnership with; Concamin, EWomenMX, Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles and the Roybal Foundation.

A tradition in Mexico that goes back more than 3,000 years, Dia de los Muertos is an annual holiday that is now celebrated around the world. A celebration of life and death, the holiday spans two-days, during which it is believed that the spirit world and the real world become one, even if only for a moment. When it comes to traditions, festivities and flowers – we get the appeal. As an organization that’s all about a rose, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses can appreciate that the marigold holds such a prestigious place in this celebration.

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THE ROYBAL FOUNDATION GALLERY EXHIBIT

Under the direction of Ms. Ana Pescador, the Roybal Foundation will begin the archiving, cataloguing, and digitalizing the extensive historical items belonging to the late Congressman. This long overdue work will enable the foundation to eventually create a virtual gallery and an up-to-date catalogue inventory for research use, possible exhibits and to share with the community.

Ana Pescador will curate a gallery exhibit of Congressman Roybal legacy which includes his original and authentic congressional office furniture, and original never before viewed by the public materials.

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YOUTH INITIATIVE PROGRAM

September 2020
Voices from Today's Youth,
Tomorrow's Leaders

The Lucille & Edward R. Roybal Foundation Youth Initiative is a collaborative project that brings together public policy leaders, schools, law enforcement professionals and most importantly the voices of our youth.

The Roybal Youth Initiative creates safe spaces for open dialogue, creating an organic community where the voices of our youth are heard, valued, and engaged, in meaningful discourse and interaction.

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LEGACY

Edward R. Roybal
History, Arts & Archives
United States House of Representatives

In his 30 industrious years on Capitol Hill, Edward R. Roybal rose to power by shaping legislation on behalf of the underprivileged.  Serving the sick and the elderly, nonprofits, and non-native English speakers, Roybal never seemed to waver from the progressive course he first set as a member of the Los Angeles city council.  A co-founder of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and its first chairman, Roybal was among the country’s most influential Hispanic politicians.  Later, as chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee, he underwrote many of the most important federal programs, making him one of the most influential Members of the House.  “If we don’t invest in the Hispanic population today,” he cautioned in 1987, “we will pay the consequences tomorrow.”1

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IN THE NEWS

Lucille and Edward Roybal Foundation Raises Money for Local Community
Ramon Miramontes, Co-Chair of the Legacy Gala, Tyrone Hampton, Vice-Mayor, City of Pasadena, and David Eads, Executive Director, Tournament of Roses (Courtesy photo)

The Lucille & Edward Roybal Foundation held its annual Legacy Gala last week in Pasadena at the historic Tournament of Roses House. With more than 250 attendees, the Legacy Gala raised $100,000 for the foundation to support its programs that serve over 2,000 individuals each year with three basic principles – education, engagement and empowerment.

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"Edward R. Roybal:
The Mexican American Struggle for Political Empowerment"
showcases Roybal's
accomplishments as a leader in the political struggles of his time and inspires us all to work for the betterment of our communities. 

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