REFORMA Educational Foundation’s Denim & Diamonds Gala promises good food, great music for a worthy cause

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/20/2012


Miguel Figueroa

CHICAGO — The first annual Denim & Diamonds Gala Dinner and Dance to benefit the REFORMA Educational Foundation will take place from 7 - 11:30 p.m. on Friday June 22, 2012 during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.    

The REFORMA Educational Foundation, part of the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA), provides scholarships for Latino library and information science students. 

The Denim & Diamonds Gala is presented at the Anaheim Plaza Hotel, within walking distance from the Anaheim Convention Center and nearby hotels.  TEASE will get attendees on the dance floor with an eclectic blend of R&B, Top-40, Old School, Cumbias, Merengue, Salsa, Jazz, New Wave, Rock, Swing and Blues.

Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance for $60 per person.  Tickets are available via the REFORMA website,  by clicking on the Foundation link.  Tickets may also be purchased by mail (see the REFORMA website for more information).  An email confirmation and payment receipt will be provided and tickets will be mailed out before the event.

All proceeds from the event support the REFORMA Educational Foundation’s scholarships for Latino library and information science students.  For more information, please contact Cesar Caballero at (Foundation president) or Luis Chaparro at

Established in 1971 as an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections to include Spanish-language and Latino oriented materials; the recruitment of more bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Latino population with regard to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos. Nationally, there are 26 REFORMA chapters. For more information on REFORMA, please visit