Thursday, April 26, 2012

Miss Mexico, Gabriela Palacio, Visits Silicon Valley to Engage in Humanitarian Projects



SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – April 26, 2012 – Gabriela Palacio, Executive Director of Nuestra Belleza Aguascalientes and Miss Mexico 2010 for the Miss World and Miss International Beauty Pageants, will visit the San Francisco Bay Area from May 2-5, 2012.

In close cooperation with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose, Miss Gabriela Palacio will visit Stanford University, the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, and the History San José Collection Center to engage in different humanitarian projects.

During her visit to the History San José Collection Center, Alida Bray, President & CEO, will showcase the Pueblo Papers, more than 6,000 original manuscripts dating from 1781-1850 and will convey to the general public, along with Miss Mexico, the ongoing efforts to decipher such documents, which are milestones to the history of Silicon Valley.

Inspired by the movie “A Better Life,” featuring Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir, Miss Palacio will visit the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. In an effort to raise awareness about the challenges and difficult conditions for Mexicans abroad and the historical significance of Mexican identity and ancestry, Miss Palacio, the Consulate of Mexico in San Jose, and the Day Worker Center of Mountain View have the honor to invite all members of the press to the following events:

Events (Exclusively for members of the press)

May 4, 2012 | 11am-1pm

Engaging the Mexican and Hispanic community at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View Executive Director Maria Marroquin, Miss Mexico Gabriela Palacio, and Mexican Consul for Political Affairs Jorge Agraz.

May 4, 2012 | 2pm-3pm

Presenting the Pueblo Papers at the History San José Collection Center by President & CEO Alida Bray, Miss Mexico Gabriela Palacio, and Mexican Consul for Political Affairs Jorge Agraz.

Location

The Collection Center of History San José is located at 1621 Senter Road, at Phelan Avenue, just across the street from History Park in Kelley Park in San Jose.

Background information

About History San José:

History San José is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the continuing history of the Santa Clara Valley. HSJ manages one of the largest and most comprehensive regional history collections in the State of California, from 1784 Spanish governmental records to twenty-first century Silicon Valley technology. History San José aspires to provide innovative national leadership in preserving and sharing regional history by engaging diverse audiences in exploring the varieties of human experience that contributes to the continuing history of San José and the Santa Clara Valley.

History San José 1650 Senter Road San José, CA 95112 408.287.2290
www.historysanjose.org

About the Consulate of Mexico:

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose is a diplomatic mission representing the Government of Mexico in the Santa Clara County, the Salinas Valley, the Monterey County and the adjacent counties of San Benito and Santa Cruz. It is one of ten diplomatic missions in the State of California which provide consular services to Mexican citizens and visa services to foreign nationals. Its mission is to carry out Mexico’s foreign policy, handling Mexico’s bilateral relationship with the Silicon Valley especially in the political, economic, and cultural fields. The Consulate also works to strengthen the expression of Mexico’s cultural identity, safeguard and guarantee its national interests and security based on the Constitutional principles of foreign policy.

Consulate General of Mexico, 2125 Zanker Road, San José, CA 95131 408.482.4154

Media Contacts:

Jorge A. Agraz
Consul for Political and Economic Affairs
Consulate General of Mexico in San José
2125 Zanker Road, San José CA 95131
Tel (408) 294 3414 Ext. 125
Cel. (408) 482 4154
Fax (408) 855 6787
jagraz@sre.gob.mx

Jill Arnone
The Arnone Group
408 315 5121
jilla@thearnonegroup.com
Office of Political Affairs, Consulate General of Mexico
2125 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131
Tel. 408.294.3414 ext. 125