Like the many Americans that were not able to make their way to D.C. yesterday, I made sure I was in front of the TV, Internet, and on Facebook by noon to witness the inauguration of our new President Barack Obama! After witnessing such an inspirational speech, I could not wait to join the Chicago Hispanic professional community and celebrate such a historical event at the Presidential Inauguration Celebration at Rumba Restaurant.
As we toasted in honor of our new President Barack Obama, one of the hosts, Alfonso Barrera, told me the event was a way to celebrate the Inauguration of President Barack Obama and bring the Latino community together to shed some light on some of the issues that many Latinos face — including immigration reform.
But it all wasn’t such serious stuff. Prizes were raffled off, people started dancing, and fun was had by all. After attending my first Presidential Inauguration Celebration,I could not help but sense the pride and hope that President Barack Obama has instilled in myself and in the Chicago Latino Community.