Mario Canedo, Kansas City, organized the first Latino Pride in the Kansas City metro area. The event started in 2009, and is still going strong today.
Mario’s work includes at the Good Samaritan Project as the Community Prevention Specialist. He organized the very first Latino team for KC’s AIDS Walk 2009, and AIDS Walk Kansas City honored him for his efforts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in Kansas City’s Latino community.
Latino Pride celebrated it’s 7th year this year in September.
We are thankful for Mario’s work in Kansas City and beyond, as this is the only active Latino Pride in Missouri.