Tuesday, September 22 | 7pm
Join the Mexican-American Cultural Education Foundation on Zoom and Facebook Live for a night of pride, unity, and education and for the chance to learn from our Mexican-American History Maker, Armando Durón, the acting Superior Court Commissioner of the County of Los Angeles. Also speaking is Julio Vallejo, Vice President of Finance & Strategic Planning at Maya Cinemas and our Role Model of Success. His segment is titled “Is It Time to End Pigment Discrimination?”
Armando Duron has been practicing law for the last 40 years and is the acting Superior Court Commissioner of the County of Los Angeles. Following his graduation from UCLA School of Law, Armando was admitted to the bar in 1981. Armando began his career as an attorney working in a civil practice focusing on Immigration and Family Law. Since the beginning of his career, Armando has specialized in various areas of law including child support, family law, criminal law, and immigration law. He has been dedicated to helping the Mexican-American community and in 1992 he was awarded the Frank E. Munoz Award, Mexican-American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, for outstanding achievement in protecting the legal and human rights of Latinos. Later, in 2008, he was awarded The Justice Cruz Reynoso Community Service Award from the Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County. In 2015, he was elected by the 500 judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court to serve as the Superior Court Commissioner of the County of Los Angeles.
Julio Vallejo is VP of Finance & Strategic Planning at Maya Cinemas, a film exhibition company focused on Latino markets across the United States. He has been instrumental in assembling and securing the necessary financing for Maya’s existing theaters, including private and venture capital, commercial lending, New Markets Tax Credits, EB-5 and government subsidies. He is responsible for evaluating and underwriting the feasibility of new theater projects.