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Join Conchita Hernandez, Holman Prizewinner 2018, and folks from LightHouse for a night of salsa dancing at El Valenciano (1153 Valencia Street) in San Francisco starting at 9 p.m.
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The Holman Prize is named for 19th century traveler James Holman who became the first blind person to circumnavigate the globe. Now in its second year, the LightHouse created the Holman Prize to allow three blind individuals to pursue an idea that challenges the public perception of blindness.
The three 2018 winners will be awarded $25,000 each to fund projects that redefine blind ambition—the ability for blind people to dream and do big. Red will complete an extreme triathlon. Stacy will develop an online community for blind travelers. Conchita will hold a conference in Mexico where people in the blindness community can come together and share knowledge.
Each year the prizewinners join us in San Francisco for a whirlwind week of orientation, interviews and activities, which we call Holman Welcome Week. And this year, we’re giving all our students multiple opportunities to meet and get to know the winners before they embark on their projects.