“My father was a beacon for the Latino community.”

– Roberto Ruiz

Juan Carlos Ruiz was remembered by family, friends, civic leaders, and the Milwaukee community during a memorial celebration to his life and work, both of which were dedicated to serving the Latino community. His dream was for a better America for all minorities, and the crowd that gathered to pay their final respects was a testimony to his efforts towards that goal.

Read the feature article written as a companion report for this Photo Essay of the memorial of Juan Carlos Ruiz.

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Lee Matz