Press Conferences

Featured, Special Events

CauseConnect provides services to produce press conferences, handling logistics from start to finish. Services range from creating talking points and planning run of show to inviting and preparing featured guests to coordinating media in advance and on site to managing video production and photography to arranging accompanying music, art and entertainment.

April 7, 2021: A groundbreaking ceremony was videotaped to distribute to the press and the public at the construction site for The Cheech. In addition to remarks by Marin and Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson, architect John Lesak and designer Kulapat Yantrasast conducted a walkthrough of the building with Marin. Serenaded live with music by the Mariachi Divas adorned in bright orange “The Cheech” face masks, the event concluded with Marin — wearing a hard hat hand-painted by artist-in-residence Juan Navarro — breaking a celebratory piñata with the mayor. Filmmaker Larissa Diaz Hahn documented this momentous occasion on video.

June 7, 2018: This press conference announced a gift of more than $600,000 to “Reach for The Cheech” capital campaign from Altura Credit Union and included remarks by Cheech Marin, Altura Credit Union CEO Jennifer Binkley, Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, Riverside Art Museum Board President Lucile Arntzen, and Ofelia Valdez-Yeager. CauseConnect handled logistics for Marin, and coordinated a meet-and-greet event after the press conference.

August 28, 2017: CauseConnect helped plan and coordinate Cheech Marin’s speech to the California State Assembly and for his meetings with members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus.

May 2, 2017: This press conference announced a Memorandum of Understanding to create The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at Riverside Art Museum  (aka “The Cheech”). It featured remarks by Cheech Marin, Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Gardner, Latino Network Past President Ofelia Valdez-Yeager, and Riverside Art Museum Executive Director Drew Oberjuerge. Also in attendance were other elected officials from the City of Riverside, RAM board members and supporters, community leaders, artists, residents, and the press.

August 2, 2006: This press conference announced the City of Los Angeles collaboration with the Getty Foundation on finalizing conservation efforts and providing public access to the “America Tropical” mural on Olvera Street by Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros.