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I support Google for the doodle post yesterday March 31 in commemoration of Cesar E. Chavez. Google recognizes the contributions that this pacifist union leader and advocate for the poor has made in efforts towards social justice. Viva la Causa!
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Long-time resident, sports enthusiast, organizer, coach and sports journalist for El Renacimiento Gilbert Salazar, Sr. passed away June 22, 2012 at the age of 75. El Renacimiento was published in Lansing from the early 1970's through 1989. Salazar's byline included articles on Latin American boxing, wrestling, bowling Leagues, Golden Gloves, youth to over-60 teams, women and mens teams acompanied by photos. He was co-author of Lansing's Latin American leagues : history in the making (2000). Salazar's family and co-author Noé Hernandez donated a rich cache of 800 photographs, league schedules and by-laws, news clippings, and other notes as well as 4 league championship trophies to the Cesar E. Chavez Collection. Materials are currently being processed. The Papers of Gilbert Salazar, Sr. will become available in late Spring 2013.
West Michigan Tejano musicians René Meave and Guillermo Martinez founders of Los Bandits were honored with the prestigious 2012 Michigan Heritage Award. The Michigan Heritage Awards are presented each year to honor "master Michigan tradition- bearers who, with excellence and authenticity, continue the folk traditions of their families or communities through practice and teaching. " Awards are made in three categories: performance, material culture, and community leadership. Nominations are reviewed and awardees selected by an invited panel of subject specialists. The Michigan State University Museum coordinates and presents the Michigan Heritage Awards.
The White House on Thursday named the 2012 recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Here's the list:
Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright
Former Assistant Attorney General John Doar, who worked to protect and widen civil rights in the 1960s.
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan
Former Centers and Disease Control and Prevention Director William Foege, an epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox.
Former Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, marine corps veteran and astronaut.
Gordon Hirabayashi, who protested the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II.
Civil rights advocate Dolores Huerta, co-founder of what became the United Farm Workers of America.
Jan Karski, a former officer in the Polish Underground who helped bring the Holocaust to international attention.
Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.
Novelist Toni Morrison
Former President of Israel Shimon Peres
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
Pat Summitt, legendary coach of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team.
Article By Roque Planas Published April 19, 2012
"While the district has not expressly banned any books, it has implemented a series of restrictions ranging from outright prohibition of some books from classrooms, to new approval requirements for supplemental texts, and vague instructions regarding how texts may be taught.
Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/04/19/neither-banned-nor-allowed-mexican-american-studies-in-limbo-in-arizona/?cmpid=cmty_%7BlinkBack%7D_Neither_Banned_Nor_Allowed%3A_Mexican_American_Studies_in_Limbo_in_Arizona#ixzz1sawYtALI"
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