Chair of NACCS submits four-page letter to the Governor and the People of Arizona promising to be "vigilant and active in your state as a result of SB 1070 and the National Office and Chair will directly participate in ongoing efforts to hold you and other elected officials accountable, through heightened scrutiny of your state and a focus on police and elected official misconduct through a “score card” on “democracy-haters,” and other educational, media outreach, and networking events including efforts to help Arizonans understand that “race” is a phantom menace."
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the oldest integrated and historically black Greek-lettered organization in the world, today announced that it's moving its 104th Anniversary Convention from Phoenix, Arizona.
“We will not only speak with our voices and our feet, we will speak with our economic clout; and we will not spend our money in Arizona and urge other organizations and people who believe in equality under the law, to do the same,” said Mason." [Herman “Skip” Mason is the fraternity national general president.]
Various Arizona multicultural hip-hop artists respond to Governor Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arapaio anti-immigrant policies with a YouTube music video.
The Business Library renovations are in full swing! Furniture is scattered, and we have moved shelves and taken up the carpet. Today and the rest of the week, we will be working more on the floor. Be prepared for possible noise and dust! If you want to see pictures of the work as it progresses, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.
This press release dated March 5, 2008 covers Mexican/Mexican American related demographics, food, trade and businesses. Although not a US holiday, interest in this historical but Mexican observed day has been reinvigorated by Mexican/Mexican American social organizations and US businesses.
The latter part of the press release lists other observances typically covered by the Census Bureau’s Facts for Features series.
Reforma: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, an ALA affiliate responds to Texas State Board of Education move to revise history.
HOLLAND APRIL 30 - MAY1
Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP)is coordinating the 45th Annual Fiesta celebration.
***THE MSU LIBRARIES DOES NOT HAVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT****
Summer program including $750.00 stipend.
The Smithsonian Latino Center launched the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) on March 19, 2009. The LVM is an avatar-based 3D virtual learning environment that “provides access to the vast and rich collections, research and scholarship, exhibitions and educational activities of the Smithsonian Institution as they relate to U.S. Latinos and Latin America.” Once creating an avatar, visitors to the virtual museum site can view exhibitions using Second Life, a 3D virtual world environment. Participation is free.
from the New York Times : "The Vatican has chosen Archbishop Jose H. Gomez — who was born in Mexico and became an American citizen while serving in Texas as a priest for the conservative Catholic organization Opus Dei — to become the next leader of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest Roman Catholic archdiocese in the country..."