UT Leader Helping to Mold Young
Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent
Oct. 24, 2014: 33-year old José Rosales
is the kind of guy others count on to help them realize
their dreams—and he’s about to get a chance to his own dream
to directly help his peers.
FLOC continues to pressure
Martínez, Special to La Prensa
Oct. 10, 2014: Baldemar Velásquez, president of
Toledo, Ohio-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC),
on Saturday announced FLOC is stepping up efforts to
pressure tobacco companies to address the problem of
thousands of young children, some as young as 7-years-old,
working in tobacco fields.
HOW TO END CHILD LABOR IN US TOBACCO
Farm Labor Organizing Committee,
released a report documenting child labor in US tobacco
fields throughout North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and
Virginia, where 90% of the country’s tobacco is grown. The
report documents serious health problems among the children
working in the fields, some as young as 7 years old, along
with dangerous working conditions, long hours and low pay.
This report comes as no surprise. The issue of child labor
in agriculture will not go away as long as farmworkers
remain part of a shadow work force.
Report highlights child labor on US
RICHMOND, Va., May 14, 2014
(AP): An international rights group is pushing the federal
government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to
protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms.
BGSU to host Latino issues conference,
By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent
Hispanic Heritage Month officially may be over for another
year, but Bowling Green State University will still
get in the act when it host its 21st annual
Latino Issues Conference on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.
Oct. 20, 2014: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined
workers, local leaders, and community members at United Auto
Workers (UAW) Local 12 to launch a community effort to keep
the Jeep Wrangler made in Toledo. U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur
(D-OH-9), Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, Lucas County
Commissioner Carol Contrada, Anita López, J. Bernie Quilter,
and Bruce Baumhower and Ken Lortz from UAW also attended the
“The Chrysler Assembly Plant is critical to Toledo and the
state’s economy. Along with local leaders and workers, I am
strongly committed to supporting the facility,” Senator
Brown said. “Toledo auto workers have the knowledge, skills,
and work ethic needed to continue this success and ensure
Jeep stays right here in Toledo. And I’m proud to stand with
them today and every day.”
Cleveland doctor turns Latina artist
in spare time
By Kevin Milliken,
La Prensa Correspondent
Dr. María Pujana
has many sides to her—mother and grandmother, physician and
philanthropist, artist and entrepreneur. But somehow she
strikes a balance among all those roles to set an example of
Primera hispana en ser honrada en el
Salón de la Fama de las Mujeres de Michigan 2014: Marylou
Por: Isabel Flores, Corresponsal La Prensa
Lansing: Marylou Olivarez es la
primera hispana que recibirá en vida el honor de pertenecer
al Salón de la Fama de las Mujeres de Michigan.
Convirtiéndose así en la segunda hispana en obtener este
reconocimiento, la primera recibió dicha distinción de
manera póstuma. Este evento se llevará a cabo el próximo
jueves 30 de octubre en el Kellogg Hotel and Conference
Center en East Lansing, donde diez mujeres más y un hombre,
serán honrados en el Salón de la Fama de las Mujeres de
Michigan en una Cena de Premios.
Federal funds to help Lake
Erie water quality
La Prensa Correspondent
Two Ohio congressional representatives
announced $7.4 million more in federal funds that will help
to determine the cause of algal blooms on Lake Erie
responsible for a water emergency this summer for
Toledo-area water customers.
Wood County Health District working
with partners on preparedness efforts for Ebola
Bowling Green, OH -
Wood County Health District is monitoring the situation and
is in close contact with Ohio Department of Health and
reviewing information from the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) daily. As the situation evolves, the CDC guidance may
change. We will continue to work to keep everyone informed.
Grant informational meetings to be
held in three Northwest Ohio locations
Charities staff will conduct informational meetings in
Norwalk, Toledo, and Mansfield OH for non-profit
organizations interested in applying for local Catholic
Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grants.
Meet some of your co-hosts on Friday,
October 31, 2014,
costume dance party
at Pulse Ultra,
1260 W. Alexis Rd., Toledo,
near Michigan border;
best costume price of $100 plus other surprises.
Don't be afraid of
vampires, ghosts, and Tejanoween; entertainment by Mr. DJ Tony Rios and Yvonne
and Grupo Fuego.
Be part of TFN (Tejano Friday Nights) on Oct. 31. Only $10 cover.
Detroit Institute of Arts celebrates opening of ofrenda
exhibit with exciting activities Friday, Oct. 24
soprano Catalina Cuervo to perform songs from Michigan Opera
Theatre’s upcoming Frida
Institute of Arts (DIA) will host a series of activities
celebrating the opening of the museum’s ofrenda
exhibit on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Festivities begin at 8:00
p.m. with remarks by Detroit City Council Member Raquel
Castaneda-López, followed by a performance by Colombian
soprano Catalina Cuervo of songs from the Michigan
Opera Theatre’s (MOT) Frida, opening next March in
conjunction with the DIA’s blockbuster exhibition Diego
Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit.
Vampire Bat exhibit opened Oct. 18
Oct. 18, 2014, the Toledo Zoo opened a new vampire
bat exhibit at its award-winning children’s zoo,
offers free Climate Change Symposium on Oct. 29
On Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from 9
a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the Toledo Zoo is offering a free climate
change symposium in the Indoor Theatre of its historic Museum of Science.
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