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HISPANIC PROFILE

Kathy Huner: Wauseon Latina becomes first Latino mayor in Ohio

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Nov. 3, 2014: Kathy (née Trejo) Huner made political history recently on two fronts when she officially was sworn in as Wauseon’s new mayor—as the first female mayor in the city’s history and as the first Latino mayor in Ohio’s history.


“Songs For Justice” rallies Latinos, honors Sesario and Lucy Durán to packed ballroom
Op Ed by Monica Morales,
FLOC Outreach Advocate

Each year, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) hosts a benefit concert to raise funds to support the ongoing fight to bring justice to migrant workers throughout the Midwest and South, and now local Latinos. This year’s FLOC’s benefit concert was entitled Songs for Justice, and was venued at Forrester’s on the River restaurant.  


ACLU urges school board to give teacher job back

CLEVELAND, Dec. 15, 2014: The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to the Green Local Board of Education in Smithville, reminding the school district that teachers have a First Amendment right to engage in free speech. The ACLU urges the school board to immediately reinstate former teacher Keith Allison to his position with Green Local Schools and issue an apology.


More than 7,000 students’ classrooms grow brighter as DPS adds high quality, energy-efficient LED lighting to 11 school buildings, including two Southwest Detroit schools

District to enhance learning and realize hundreds of thousands in annual savings: 60% reduction in classroom lighting energy utilization and the elimination of maintenance cost.



President Obama has issued administrative relief,

Michigan United prepares immigrants for Executive Action
Michigan, Dec. 2014: According to Michigan United, “Millions of immigrant families will not be separated this holiday season. They no longer have to live with fear of losing a loved one due to deportations. Now, we have a monumental task ahead of us to implement this new policy.”

¡El Presidente Obama nos dio un alivio de inmigracion!


“Flint Schools Raising Money Via Online Auction of Assets!

In continued efforts to generate revenue and effectively manage their budget, the City of Flint School District has privatized all their grounds work, and is no longer in need of items such as: bobcats and attachments, paving equipment, mowers, weed whackers, utility trailers, and backhoes. They will be liquidating these items via a one day online auction on December 30th at Repocast.com.





 



Esperanza celebrates increased Latino graduation rates

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Cleveland, December 2014: Esperanza, Inc. staff and volunteers have plenty of reason to celebrate these days, as the graduation rates of Cleveland-area Latino high school students have more than doubled from 30 percent in 2011 to just over 60 percent last year.


Cynthia Estrada Charity Fund donates $20,000 for two new bilingual textbooks series at expanded Academy of the Americas PreK-9

In support of the successful Academy of the Americas program in Southwest Detroit, which expanded this fall to include a new 9th grade class, the Cynthia Estrada Charity Fund has donated $20,000 to fund two new bilingual textbooks series – the SRA ¡Imagínalo! series for grades K-6 and the Scott Foresman enVisionMATH en español for grades K-6.


UT’s Ritter Planetarium to debut ‘Santa’s Secret Star’ Dec. 5
The University of Toledo Fulldome Studio (UTFS) has premiered its first production, “Santa’s Secret Star,” commencing Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ritter Planetarium. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children.


UT teams with community colleges to attract international students
The University of Toledo is changing the way international students study in the United States, with the help of a few community colleges.


Latino groups celebrate the Holidays
By
Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Latino organizations across northern Ohio will gather to celebrate the holidays this month in any number of ways-- with family events, fundraisers, and gatherings simply to share good tidings. Below are those events that have been reported to La Prensa:


MEXICAN MUTUAL SOCIETY (MMS) EVENTS

December 2014

Continuing the “SAVE THE CLUB” Campaign by family and friends of the Mexican Mutual Society, 1820 East 28th Street, Lorain, OH, the following fundraiser events are planned for the month of December 2014 to raise funds to support the Club’s operation: 


Happy Birthday

December 17

Zulema Muñoz

Jackie Campos

Lazaro Loredo

 

Happy Birthday

December 18

Danessa Reyes

 

Happy Birthday

December 19

Elizabeth Ramírez

 

Happy Birthday

December 21

Jesse Jaquez

Gina Navarro

Helenia Sánchez

Jesus Sánchez

 

Happy Birthday

Raquel A. Rodríguez

December 23




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Viaja seguro a México en la caravana del Programa Paisano.

Paisano informado… paisano empoderado. No permitas el abuso de las autoridades

Por: Isabel Flores, Corresponsal La Prensa

15 dic., 2014: Este jueves 18 y domingo 21 de diciembre saldrá la caravana de mexicanos que desean viajar de regreso a sus hogares, acompañados por autoridades para tener un viaje seguro. El punto de reunión es Laredo, Texas y el destino Querétaro. En la caravana del 18 de diciembre, saldrá un grupo especial de Michigan y en la del 21 de diciembre, saldrán de Chicago, Illinois. Si usted gusta sumarse a una de estas caravanas, comunicarse lo antes posible al Programa Paisano en Chicago: (312) 4918948.


Celebran última reunión del ciclo de Consejeros del Instituto de Mexicanos en el Exterior 2012-2014

Comenzarán a expedir credenciales de elector para el voto de los mexicanos en el exterior.

Por: Isabel Flores, Corresponsal La Prensa

Michigan, diciembre de 2014: El Consejo Consultivo del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (CCIME) del ciclo 2012-2014, llevó a cabo su última reunión el pasado mes de noviembre en Orlando, Florida. Dicha reunión fue encabezada por el subsecretario para América del Norte, Sergio Alcocer Martínez de Castro.


Ariel International Center plans India Trade Mission

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

The Ariel International Center plans to organize a trade mission to India early next year and is looking for Ohio businesses to include in the trip. An informational session and reception is planned for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, 4 to 6 p.m., at the center, Skyline Lake Room, 1163 East 40th Street, 4th floor, Cleveland.


ICYMI: Former OH Gov. Ted Strickland Blasts Gov. Kasich and AG DeWine’s Decision to Join Texas Immigration Lawsuit

“I Do Not Know Why this Man Has Chosen to Use Ohio Resources and Ohio's Prestige in this Way”

Op Ed by www.americasvoice.org  

Washington, DC, December 11, 2014: Last week, the State of Ohio joined nineteen other states in suing the federal government over the President’s recent executive action on immigration.  In addition to subjecting thousands of Ohio families to deportation, the lawsuit, if successful, would deny $41 million in much needed tax revenue to the state over the next five years.


Baby gibbon born at Toledo Zoo on Nov. 30 is now viewable for the public

Dec. 16, 2104: A female gibbon was born on Nov. 30 at the Toledo Zoo. Animal-care staff is allowing the mother and baby to bond without human intervention.



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