Saturday, May 19, 2012

2012 Latino Heritage parade & jamaica next meeting news and Grand Marshal is...

Our next planning meeting for this year's parade & jamaica is Tuesday, June 5th.  It will be at Madison Elementary School library on the sw corner of Buckeye and Madison.  The meeting is from 5:30-6:30.  All are welcome to join in the planning.

We have have had some wonderful Grand Marshals for the Latino Heritage parade & jamaica.   A very partial list includes: Lalo Guerrero, Raul Rodriguez, Dolores Huerta, Val Zavala, Tomas Benitez, Tony Plana, Suzanna Guzmán, and Hector Tobar.  

We are proud to share that on October 6, 2012, Dr. David Hayes-Bautista will join their ranks.  

For those of you not yet familiar with Dr. Hayes-Bautista, here's a brief bio as provided by Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture.

"David E. Hayes-Bautista is a native of Los Angeles, CA. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1970 when there were only 25 Latinos on the entire campus. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California Medical Center at San Francisco and served as the founding Executive Director of La Clínica de la Raza in Oakland, California. He was a member of the Faculty at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley from 1974 to 1987. 

He accepted a position at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where in 1992 he established the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture within the Division of General/Internal Medicine. His articles appear in Journals ranging from Academic Medicine to Salud Pública de México. Some of his publications include The Burden of Support: Young Latinos in an Aging Society, and La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State

His most recent book El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition is published by U.C. Press".

More news the first week of June.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Meet our Chairperson for the 2012 Latino Heritage parade & jamaica committee

Over the next several days we'll be sharing a bit about each of our honored dignitaries and award recipients.  It's great that we have all of these in place so early in the year.  We also have a new position that is being filled.   We are so lucky that Sandra M. Gutierrez is our first Committee Chair for the Latino Heritage parade & jamaica committee.

She is a California native from the Coachella Valley. Sandra lives in Pasadena with her husband, Luis R. Torres, a writer and journalist. She has Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Management and works for Kaiser Permanente.

Sandra is a community activist who has advocated for immigrant rights, unionization, youth counseling and cultural diversity. She is on the advisory committee for the annual Adelante Mujer Latina Conference which provides career and educational options for high school girls. Sandra is also the Co-editor of the award-winning book, Teatro Chicana, A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays, published in April 2008 by the University of Texas Press.

Sandra will be leading meetings and helping us stay connected to each as we continue our preparations for this year.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 15, 2012 General Planning Meeting for 2012 Latino Heritage parade & jamaica

One of the great things about meeting at Madison Elementary School library is enjoying the mural and students' work around the room.  
But better yet are the people working together to bring a rich event to the community.
Please join us next Tuesday, May 15th.  We'll meet from 5:30 to 6:30.

The link below has a map and contact information.