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.