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 Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010 celebrates Hispanic Heritage Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010 celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
DEARBORN, MI -- Ford, a strong supporter of Hispanic Heritage Month through the years took this years celebration to a higher level with a special event on September 30th at its World Headquarters featuring Jacqueline Hernandez, COO of Telemundo, NBC Universal as keynote speaker and Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010. "This is an evening where we are celebrating our history, heritage and the American experience" said Carla Preston, Chairwoman Ford Hispanic Network. This year is specia....

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 Yes, We Can! Yes, We Can!
Fourteen years ago, during the funeral for César Chávez, someone said a wonderful prayer: “We have come here to plant your heart like a seed. Farm workers will harvest the seed of your memory.” During this Hispanic Heritage Month, that prayer resonates in our hearts like a prophecy fulfilled. The legacy of that legendary leader manifests itself in front of us like a tree with graceful branches and a strong trunk, a tree that, day after day, bears the fruit of hope. This farm worker son of fa....

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 UALR celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special guest: UALR celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special guest: Barbara Martinez Jitner
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR has a fantastic month of celebration to commemorate the National Hispanic Heritage Month. The highlight is the lecture of Barbara Martinez Jitner, “Femicide at Our U.S. Border: To Bea Woman in Juarez is a Death Sentence” Thursday, September 27 at the Donaghey Student Center A & B • 6:00 pm Martinez Jitner is the director of a powerful expose documentary short film – “LA FRONTERA” (run time, 15 minutes), which is the foundati....

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 National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2007 National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2007
Hispanic Americans have strengthened our country and contributed to the spirit of America. National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor these contributions and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of our Hispanic-American community. Hispanic Americans have helped establish America as a place of freedom and opportunity, and their contributions have illustrated what is best about our great Nation. Their hard work, love of country, and deep commitment to faith and family have sh....

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 Flamenco Latino and salsa lessons spiced up UALR’s Hispanic Flamenco Latino and salsa lessons spiced up UALR’s Hispanic Heritage Month
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Flamenco Latino, New York’s fiery music and dance troupe, kicked off UALR’s annual Hispanic Month at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, with a well-choreographed, beautifully costumed show in Donaghey Student Center’s Rooms A, B, and C. The troupe combined the strength of somber Flamenco brazeo, intricate palmas, and intense footwork with their flair for the hip-swiveling movements and mean rhythms of salsa. UALR is also offering free noontime salsa lessons at 7 p.m. on Thursday....

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 City of Little Rock to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month City of Little Rock to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The City's Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission and Arkansas National Guard partner again this year to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Maura Lozano-Yancy, Publisher of the premier bilingual newspaper ¡Hola Arkansas, will present the remarks: “Hispanics: A True Diverse Culture.” The musical entertainment will be provided by Corinne de Orbegozo a 11 year old soprano and trained vocalist and Enrique “Rico” Novales, a classical renaissance guitarist, offering several pi....

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 In Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month
Central High In Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month Central High School presented the “Mendez vs. Westminster” documentary
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- To commemorate the 49th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School, in partnership with Unity in the Community, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site invited Sylvia Mendez and Sandra Robbie to Little Rock for a special documentary screening and workshop. The documentary, “Mendez vs. Westminster: For all the Children / Para Todos Los Ninos,” is a 27-minute film about school segregation among Mexican Americans in Orange County, California in a ....

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 Flamenco Latino and salsa lessons spiced up UALR’s Hispanic Flamenco Latino and salsa lessons spiced up UALR’s Hispanic Heritage Month
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Flamenco Latino, New York’s fiery music and dance troupe, kicked off UALR’s annual Hispanic Month at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, with a well-choreographed, beautifully costumed show in Donaghey Student Center’s Rooms A, B, and C. The troupe combined the strength of somber Flamenco brazeo, intricate palmas, and intense footwork with their flair for the hip-swiveling movements and mean rhythms of salsa. UALR is also offering free noontime salsa lessons on Thursday, Sept. 21, ....

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Two evenings with Mexican Novelist Carlos Fuentes in Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR, working with the Central Arkansas Library System and the Old Statehouse Museum will be hosting lectures by Mexican novelist, journalist, playwright, and essayist Carlos Fuentes, author of The Death of Artemio Cruz. Fuentes will be the special guest on Oct. 24 and 25 at the 2005 Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguish Lecture Series.
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Gran Fiesta Latino Americana celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The River Market hosted the second anniversary of the "Latin American Heritage Month" in downtown Little Rock with a celebration Sunday, October 2. Proceeds will benefit La Casa, a Latino-based service and non-profit organization that assists and advocates Arkansas' culture diversity and provides outreach programs, education and partnerships that benefit the health and education of Hispanics in Arkansas. “Several significant Latin American anniversaries will be com....
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The Arkansas National Guard joined City of Little Rock in celebration of Hispanic Heritage
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Arkansas National Guard and the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission hosted a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Little Rock City Hall Rotunda. “The event was is part of the Arkansas National Guard's continued commitment to equal opportunity and diversity through training and cultural awareness”, said Maj. Craig Heathscott, State Public Affairs Officer At the event, Dr. Lilia Compadre addressed the crowd and mention....
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Latin Dances featuring the Salsa, Cha-cha-chá, Mambo and Merengue unveiled on new U.S. Postage stamps
WASHINGTON, DC -- Kicking off National Hispanic Heritage month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the U.S. Postal Service dedicated the Let’s Dance/Bailemos stamps which brings to life four sassy Latin dances. The official first-day ceremonies were held in New York City at the Copacabana nightclub and in Miami at the Coconut Grove Expo Center. The 37-cent Let’s Dance/Bailemos commemorative stamps are available nationwide today. “At the Postal Service, we understand the power our stamps have in helping to ce....
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The Story Behind Hispanic Heritage Month
As the number of Latinos in America continues to grow, the influence of Hispanic culture can be felt in everything from mainstream music to family mealtimes. To recognize this diversity, Americans can further embrace Latino culture during Hispanic Heritage Month -- a month long celebration of the many Latino cultures found throughout the U.S. Celebrations begin September 15th and run through October 15th with festivals and family gatherings. "Hispanic Heritage Month gives us a significant opp....
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