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Posted by admin on 2006/4/17 0:00:00 (1758 reads)
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Meet Award-Winning Author, Francisco X. Alarcón

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On April 28, at 4 PM, Alarcón, a Chicano poet and educator, will share his special insights on the importance of education and of maintaining one’s cultural heritage. He will also address the need to manage the educational barriers of the rapidly growing Latino population in the tri-state area.
Mr. Alarcón currently teaches at the University of California, Davis, where he directs the Spanish for Native Speakers program. He is the author of ten volumes of poetry. In April 2002 he received the Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association in San Francisco.

For information about other community events with Francisco X. Alarcón, contact 859-962-4077.
Para Mas Información: 859-538-1175

Other public appearances:
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Posted by admin on 2006/4/13 1:20:00 (1792 reads)
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On Friday, April 14, Alma Gitana from Lexington, performed at Argentine Bean.

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More pictures & videos are at the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery
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Posted by admin on 2006/4/12 1:50:00 (1499 reads)
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LULAC Cincinnati announced yesterday winners of its first ever scholarships. These two scholarships, funded by LaVERDAD Marketing and MidwestLatino, went to two students from NKU: Clara Manzano and Yuliana Perez.

The scholarship winners were announced on April 11, 2006, at NKU Student Awards & Recognition Celebration organized by NKU's African-American Student Affairs and Latino Student Affairs.

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Above: Clara Manzano, recipient of LULAC Scholarship, with Michael Beck and Jason Riveiro (both from LULAC Cincinnati)
Posted by admin on 2006/4/12 1:50:00 (1572 reads)
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On April 11th, Northern Kentucky University hosted a "Student Awards & Recognition Celebration", organized by African-American Student Affairs and Latino Student Affairs, and honoring students with GPA of 3.00 and above. The keynote speaker was Maria Molina from P&G.

The 2006 Latino Student Academic Achievement Awards recipients were: Baird R. Ullrey (College of Arts & Sciences), Sarah N. Palmer (College of Business), Stephanie Olguin-Hargett (College of Education & Human Services), Jesús Olivo Jr. (College of Informatics), Melissa M. Durkin (Chase College of Law), Inez E. Ortiz (School of Nursing & Health Professions).

NKU students (Jennifer Lamb, Liz Osborne, Maria Sleder, and Ashley Long) also presented recent field study project conducted in Mazamitla, Mexico.

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More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here)
Posted by admin on 2006/4/12 1:20:00 (1837 reads)
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The Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs (OCHLA) is hosting on Friday, April 28th, its annual

2006 Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Recognition Dinner

Keynote speaker will be The Hon. Betty D. Montgomery, Auditor, State of Ohio.

The recipients of the "Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award" are:

Rich Gandarillas
Cecilia Roman Gerling
Consuelo Hernandez
Angie Martinez
Juan Santiago
Juanita Senquiz
Nuestro Rincon


This Award is given every year to "individuals and groups that have shown exemplary accomplishments and valued service to fellow Hispanics in Ohio".

The recipients of the "Nuestra Familia Award" are:

Michael Beck (MidwestLatino)
Dr. Greg Steward (Univ. of Cincinnati)
Home Savings Bank
Office of the Minority Affairs at The Ohio State University


The "Nuestra Familia Award" is Ohio's highest award for non-Hispanics in Ohio. It is given every year to those who "have done their utmost in supporting and contributing to the Hispanic community". Past recipients of this award include Ohio senator Ray Miller and US Senator Mike DeWine

We at MidwestLatino are very proud of this award, and our thanks go to all members of the Latino/Hispanic community who have supported us over the past few years. We couldn't be where we are today without your support and your trust. Our special thanks go also to our Board of Advisors, for their help and guidance.

If you would like to participate in the dinner, please contact: 614-466-8333
Posted by admin on 2006/4/11 8:30:00 (1531 reads)
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Congressman Sharrod Brown met on Saturday, April 8th, with Columbus' Latino community. He is a 2006 Ohio Democratic candidate for the United States Senate and wanted to hear from Latinos in Columbus about their issues. The conversation was facilitated by the Latino Leadership Initiative.

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More pictures are in the Columbus section of our Photo Gallery (click here)
Posted by admin on 2006/4/11 7:50:00 (2260 reads)
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The I-X Indoor Amusement Park, collaborating with Julia de Burgos, a non-profit cultural arts center, is hosting the second annual La Fiesta Latina, highlighting Hispanic heritage, April 22-23, 2006. La Fiesta Latina runs 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, and includes a sampling of Latin music, dance, food, arts, and entertainment.

Luny Tunes & Mas Flow 2’s Baby Ranks, a nationally recognized reggaeton artist, performs Saturday April 22nd at 8:00 PM. Reggaeton combines the styles of techno, hip-hop and reggae to create a unique sound considered empowering with Spanish Caribbean youth. Live Bands and Dance troupes will highlight reggaeton and salsa, as well as Caribbean ballet, jazz and break dancing.
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Posted by admin on 2006/4/11 7:40:00 (3112 reads)
Butler County residents who need assistance have as of Monday, April 10, another helpful resource. The New Website:

www.butlercounty211.org

has a searchable database contaning information about 750 private and public organizations that offer housing, food, counseling, adult day care, furniture, job training and beyond. Visitors can browse the available donations and agency efforts as needed.

This service is brought by Butler 211, a division of Butler County Job and Family Services in cooperation with Butler County Information Services, a division of the Auditor's Office.
Posted by admin on 2006/4/11 5:50:00 (1718 reads)
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On March 16th, Cincinnati's Mayor, Mark Mallory, presented his "State of the City Address" at the Freedom Center.

Thanks to Myrna Perez from Spanish Booster, MidwestLatino members can read it not only in English, but also in Spanish.

Click here to read Mayor Mallory's speech
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Posted by admin on 2006/4/10 7:20:00 (1545 reads)
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ArtNet, sponsored by CAA's Building Diverse Audiences Advisory Committee (BDAAC), in its second year, provides an opportunity for local artists to meet their peers and discover resources available to them in the community. A variety of schools, vendors, galleries, and art organizations come together to provide information to visual artists in a casual social setting at the Aronoff Center’s Weston Art Gallery. It will take place on Friday, April 21, 5:30-7:30 PM.

MidwestLatino would like to encouarge all Latino visual artists to attend. Admission is free, but registration is required.

For additional information contact Sfinn@cincinnatiarts.org or call 513-977-4163
Posted by admin on 2006/4/5 1:40:00 (1344 reads)
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Bienestar will honor Sister Margarita Brewer at its Recognition Luncheon on May 12th, 2006. The Luncheon will be at Cintas Center, Xavier University;

Registration Fee: $45 by Friday, April 14th ($450 per table of ten); $55 after April 14th ($550 per table of ten); Reservations must be made by April 27, 2006.;

To reserve space, please contact Leslie Schultz at 513-557-2730, ext. 408 or by e-mail at leslie.schultz@santamaria-cincy.org
Posted by admin on 2006/4/3 13:50:00 (1624 reads)
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Jamil Mahuad served as president of Ecuador from August 1998 to January 2000, capping almost 20 years in politics. His experiences—including the coup that ended his government— led to an academic career focusing on the challenges of governing struggling democracies in the age of globalization. Mahuad has held fellowships at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government, the Institute of Politics and Harvard Law School.

On Monday, April 3rd, he hold a lecture at the Xavier University, talking about his presidency and sharing his thoughts about the challenges of implementing tough economic policies in Latin American democracies. as required by IMF and World Bank in order to receive loans.
Posted by admin on 2006/4/2 1:20:00 (1604 reads)
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Last night "Salsa Caliente" delivered a knock-out performance at its 1st Saturday Latino Party at the Havana Martini Club!

Recently relocated to the Carew Tower on Fifth Street, the new Havana Martini Club, with its huge dance floor, more space, friendly staff, and its classy interior, is definitely the hottest place for Latin dancing in Cincinnati!

This Saturday we also had the pleasure to host stars of the "N*W*C* - The Race Show", who were performing on Friday and Saturday at the Aronoff Center.

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Pictures from the Salsa Party @ Cincinnati's Havana Martini Club are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here).
Posted by admin on 2006/3/30 9:20:00 (2993 reads)
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MidwestLatino is a co-sponsor of the upcoming "N*W*C -- The Race Show", performed at Aronoff Center on March 31st and April 1st.

Blending elements of theater, hip hop, slam poetry, and stand-up comedy with true-life stories and their own original style, three ethnically diverse friends (and tour-de-force performers) take on one of the hottest issues around – RACE.

Check it out what is the local press writing about it:

* CityBeat
* Cincinnati Enquirer
* Kentucky Enquirer


One of actors, Rafael Augustin, is originally from Ecuador, and was interviewed by Myrna Perez from the Spanish Booster. To listen to the interview (en Español) click here:

Part 1 Part 2

For more information about the show, please visit Cincinnati Arts Association (click here....)
Posted by admin on 2006/3/28 8:20:00 (2903 reads)
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The Hamilton County Minority Health Month Kickoff will take place on Tuesday, April 4th, 6:00 pm-7:30pm in Metropolitan CME Church, 2815 Melrose Ave. (Walnut Hills). For information, please call 513-221-4949 ext 144

The Kickoff Speaker will be Dr. Liliana Rojas, with closing Remarks by Walter Bowers, MD, Health Commissioner, Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

To view the whole calendar of Health Month events (incl. info about Hispanic Health Fair on Sunday, April 23 at Su Casa Hispanic Center) click here...
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