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Events : Rebecca's Chamula Series June 5-26 Semantics Gallery
Posted by admin on 2010/6/4 10:00:00 (948 reads)

Rebecca Nava Soto Chamula Series

Opening reception: Saturday June 5th, 2010 7-10pm

Semantics Gallery 1107 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45214

Rebecca Nava Soto a painter and educator received a BFA in Painting from the University of Cincinnati DAAP in 2000 and an MFA in Painting from Boston University in 2004. She currently lives and paints in Cincinnati. She has exhibited both locally and nationally and in the past three years she has been the lead artist for three public murals through the Artworks organization. Most recently Rebecca has been creating sight specific installations in response to her research of Maya culture, Mesoamerican writing systems and her most recent experiences in the neighboring villages of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico (San Juan de Chamula and Zinancantan).

More info: http://rebeccanavasoto.com/

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Community : Ohio Hispanic Leadership Summit (June 18-19, 2010)
Posted by admin on 2010/6/1 13:10:00 (1929 reads)

The Ohio Hispanic Leadership Summit is the most significant event of Ohio’s Hispanic/Latino community. Leaders in education, business, politics, and culture in general will meet and discuss issues that affect Hispanics/Latinos.

The Summit will also recognize Hispanic/Latino values by honoring distinguished Hispanic/Latino leaders, and recognizing American personalities and authorities that have contributed to the improvement of Ohio’s Hispanic/Latino community.

Likewise, the Summit will serve as an exclusive space for buinesses and organizations related to the Spanish-speaking world to present their services and products to the numerous Hispanic/Latino leaders that will be invited to this important event.

INFO: http://www.househispanicculture.org/

email: summitleadersohio@gmail.com
Phone: 614 271 4437

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The 2010 Ohio Hispanic Leadership Award Winners have been announced, and we're very proud that Michael Beck, the founder and President of MidwestLatino, will be one of them:

Luis Vazquez
Manager, Office of Reentry
Cuyahoga County, Dept of Justice Affairs
Cleveland, OH 

Victoria Nunes 
Community Affairs 
Marketing Specialist 
Fifth Third Bank
Columbus, OH

Robert del Martin Castillo 
President, Majestic Drywall Services, Inc. 
Columbus, OH

Michael Beck
President, MidwestLatino
Cincinnati, OH

Maria Goeser 
Business Service Representative
Workforce and Talent Division
Ohio Department of Development
Springfield-Dayton

Ramón Delmonte
President, Agencia de Servicios 809
Columbus, OH

Jason Riveiro
Ohio State Director
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

José “Rafi” Rodríguez
President, Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
President of the Greater Dayton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Special Award: 
La Michoacana Market

The awards will be presented on Friday, June 18th, at 9 AM

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Events : Thursday Salsa on the Square starts on June 3rd
Posted by admin on 2010/6/1 9:00:00 (1400 reads)

The fabulous Salsa on the Square will be back again on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010. and this year it will again from 7 PM - 10 PM.

The current schedule is as follow:

* Thursday, Jun 3, Tropicoso
* Thursday, Jun 10, Acapulco
* Thursday, Jun 17, Son Del Caribe
* Thursday, Jun 24, Zumba
* Thursday, Jul 1,  Tropicoso
* Thursday, Jul 8, Acapulco
* Thursday, Jul 15, Son Del Caribe
* Thursday, Jul 22, Zumba
* Thursday, Jul 29,  Tropicoso
* Thursday, Aug 5, Poco Loco
* Thursday, Aug 12, Stacie Sandoval's Grupo Tumbao
* Thursday, Aug 19, Zumba
* Thursday, Aug 26, Acapulco
* Thursday, Sep 2, Mambo Diablo
* Thursday, Sep 9, Brian Andres and the Afro Cuban Cartel (San Francisco)
* Thursday, Sep 16, Son Del Caribe

And every Thursday, our After-Party will be in  Havana Martini Club  with Cincinnati's best Latin DJs: Los Rumbers and Daniel, with tons of great Latin music! 

  

   

     

     

Every Thursday 10:00pm-1:00am: AFTER-Party @ Havana Martini Club

With FREE admission, Cincinnati's BEST dancers, and the BEST Latino DJs spinning the hottest Reggaeton, Bachata, Salsa, Merengue,  this will be the best place for Latin music on Thursday nights...

Havana Martini Club is located on 5th St., between Race St. and Vine St.

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Events : Latino playwright Fernando Dovalin participates in Fringe Festival
Posted by admin on 2010/6/1 3:20:00 (1140 reads)

Many of you heard of the Fringe Fringe Festival taking place in Cincinnati JUNE 1 - 12, 2010

This year there will be Latino playwright Fernando Dovalina from Houston who is taking his new drama, "The Comfort of Anger," to the Cincinnati Fringe Festival in early June.

Maybe you can spread word about it. I can email you a press release, the fringe logo and a photo we are using as our play's logo. 
You can also find details at the fringe's website: http://www.cincyfringe.com/the-comfort-of-anger
Very little is written for the stage about Latinos, and often, when written by non-Latinos, we are portrayed negatively, or as the subject of ridicule.
My play is about a feisty and independent Latina, full of contradictions and frailties, but also full of strength.

 

His play is about a feisty and independent Latina, full of contradictions and frailties, but also full of strength.

The scheduled dates are:

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 09:15
Fri, 06/11/2010 - 07:00
Sat, 06/12/2010 - 08:00

 

Running Time: 70 Minutes 

Venue: Duveneck 3 (1220 Vine, CincinnatiOH45202)

 

 

Artist/Company Bio: The Driscoll Street Salon Theatre, a creation of playwright Fernando Dovalina, began as an informal play-reading project to develop new plays written by Houston writers. Many of the plays first read at the salon have gone on to other readings, workshops and productions. Dovalina, a member of the Dramatists Guild, has studied with Edward Albee and Stuart Ostrow and has seen several of his plays produced, most notably The Man in the Trunk and American Homefront. His drama, Meskins/Cycle of Life, Love and Death, won second place in the Nuestras Voces national playwriting competition and was read at Repertorio Espanol in midtown Manhattan. He and J.T. Buck wrote the musical, The Gospel According to Tammy Faye, which has been seen in Cincinnati, Portland, Ore., Hood River, Ore., and Houston and received an industry reading over three days at the Manhattan Theatre Club creative center in New York.

More information is on the Fringe Website: http://www.cincyfringe.com/the-comfort-of-anger 

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Events : Every Friday: LATIN MIX PARTY @ Havana Martin Club
Posted by admin on 2010/5/14 3:10:00 (2051 reads)

EVERY FRIDAY - LATIN MIX PARTY!!!

Special Martinis $5

Latin Mix Party: EVERY FRIDAY @ Havana Martini Club 10:00pm-1:30 am.

NO COVER!


Veronica Rocco

FREE Dance Lessons at 9 PM with Veronica Rocco (from http://danseroyaleballroom.com/)

The best of Latin Music: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Reggaeton!!!

With FREE admission, Cincinnati's BEST Salsa dancers, and the BEST Latino DJ in town, the legendary Rudy Alvarez, spinning the hottest Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Reggaeton, this is the best place for Latin music on Friday nights...

EVERY FRIDAY  - Latin Mix Party  in Havana Martini Club!

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Events : Son del Caribe @ Fundraiser for LAA (Sat. May 22nd)
Posted by admin on 2010/5/14 2:20:00 (815 reads)

Annual Salsa Celebration Dance

A fundraiser benefiting The Latin American Association, the premier Latino Arts & Culture Association, supporting our local artists!!

Band: SON DEL CARIBE 

Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, danzon, etc.

When: Saturday, May 22nd, 9 PM until 1 AM 

Dress code, 21 and over

Where: Club 88 (IMPORTANT NOTE: OVER 21 ONLY)
219 Patterson Boulevard - across from Dragon Field entrance.
Dayton, OH, 45402
(937) 222 1188

Parking: on street OR $5 security garage.

INFO: Dolores Quinones, 937-567-0101

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Events : Cincy-Cinco Festival this Weekend (May 1 - 2)
Posted by admin on 2010/4/30 7:50:00 (1207 reads)

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This weekend Cincy-Cinco Festival will be for the 2nd time on the Fountain Square! 

 

Saturday May 1st 
NOON to 11:00 PM
& Sunday May 2nd 2010 
NOON to 7:00 PM

Saturday May 1st (NOON to 11:00 PM) and Sunday May 2nd (NOON to 7:00 PM)


The tri-state region’s premier Latino cultural fest, is a family-friendly weekend event that showcases Latino culture, values and traditions while promoting the interaction of the Latino community within the tri-state community at large.

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Events : Acapulco Salsa Band this Saturday @ Havana Martini Club
Posted by admin on 2010/4/28 19:00:00 (2078 reads)

Hot Salsa by ACAPULCO this Saturday, May 1st, 9:30pm @ Havana Martini Club.
Salsa, merengue, bachata, chacha!  100% PURE SALSA 11-Midnight.
 
Featuring new music by Marc Anthony, El Gran Combo, Terra Nova, Michael Bublé (yes!), Manny Manuel, Hector Lavoe, Gilberto Santa Rosa!
 

 

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Business : Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (OHCC) announce new Executive Board
Posted by admin on 2010/4/25 23:10:00 (1127 reads)

2010 Executive Board

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010 the Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce conducted election of its 2010 Officers. The new officers are: 

CHAIRMAN
Mr. Jose "Rafi" Rodriguez
Rodriguez Financial Strategies, LLC
Dayton, Ohio 

 

Vice-CHAIRMAN
Mr. Gary Johnson
American Flooring Installers LLC
Toledo, Ohio 

 

Treasurer
Ms. Aireen Aguilar
Uniglobe Discovery Travel
Columbus, Ohio 

Secretary
Ms. Victoria Nunes
Fifth Third Bank
Columbus, Ohio

 Congratulations to all!

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Events : Chad Ochocinco @ Havana Martini Club
Posted by admin on 2010/4/23 17:20:00 (1334 reads)

Chad Ochocinco, who competes this season on the "Dancing with the Stars" show, was last week in Cincinnati.  

After many hours of rehearsing with his partner, Cheryl Burke, he visited Cincinnati's #1 spot for Salsa dancing - the Havana Martini Club 

Don't forget to vote for Chad this Monday!!!! Every vote counts!!!!

 

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Community : Political Candidates Forum: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Posted by admin on 2010/4/21 10:40:00 (1159 reads)

Political Candidates Forum:  Saturday, April 24, 2010  

Prince Hall Masonic Hall
817 Windham Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

9:30 am - Socializing and refreshments
10 am - Noon - Panel Discussion (broadcast live on 1230AM WDBZ)

The purpose of the forum is to engage the community on the issues African American and Hispanics in the area face and how our political leaders are addressing them. The Cincinnati Herald and 1230AM WDBZ will co-moderate this forum and the format will consist of a panel of elected political leaders, who will be asked questions by the moderators. Presenting panel member include:

  • Catherine Ingram, Board Member, Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education
  • Eileen Cooper Reed, President, Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education
  • Denise Driehaus, Representative, State of Ohio
  • Alicia Reece, Representative, State of Ohio
  • Steve Driehaus, Congressman, US House of Representatives
  • Laketa Cole, Council Member, City of Cincinnati
  • Cecil Thomas, Council Member, City of Cincinnati


 

 

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Community : Last Day to Mail Back 2010 Census Forms
Posted by admin on 2010/4/16 14:10:00 (1361 reads)

Last Day to Mail Back 2010 Census Forms

Residents Urged to Act Today or Risk Visit from Census Workers in May

Today marks the last day for residents across America to mail back their 2010 Census questionnaires. Households that return their forms after April 16 will likely be visited by census workers when they begin May 1 going door to door to collect census responses.

Residents are encouraged to mail back their 2010 Census forms today. Those who wait to mail back their forms should expect to be visited by census workers, who will visit homes in person to ensure an accurate count of every person living in the United States. Census takers, who are members of the community in which they are working, will visit a household up to six times, each time leaving a door hanger featuring a phone number. Residents can call the number on the hanger to schedule a visit and be counted.

“Now's the time to clear off your kitchen table and stick that form in the mail,” U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said. “Residents who fail to mail back their forms today should be prepared to get a knock on their doors in May and July.”

About 72 percent of Ohio households have mailed back their census forms. In 2000, the mail participation rate was 77 percent.

To make sure residents are counted, use these last minute outreach suggestions to increase participation rates:

  • Post copies of the questionnaire at areas of high traffic so that residents have a chance to view it and understand that the questions are not intrusive.
  • Send out a news release today with information about how residents can submit their 2010 Census over the phone (see below).
  • Submit an editorial on the importance of the census to your community and highlight a major project that was funded by census-based federal dollars.
  • Address residents on air or over the radio to stress the importance of filling out the form and the telephone number.
  • Call your local school district to ask teachers to ask their students: “Have you been counted?” Children have historically be undercounted because they spend time at multiple locations during the week.
  • Ask local non profits or faith-based organizations to support the 2010 Census and let them know how their community is responding to the form. Check your participation rate here:

http://2010.census.gov/2010census/take10map/

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Education : NKU Recognizing Latino Students
Posted by admin on 2010/4/9 19:00:00 (1726 reads)

Yesterday, April 8th, the NKU Latino Students Affairs Office , under direction of its Director, Leo Calderon, recognized its outstanding Latino students.

The keynote speaker was Giovanna Alvarez, Director of Su Casa.

 

   

   

The 2010 NKU LSA/Kroger Mentor/Mentee of the Year went to David Perez and Hector Diaz.

The 2010 Latina Person of the Year went to Maylen Arroyo Alvarez.

There ware also 2010 Latino Student Academic Achievement Awards: Maria Clay, Kennth Zavala, Laura Schreiner, Carmen Moreno, Ariana Michal Lopez, Catherine Strunk, Jennifer May Herandez, Annette Graf, and Thomas Schneller.

Congratulations to all winners, and to NKU for having such a good program.

More pictures are on MidwestLatino Facebook

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Events : Souls Dying: A play by Josafat Celedon (April 7-11)
Posted by admin on 2010/4/8 3:10:00 (1378 reads)

Souls Dying
by Josafat Celedon

 
 
Souls Dying is a show that I wrote based on my personal experiences, the experiences of others, two of the most amazing Mexican films (El callejon de los Milagros and La Virgen de la Lujuria) and a show that I wrote, Amedias.  I imagined sequences of those ideas unified as one in a way to create a story that takes place in the States.  Souls Dying takes place in an counselor's office with a man that is looking for help - the illegal Mexican, a lonely woman -the local, and a manipulative young woman - the first generation American.  The way they interact with each other becomes one story that brings to the audience impossible love between a young man and an older woman which creates conflict.  The power of seduction and the manipulation of beauty brings flavor and pain at the same time.  Their dreams, erotic fantasies, illusions of love, cruel reality, mystic tarot and the experience with death will open their eyes and transform their souls.  They will look for a moment of happiness but they will know that everything has a price even if that means discovering who they truly are.

April   7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th 

636 Monmouth • Newport Kentucky

Tickets (513) 246-1529 

$15 Adults
$12 Students

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Education : Amend Adult group for Spanish speakers starting on April 15th
Posted by admin on 2010/4/5 19:40:00 (1001 reads)

Every October we observe Domestic Violence Awareness month but we have to be diligent in our efforts to speak out against violence every day. According to the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, nationally, in 2004, 1159 females and 385 males were murdered by intimate partners; and children were residents of the households experiencing intimate partner violence in 43% of incidents involving female victims. In Ohio, according to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network there were 345 fatalities by intimate partners in 2006.  But the cycle can be broken by empowering yourself with knowledge.  

At the YWCA we have several best practice and evidenced based programs that work with adults and adolescents who engage in or at risk for violent behaviors.  However, many people are not aware that we also offer an Amend Adult group for Spanish speakers. This program is designed to address the effects of domestic violence and violent behavior through prevention/intervention services that target adult males who engage in violent, abusive and unruly behavior. The mission is to help individuals take responsibility for their actions; to examine and confront the values, beliefs, and attitudes that contribute to violence; and to develop non-violent alternatives for dealing with conflict and managing anger to prevent and reduce violence in the community. 

The Amend Adult program is modeled after the Emerge curriculum which outlines best practices for responding to domestic violence both inside and outside of the legal system as well as providing guidelines for Batterer's Intervention Standards. The program began in 1982 and has provided batterers intervention services to court-ordered and self-referred domestic violence offenders in our community for over twenty-five years. 

Please continue to use your voice to speak out against violence, empower others with knowledge, and do your part to provide others with the help they need. If you are interested in referring a client to our Amend Adult group for Spanish speakers please contact the group facilitator, Dr. Roberto Madrigal, at (513)361-2187 ext 213. All clients need to be assessed prior to starting a group.

The Amend Adult group for Spanish Speakers resumes on Thursday 4/15/10 at 6 PM.

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