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Honoring the legacy of César Estrada Chávez

By Federico Martínez,
Special Contributor to La Prensa

Honoring the legacy of César Chávez, a cultural event scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Toledo’s historic Ohio Theatre & Event Center, 3114 Lagrange St., seeks to dispel any myths about the famed civil rights leader during a discussion panel that will address the farm labor leader’s legacy. The recently released film, César Chávez, will also be shown during the event.

HLCOM hosts César E. Chávez Commemorative Dinner on Sept. 17

Lansing: The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) has announced the 16th Annual Hispanic Heritage Recognition Event and the 19th Annual César Estrada Chávez Commemorative Dinner will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing.

The University of Toledo Department of Communication hosts “Banned Books Vigil” as part of national “Banned Books Week”

What do “To Kill a Mocking Bird” (Harper Lee), “The Color Purple” (Alice Walker), “Harry Potter” [series] (J.K. Rowling), “The Catcher in the Rye” (J.D. Salinger), and “Captain Underpants” [series] (Dav Pilkey) all have in common? Classic reads? They are, but they are also books that were banned in some way.

Detroit Institute of Arts presents Which Side Up: What Moves Contemporary Art?

The Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) is offering an in-depth look into the complexities of the contemporary art world through a series of conversations and panel discussions featuring top players in today’s art scene. The DIA auxiliary group Friends of Modern & Contemporary Art (FMCA) is presenting the series, which begins Sept. 21, 2014 and runs through March 2015. The events are free.

Detroit Public Schools has announced major educational initiatives in Southwest Detroit

Sept. 2014: Detroit Public Schools has announced several major educational initiatives for schools in Southwest Detroit, including a new dual-immersion high school program, new adult education site, a new gifted and talented program and much more, following a community engagement process with many parents, students, partner organizations and agencies in Southwest Detroit.

List your Hispanic Heritage Month event with the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan

New Minimum Wage for Michigan Employees

Beginning September 1, 2014, Michigan workers will see an increase in the minimum wage rate from $7.40 to $8.15. The first rate increase in six years, this new change to state law marks the beginning of a gradual 25 percent increase of the minimum wage resulting in $9.25 per hour by 2018. 


Hermanas latinas show education can lead to professional success

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

A pair of Lorain Latina sisters is making a mark on the world after learning from their successful parents—Carissa and Alexia Romero now have left their native Lorain, but live either in Ohio or California to establish their careers. Carissa, the older sister, lives in the San Francisco area. Alexia just moved to Columbus.

Lourdes University increases Latino student outreach efforts

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Sept. 9, 2014: Lourdes University is expanding its reach, not just for a higher-caliber student, but for a more diverse student body. Central to its recruitment plan is to increase the number of Latino students who attend its Sylvania-based campus.

TPS hosts 9/11 Community Leaders Luncheon, touts levy

By Kevin Milliken,
La Prensa Correspondent

Toledo Public Schools (TPS) paid homage to first responders on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 with a luncheon for community leaders at Waite Brand Auditorium. But the event quickly turned into a clarion call to rally support for a school levy on the November 4 ballot.

NW Ohio Hispanic Chamber meets at 5/3 Bank HQ

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Small businesses remain the key to the economic success of Northwest Ohio, Fifth Third Bank’s regional president told a group of Latino business leaders on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. 

Lions and Tigers and Beers? Oh, Yeah!

Make your reservations now for Zoo Brew on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Toledo Zoo. Whether you prefer pilsners or pale ales, Zoo Brew has the right suds to please your palate.

Toledo Bar members evaluate candidates for judicial office

September 11, 2014: Randall C. Dixon, President of the Toledo Bar Association, announced the results of the poll taken of Association members regarding candidates running in the upcoming election for judges in local courts. The poll was taken August 19 through September 5, 2014.  

Voter Information Forum at Kent Branch Library

The Kent Branch Library and the Art Tatum African American Resource Center (aka The Tatum Center) are hosting an important FREE voter information forum titled Turn Up! Turn Out!, scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at the Kent Branch, 3101 Collingwood Blvd.

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Music, books, food, mark Hispanic Heritage Month
--Selected activities in Michigan and Ohio  

By Kevin Milliken,
La Prensa Correspondent

Several community events are set to mark Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 across Northwest Ohio and Michigan.

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library celebrates HHM

By Federico Martínez, Special to La Prensa

Sept. 15, 2014: For a moment LaToya Carter of Toledo was baffled when her 4-year-old daughter blurted aloud “mom, look there’s a princess” as they walked through the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library this past weekend.

Library Open Book series welcomes author Juana Bordas

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has announced its Open Book series speaker Juana Bordas scheduled at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014 in the McMaster Center at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Bordas, winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Award for multicultural/indigenous literature and the 2014 International Book Award, is scheduled to speak on the topic Leadership for a Multicultural Age. This event is FREE and open to the public.

UT Theatre and Film Department to spotlight “50 Years of Wow!”
This weekend marks the 50th birthday of The University of Toledo’s Department of Theatre and Film.

Cleveland Public Library Celebrates HHM

Mi Mundo: Traditional Peruvian Dance Class
Families, join Mrs. Mary Vargas and Raices Danza del Peru for some cultural fun. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will learn about Latino heritage through music, movement and traditional Peruvian dance.



Cleveland State University  

Case Western Reserve University hosts Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show, featuring paintings, puppetry and photographs from local Latino artists.

LCCC to host 27th Annual Lorain County College Fair

Lorain County Community College will host the 27th Annual Lorain County College Fair from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 2014 in the Ewing Activities Center.

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STATEMENT ON LA PRENSA READERSHIPLa Prensa Newspaper has been publishing since 1989 and prints 12,000 hardcopy of its weekly, bilingual issue, as can be verified by calling our printer Michigan Web Press of Davisburg MI at 810-664-7403. In addition, Mid-month, La Prensa is part of the monthly publication Lazo Cultural, which prints 10,000. La Prensa has a 92% pick up rate of its hardcopy, with a readership multiple of 3.6.  It is not about numbers being printed, but numbers being printed, then distributed, then picked up, and then read—PR+D+PI+R.
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