Latinas & Libros Event Collects Over 250 Books for Shop with a Cop SV Readers are Leaders Program

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Modern Latina hosted its first sold out Latinas & Libros event on November 9, 2017 at Santa Clara University. The event collected over 250 books that were donated to the Shop with a Cop SV “Readers are Leaders” campaign that encourages reading for underserved children residing within low-income neighborhoods of San Jose, CA.

Community Spotlight: CET – Center for Employment Training #CET50

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This year marks CET’s (Center for Employment Training) 50th Anniversary. Learn more about this wonderful organization that has been serving the San Jose community and beyond.

Mexican Heritage Plaza’s Avenida de Altares

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On Saturday October 28, 2017, the Mexican Heritage Plaza hosted its inaugural Alum Rock Alter Walk called La Ultima Parada highlighting alters made by local artists and local businesses.

National Concha Day – December 8

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Conchas are an important part of Mexican culture and traditions. Jessica Resendiz, Alicias Delicias, and Karla Jimenez are on a mission to recognize December 8 as the official National Concha Day.

Latinas & Libros Event

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Modern Latina presents Latinas & Libros event to celebrate the contributions of Latinas in literature and our Latino heritage. Event will feature Latina authors sharing their inspirational stories, book signing, Mexican hot chocolate and pan dulce.

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire de Young | September 30, 2017 – February 11, 2018

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The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) are pleased to premiere Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, the first major U.S. exhibition on Teotihuacan in over twenty years. The ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in the world, and the most-visited archaeological site in Mexico. At… [Continue Reading]

Latino Thought Makers Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Actor Esai Morales and Host Rick Najera at Cañada College

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Cañada College celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers featuring special guest award-winning actor Esai Morales.

15-Year-Old’s Mural Depicting Inspirational Women Unveiled in Boyle Heights

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15-Year-Old Isabel Peinado’s mural depicting inspirational women was unveiled in Boyle Heights. She spent about 600 hours preparing and painting “Empowerment.”

Latino Sororities, Fraternities Create Community for Students on College Campuses

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Shout out to all the Latino Fraternities and Latina Sororities that become a family away from home for many college students. We love ❤️the stepping and strolling showing spirit, cultural and college pride!!!

Ysabel Duron to Address Health Care Needs of Latino Cancer Patients at a National Level

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Founder Ysabel Duron leaves Latinas Contra Cancer at the end of September 2017 to launch the national Latino Cancer Institute. In this new role, she will work to amplify and leverage the voices and needs of agencies around the country working in the Latino cancer space. On September 28, 2017, Latinas Contra Cancer will host a fundraising event to celebrate the milestones of Latinas Contra Cancer and say a fond farewell to Ysabel.