Google Is Honoring Katy Jurado With a Doodle. Here’s Why.

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Learn more about Google Doodle honoring Mexican actress Katy Jurado. The Google Doodle celebrating her birthday was created by artist Ana Ramirez and includes a backdrop “inspired by the set of her film High Noon,” as well as a rose, which represents her birthplace of Guadalajara, Mexico.

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.

Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too

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Salma Hayek’s open editorial in NY Times about how Harvey Weinstein is her monster too.

#ModernLatinaBookClub features My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

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This month the Modern Latina Book Club features My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor. We will get a glimpse into the making of the life of the first Latina serving as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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.

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.

#ModernLatinaBookClub features A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez

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This month the Modern Latina Book Club features the coming of age memoir, A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez. Daisy lets us in to a world of reclamation—where the daughter of Latino immigrants can know herself again and again by facing the unknowns as a first-generation child growing up in the United States.

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.

Cheech Marin’s Vision to Create the Nation’s First Chicano Museum

Image provided from the press conference Cheech Marin Center and of Marin and City officials on May 16, 2017.

In collaboration the city of Riverside and the Riverside Art Museum, Cheech Marin will be sharing his art collection to create the nation’s first Chicano art center. Supporters for this project need to raise $3 million to transform the future home of the art gallery complete with space for art classes, lectures and programs.

#ModernLatinaBookClub features The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

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This month the Modern Latina Book Club will read the classic House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. As we enter the protagonist Esperanza’s world, House of Mango Street invites us to remember the places where we lived as children and in doing so, reflect upon our own histories and the difficult questions that emerge.