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May 1st events in Bay Area 1

May 1st events in Bay Area

May Day events have become rallying cries for immigration reform Our young LATINO community is our FUTURE! We interviewed several Latinos @ San Francisco City Hall about the importance of MAY 1ST. Si se puede! Video:   About: May Day, also known as “International Workers’ Day,” is marked annually on May 1 to honor the […]

Latino Graduation rates rise in Sonoma County

Latino Graduation rates rise in Sonoma County

Big props to Latino students ­in Sonoma County public schools — graduations rose to 81 percent. (They are 45 percent of students). High school graduation rates have reached a new high in Sonoma County, topping the state average, as gaps in achievement between white and Latino students continue to narrow. A record 84 percent of […]

Gloria Montiel Makes History As First Undocumented Student To Receive Ph.D.

Gloria Montiel Makes History As First Undocumented Student To Receive Ph.D.

This May, Gloria will become the first undocumented student to receive a Ph.D. from the prestigious Claremont Graduate University. She’s amazing! Gloria has always been involved in her community, creating parent centers and after-school math programs at local schools, and even helping to launch a program to provide cheap WiFi access to low-income families. Here’s […]

Immigrants with Driver's License Make Roads Safer! 1

Immigrants with Driver’s License Make Roads Safer!

Offering Driver’s Licenses to the Immigrants Here Illegally Makes Roads Safer. Granting driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally reduced hit-and-run accidents by 7 to 10 percent. Excerpt KQED How Offering Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants Makes Roads Safer Researchers at Stanford University this past week published a study that may bolster the argument […]

La Virgen de Guadalupe [HISTORY]

La Virgen de Guadalupe [HISTORY]

Every December 12, Catholics all over the world (especially in Latin America) celebrate the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. But in Mexico this day is one of the most important holidays of the year! Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico. Here, she is known as “La Reina de Mexico” and […]

Mexican Christmas Gifts @ Polanco Gallery // San Francisco 1

2016 Virgin Mary Guadalupe Pilgrimage // San Francisco

“¿No estoy yo aquí que soy tu Madre?” Cruzada Guadalupana de San Francisco is a 12 mile walk from South SF’s All Souls Parish to SF’s St. Mary cathedral. See below for details and photos. The annual Cruzada Guadalupana pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe marches from All Souls Parish in South San […]

NASA’s Youngest Researcher is Mexican and from the UNAM

NASA’s Youngest Researcher is Mexican and from the UNAM

He’s 20, in his fifth semester of physics, and NASA has already recruited him as a student-researcher. His name is Yair Israel Piña López, and he’s the youngest student with this distinction. Plus, he’s Mexican and an UNAM student. Through the International Space Education Board, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has opened its doors to Yair […]

2016 Dia De Los Muertos in Bay Area 2

2016 Dia De Los Muertos in Bay Area

Bay Area’s biggest list of Dia de los Muertos! In Mexico, November 1st is All Saints day. A day to honor and respect the innocents, children & infants. November 2nd is Dia De Los Muertos. The day to honor deceased adults. On these days, altars are made in honor of them. People build them on […]

Mi Gente Vota! Public art project // San Francisco

Mi Gente Vota! Public art project // Oakland + San Francisco

Join us this weekend at the Fruitvale & 24th Street BART Stations for our Public Art Interventions!   October 22, 2016 | 11-3PM Fruitvale BART Plaza 401 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601 October 23, 2016 | 11-3PM 24th/Mission BART 2800 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110   As 2016 marks an election year, #MiGenteVota […]

New Pancho Villa documentary// Discovery en Espanol

New Pancho Villa documentary // Discovery en Espanol TV

Wow, please share! For limited time, see NEW entire 43-minute Pancho Villa, Mexican documentary, here! You can also watch on television, if you subscribe to Discovery en Espanol. See details below. please share this article before YouTube takes this video down. Video:   About: Discovery en Español Premieres The Original Production ‘PANCHO VILLA: SE BUSCA VIVO […]

SJSU Latino Alumni Network presents the Latino Vote Event

SJSU Latino Alumni Network presents the Latino Vote Event

SJSU Latino Alumni Network presents the Latino Vote Event. **Onsite voter registration will be available for those eligible to vote. SJSU Latino Alumni Network invites SJSU students and alumni to join their event Tuesday, October 4th from 6-8pm in MLK Library Meeting Room 225 where they will discuss the impact and importance of The Latino […]