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¡Meet the Mexican! in Flagstaff on April 20

The irreverent and never irrelevant Gustavo Arellano, known nationwide for his controversial column ¡Ask a Mexican!, will be arriving for a book signing starting on Friday, April 20 at Café Olé, 121 So. San Francisco St., Flagstaff.

In a message to CHAC via Facebook, Arellano said the talk will begin at 5:30 p.m.

“… Hope to see ustedes there!” he said.

Arellano is on a nationwide tour to promote his book “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” He was scheduled to be in Santa Fe on April 19 and will then head to Tempe for a book signing on April 21.

Arellano is no stranger to Flagstaff, at least in his writings.

In a column that appeared nationwide in 2011, including the OC Weekly, he addressed a shout-out by a Flagstaff resident.

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Latino Perspectives presents 2012 Latina Trailblazers Award

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Supervisor Elizabeth “Liz” Archuleta was among several women honored by Latino Perspectives Magazine as the Arizona Latina Trailblazers for 2012. The awards were presented March 28, 2012 at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Other awardees included Amada Aguirre, Anna María Chávez and Terri Cruz.

Click here for a link to the profile on Archuleta in Latino Perspectives.

Click below to see video story on Archuleta


Click below to see video on remarks by Archuleta

CHAC honors winners, participants of annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Winners and participants of CHAC’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest were honored by the Coconino County Board of Supervisors during a ceremony held on Nov. 15, 2011 at the Coconino County Administration building in Flagstaff.

Students and their parents had the opportunity to meet with board members and the public at a reception hosted by CHAC in the lobby of the board’s chamber prior to the award ceremony. Among those attending the reception were Larry Dannenfeldt, deputy county manager, who spoke with essay contest award winner Konner Brackin.

Those receiving awards were Angelica Garcia of San Francisco de Asis Catholic School, who took first place; Konner Brackin of San Francisco de Asis Catholic School, who received second place; and Deebora Deebom of San Francisco de Asis Catholic School, who received third place. Nezbahe Williams of The Peaks School received a certificate of participation.

The topic of this year’s essay contest was “The Immigration Experience,” a story or interview of a personal account of a family experience about immigration to the United States.

Following the ceremony, the award winners gathered outside the board room for a photo taking session, which included their parents and their teacher, Ms. Amy Faull.


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Photos by Frank Moraga / Shooting Star Communications LLC and Theresa Thomas / Coconino County.