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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.

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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.

Sunnyside I.A.M. Youth Group to present Hip Hop 4 Hunger Can Food Drive on Nov. 18

FLAGSTAFF — The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association’s I.A.M. Youth group will host the annual Hip Hop 4 Hunger Can Food Drive from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Killip Elementary School, 2600 E. Sixth Ave., Flagstaff.

This is an all age’s event that will include music, dancing and fun for everyone. Please join us, the group reported in a media release. This event is intended to help feed families in a time of need. The importance here is food so the event will double as a drop off location for people to donate canned goods. All of the food collected will be donated to the Northern Arizona Food Bank.  The event is sponsored in part by the “A Beautiful Life – Hermosa Vida – Nizhóní Iiná” initiative that promotes healthy lifestyles in recognition that a healthy life is a beautiful life.

The event consists of local musicians donating their time to perform for the cause. Hip Hop Artists performing at the event include Classik, Carrillo, Raw Sewage Records, L.A.Y.N.M (Christian rap group), and Southwest Mafia. The event will also include Alena Chavez and Monico Nunez, who will be performing traditional Mexican music. The event will also be showcasing the super talented dancer Steven Herrera who will be “pop-locking” which is a form of Break dancing.

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‘Rights of Immigrant Children’ talk set for Nov. 8 in Flagstaff

Claudio Sanchez, education correspondent for National Public Radio, will be the guest speaker during the free presentation: “The Rights of Immigrant Children: A Reporter’s Notebook” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the High Country Conference Center, 20 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff.

Sanchez, a former elementary and middle school teacher, joined NPR in 1989, after serving for a year as executive producer for the El Paso, Texas, based Latin American News Service, a daily national radio news service covering Latin America and the U.S.- Mexico border, according to a media release. Sanchez is a native of Nogales, Mexico, and a graduate of Northern Arizona University.

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