March is always a packed month in Lansing!
Following is an attempt at a comprehensive list of events celebrating the legacy of César E. Chávez, along with events that are of particular note or interest to the Hispanic/Latino community. These are events that are known to be open to the interested public.
This list was compiled from emails, websites, Facebook events and more, and is made with particular thanks to the MSU Office of Inclusion, the Cafecito Caliente Blog, the Julian Samora Research Institute, the Lansing for César E. Chávez committee, Cristo Rey Catholic Church, Michigan United and ACTION of Greater Lansing. In addition, it is thanks to the notes/emails of Dr. MJ Garcia, Dr. Nino Rodriguez and Andrea Rodriguez.
Corrections to Allena@GardenWallPublications.com or in the comments, please!
Chávez Day Community Celebration
LCC, Dart Auditorium
Contact/Register: http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/Outreach/CesarChavez.html or Felipe Lopez, email@example.com
Chávez Community Leadership Luncheon
MSU, Kellogg Center
http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/Outreach/CesarChavez.html or call Ignacio Andrade 517-353-3129
Chávez Student Leadership Conference
MSU, Kellogg Center
Contact/Register: http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/Outreach/CesarChavez.html or call Ignacio Andrade 517-353-3129
Working meeting to bring “César Chávez” movie to Lansing
Private working group/details forthcoming
Engaging in the Community for Reform
Cristo Rey Church
Aida, 517-348-6263 or Andrea, 517-488-9348
MI Latino/a Statewide Summit “Improving Health and Healthcare for MI Latinos”
MSU, Kellogg Center
Info: Anita Garza 517-432‑1317
Día de la Mujer (Women’s Day) Conference
MSU, Kellogg Center
http://ddlm.ocat.msu.edu/ or call Maria Serrato 517-353-7745
3/24-3/28 (week of)
Chávez Collection Exhibit
Contact: Diana Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lansing Bus Tour Stop, Fast For Families Across America Call for Immigration Reform
Time and Location TBD
Chávez Blood Drive Challenge
or Elias Lopez- email@example.com
City of Lansing Chávez Memorial Observance
City Hall, City Council Chambers,
Contact: Guillermo Lopez, Guillermo.Lopez@lansingmi.gov,
“César Chávez” (movie) release date
Nearest showing to Lansing (at print): Celebration Cinema RiverTown, including $20 “special premiere event.”
Latin Explosionar “Celebration of Culture and Dance”
The Firm (nightclub), Lansing Downtown
Lansing for César E. Chávez Dinner & Dance
UAW #652, 426 Clare St.
Tickets: Santos Gutierrez, 517-483-9962, Miguel Sauceda, 517-528-7106, or Diane Hernandez Wojda, 517-896-5398
Chávez Peace Rally for Human Dignity and Immigrant Rights
Lansing, MI Capitol Building, Downtown
Info: Aida Cuadrado, 517-348-6263
and Lorenzo Lopez, 517-894-3416
Chávez Blood Drive (sponsored by the San Juan
Diego Knights of Columbus Council #15417)
Cristo Rey Church.
Appointments: Rudy Reyes 517-420-1064 (walk ins ok as time permits)
Info: RedCrossBlood.org Keyword Cristo Rey
Official Chávez Day, Holiday or Observance (varies by state)
4/7 Tech en La Casa Graduation (CRCC/MSU)
4/9-4/19 MSU’s “Latin Is America” Festival
4/17 ALSAME Youth Conference
4/18 Stations of the Cross Reenactment Cristo Rey Church, Downtown to CRCC
5/4 Lugnuts Latino Night with Cafecito Caliente
5/23-25 Cristo Rey Fiesta 2014
Heads up Lansing- This is what’s up for New Years Eve!
Hey readers, Allena here. One of my other clients, Michigan United, funnels me their job postings every now and then. They often need bilingual candidates interested in nonprofit/social justice work. !Suerte! (Opens in PDF)
(Good evening Adelante Forward readers– passing on a press release from ACTION of Lansing. Hope to see you there! I will definitely be there supporting my community! ~Allena)
Lansing, MI – ACTION of Greater Lansing – Civil Rights for Immigrants will Rally and March in honor of the lives have been lost due to our broken immigration system.
Rally and March will begin at 10:00am on Thursday, October 31st, 2013. Union Missionary Baptist Church, 500 S Martin Luther King Blvd. People from all over the 8th District will come together march and rally in solidarity with leaders from Action of Greater Lansing, Michigan United, and Faith Leaders.
“We march today in honor of the children, mothers and fathers that have lost their lives due to this broken immigration system. As people of faith we can’t stand by seeing families being torn apart and we can no longer stand aside and watch these horrific circumstances to continue. I’m tired of this polarized witch hunt that is happening, these are not numbers or statistics these are real families being hurt” – Maximo Anguiano, Chair of the civil rights for immigrants task force, Action of Greater Lansing.
For the last seven years leaders from across district eight have tried to meet congressman Mike Rogers thirteen different times. Congressman Mike Roger’s has refused to meet face to face. “Seven years and we still haven’t been able to meet with the congressman. We are his constituents and he is our elected official you would think that he would make time for the people who elected him into office” – Anguiano says
There will be actions held across the nation through the month of November. They are in response to the present national gridlock, a dialogue which focuses on elected officials and newsmakers and often does not include the voices of the immigrant as it relates to policy and protecting their civil rights. Rallies, prayer vigils and civil disobedience are part of Gamaliel’s “Dream For All” campaign. The campaign works to uphold the dignity of individuals, and guide immigration policy and to keep families together.
Hi Lansing Friends. We just want to make sure you received an invite to this LANSING event taking place Monday the 16th in a beautiful setting (Frances Park) for a great cause (Michigan Migrant Workers). It’s organized in part by Adelante publisher Dr. Nino Rodriguez. My family and I will be there (well, between soccer practices and etc)- I’d love to see you!
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Hi all, We received the following job posting from Capital Area Michigan Works. They’re looking for candidates with bilingual skills.
Capital Area Michigan Works! seeks candidates for some full and part time positions at its Lansing Service Center. Candidates with bilingual skills (any languages) encouraged to apply.
Details can be found at the Pure Michigan Talent Connect (www.mitalent.org) job code numbers below.
Talent Team Leader, full time, PMTC #4317502
Talent Specialist/TAA, full time, PMTC #4317521
Talent Specialist, full time, PMTC #4317523
Talent Specialist Assistant, part time, PMTC #4317526
Interested applicants should apply by mailing a cover letter and a resume to: Edythe Hatter-Williams, President and Chief Operating Officer, Capital Area Michigan Works!, 2110 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48910. Applications accepted continuously until the position is filled. An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Michigan Relay Center/TTY Callers Use 711 or (800) 649-3777.
(Report By Aida Cuadrado
ACTION of Greater Lansing addresses root causes of community problems by organizing for systemic change. ACTION is not a direct service organization, nor are we a political organization that endorses specific candidates. Rather, we hold public officials accountable to make needed systemic changes that will improve the lives of many in the community simultaneously. We accomplish these goals by building powerful relationships in the community and organizing for direct action. ACTION of Greater Lansing is an affiliate of the Gamaliel Network.
ACTION will come together and discuss findings of their June 8 Porch Patrol canvass at the Community Problems Assembly on June 18, from 6:30-8:30pm at Cristo Rey Church (201 W. Miller). All are welcome to attend and become part of the solution as we examine the issues facing our communities and what can be done about them. ACTION currently coordinates three task forces based on previous year issue campaigns: Children’s Health, Equity and Access, Civil Rights for Immigrants and an Education Task Force focused on improving the graduation rate.
May/June 2014, Theme TBD
September/October 2014, Theme TBD