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National News and Events

Chicago-area man who berated woman for wearing Puerto Rico shirt guilty of hate crime

Posted: September 30, 2019

Midwest hate crime: Chicago, 2018


Michigan Latino Legislative Day 2019

Posted: August 7, 2019

LLEAD-MI will be parterning with the: Hispanic Legislative Caucus; the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan; the Michigan Department of Civil Rights; the Michigan Latino Chamber of Commerce and the Grand Rapids Latino Chamber of Commerce.

The “Michigan Latino Legislative Day 2019” will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.   Hope to see you there!  For questions please contact <Al Flores at>

Local News and Events

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Posted: September 9, 2019







From Daniel Carreon-Camberos, MSW, Program Coordinator, Hispanic Latino Commission Of Michigan 

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration committee announces that individual registration for the event is now open! Individual tickets for the event are priced at $20 (which includes entrance to the event and dinner), with all proceeds going to our Future Leaders Scholarship fund. If you would like to support the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and MI Latinx students, please follow the link below to register:

For more information on the event, please see the page below:,7478,7-354--503465--,00.html


De Daniel Carreon-Camberos, MSW, Coordinador del programa, Comisión Hispana Latina de Michigan

¡El comité de celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana anuncia que la inscripción individual para el evento ya está abierta! Los boletos individuales para el evento tienen un precio de $ 20 (que incluye la entrada al evento y la cena), y todas las ganancias se destinarán a nuestro fondo de Becas Future Leaders. Si desea apoyar a los estudiantes de la Celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana y los estudiantes de MI Latinx, siga el siguiente enlace para registrarse:

Para obtener más información sobre el evento, consulte la página a continuación:,7478,7-354--503465--,00.html



LEADERSHIP IN THE NEWS : Rep. Vanessa Guerra, D-Saginaw

Posted: May 15, 2019

Rep. Vanessa Guerra, D-Saginaw speaks about a woman's decision about her health care.

LLEAD Conference Friday, October 12, 2018

Posted: October 11, 2018

Aqui Estamos! It's Time! LLEAD Michigan's 2018 Conference is Friday, October 12th at the Lansing Center at 333 E. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI  48933 (Phone: 517-483-7400). Breakout sessions and topics include College Prep, Youth Advocacy 101, Immigration, Voter Education, LGBTQ, Gerrymandering, the 2020 Census, and a media plenary.  For tickets, please call Elva Reyes at 517-749-0181 or email at  

The luncheon speaker is Jose Angel Gutierrez, professor emeritus from UT-Arlington and co-founder of  the early 1970s La Raza Unida Party. Gutierrez is the author of several books on civil rights and Chicano activists including A Gringo Manual on How to Handle Mexicans, A Chicano Manual on How to Handle Mexicans, biographies on Reies Lopez Tijerina,  San Antonio Judge Albert A. Peña Jr. and on Chicana elected officials.

A representative selection of paintings from the Black Velvet. A Rasquache Aesthetic exhibit will also be on display.  For additional information on the exibit contact LLEAD board member, Diana Rivera at

For additional conference information, see Theresa Rosado's video at

It's Time!


Raise The Age in Michigan for adult sentencing

Posted: June 26, 2018

In November 2017 LLEAD member Elva Reyes attended a Raise The Age in Michigan meeting. Michigan was 1 of 5 states that automatically allowed 17 year-olds to be tried and sentenced as adults. Raise The Age in Michigan supports legislation which would raise the age of legal adulthood in the court system and treat 17year-olds as minors and give teens access to a diversion program or counseling.



LLEAD Lansing member attending  incarceration age meeting.

LLEAD Lansing member Oscar Castañeda at anti-White Nationalist gathering

Posted: June 26, 2018

Lansing LLead member Oscar Castañeda speaks to a crowd gathered to protest White Nationalist Richard Spencer's visit to MSU, on March 5 , 2018.


For additional information on the pro-Nazi visit see:


NEA Big Read

Posted: June 26, 2018

Lansing LLead members receiving Luis Alberto Urrea's featured book "Into the Beautiful North" for the NEA funded Big Read Project lead by MSU Professor Sheila Contreras.  L-R Juana Gonzales, Jesse Gonzales, Guillermo Z. Lopez, Sheila Contreras, Oscar Castañeda, unknown.



LLEAD Lansing members receive NEA Big Read books

Lansing LLEAD at Henry Cisneros Reception

Posted: June 26, 2018

Lansing LLEAD members Maria Starr Van Core, Elva Reyes, Diana Rivera, Rudy Reyes, Diana Flores and Alberto Flores with Henry Cisneros at a reception, Kellogg Center, Michigan State University on October 1, 2017.  In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Henry Cisneros, the former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Development, lectured  on cities and the economy, smart growth and sustainability, and American Latinos and the nation’s future.

Lansing LLEAD members with former US Secretary of HUD, Henry Cisneros