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LEADERSHIP IN THE NEWS : Raymond Bobby Deleon, President, Mexican American Council, Saginaw

December 1, 2020

The Mexican American Council (MAC) of Saginaw was recently honored with the 2020 Untener Cup award. Deacon Librado Gayton, Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry from the Diocese of Saginaw, presented MAC President Raymond Bobby Deleon the award. It is presented annually in memory of Bishop Kenneth Edward Untener to recognize an organization that "promotes and exemplifies the work of social justice" in the Saginaw community.

Dan Salas, video journalist, McCourtie Park

LLEAD MEMBER DAN SALAS PRODUCES LATINO ARTS IN MICHIGAN VIDEO

November 17, 2020

Two-time Emmy winner photojournalist Dan Salas and photographer Ellis White, recently highlighted the work of Mexican American sculptors Ralph Corona and George Cardoso. Salas, owner-operator of Positively Michigan, produced a video featuring 17 concrete bridges created in the Trabajo Rustico style by Corona and Cardoso in 1930-1933. Trabajo Rustico is the process of sculpting concrete to resemble wood also known as faux bois. Corona and Cardoso were apprentices of San Antonio Trabajo Rustico master Dionicio Rodriguez.

Dia de Muertos 2020: Recuerdame

LLEAD 2020 DIA DE MUERTOS OFRENDA : MUSICIANS, RADIO HOSTS AND DANCE

November 17, 2020

LLEAD Michigan partnered with Casa de Rosado Gallery in Lansing to provide a virtual space for the 2020 Dia de Muertos Ofrenda. Eight ofrendas were selected to celebrate family and local organizations. The LLEAD Ofrenda titled Recuerdame, commemorated radio hosts, band members, band leaders, record producers and dance who over a 90-year stretch (1930s-2020) provided news, entertainment and public service to the Latino community in Michigan.

Esther Fifelski Holland Human Relations Award

LEADERSHIP IN THE NEWS : Esther Fifelski, Director, Holland Human Relations

October 29, 2020

Esther Fifelski, City of Holland Human Relations Director received The Ottawa County Diversity along with the Cultural Intelligence Committee Excellence in Equity Award on Monday, October 12, 2020. Fifelski is the 2nd recipient of the award first established in 2019. The award was announced at the fifth annual Ottawa County Diversity Forum virtual event. The Award recognizes individuals who affect the public sector field in Ottawa County and focus on the importance of equity through their practices, programs, policies, and decision making.

EDUCATION: MICHIGAN WIFI HOTSPOTS

August 6, 2020

State of Michigan Launches Online Map of Free Wi-Fi Hotspots to Help Residents Lacking Access to Broadband Internet

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 LLEAD DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 2019

LLEAD 2019 DIA DE MUERTOS OFRENDA : REMEMBERING OUR LEADERS

November 17, 2020

The leaders on this ofrenda, and others before them served our Michigan Latino community since the 1920s. They fought and marched for justice, dignity, freedom and equality for their families and neighbors, many times in an unwelcoming northern landscape. At times, they singularly lead advocacy, civic and cultural engagement efforts bringing awareness to Latino community concerns. Seeking justice in at times, a violent world, was and continues to be a dangerous occupation. They paved the road for future generations to move their efforts forward.

COVID

November 17, 2020

 

LLEAD MICHIGAN AND LOCAL CHAPTERS ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO BE FAMILIAR WITH RECENT COVID-19 EMERGENCY ORDER MCL 333,2253

LLEAD 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

October 14, 2020

Wednesday October 7
Registration CLOSED
Keynote Speaker: Julian Castro

Discrimination or Protection: Migrant farm workers push back on state's COVID-19 testing mandate

September 10, 2020

‘Why only us?': Migrant farm workers push back on state's COVID-19 testing mandate

The State of Michigan mandated COVID-19 testing due to several outbreaks on farms throughout Michigan. Between May 1 and early July, 2020 there were 102 cases linked to two farms in the Oceana County, according to Bridge Magazine,

Ottawa County: Video shows racist tirade against migrant worker

September 10, 2020

Travis Schoenborn, an employee of the EDS Schoenborn Orchard in Ottawa County has been charged with assault after a tirade against a migrant worker. The incident which was caught on tape by a co-worker, occurred July 2020 at the EDS Schoenborn Orchard in Ottawa County’s Tallmadge Township. Police reports allege that Schoenborn spit on a migrant worker after calling him racist slurs and humiliating him in front of his coworkers. (per WOOD8)