LLEAD news and events: Be up to date on what's happening for Michigan Latinxs.
- Black History Month : February 1 - 28: LLEAD Michigan and its' chapters recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the African American community as part of the builders of this state and this country. We recognize and celebrate our Afro-Latinx community members and leaders who have moved our community forward with their contributions in the arts, social justice, education, labor and history.
- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: February 2, 1848. February 2, 2021 - 173rd anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between Mexico and the US. Mexico ceded the northwestern part of Mexico (present day AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, UT and WY; map) to the US in return for a payment of $15M, the settlement of claims of US citizens against Mexico and the right for Mexicans in the region to choose US or Mexican citizenship with protections, including the retention of language, culture and property ownership. Latinos and the Law
- As we commemorate the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is important to remember his connection to the Latino community. This 1968 telegram to United Farm Workers Union President Cesar E. Chavez, King acknowledges Chavez committment to justice through non-violence.
- Dr. King also spoke on Puerto Rico.