HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST LOUIS

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

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Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

PROMOTING THE EXCELLENCE OF THE HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH ARTS & EDUCATION!

HISPANIC ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR FOR APRIL 2014 

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PRESIDENT OF THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS RECEIVES 'ST. LOUIS 2014 WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT' AWARD ALONG WITH NINE MORE WOMEN IN ST. LOUIS DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE


Virginia Braxs (Cultural Enrichment)

Through Virginia Braxs’ leadership, St. Louis has become a more inclusive, richer community, embracing more cultures in its increasingly diverse society.

Originally from Argentina, Braxs moved to St. Louis in 1988 to pursue her own higher education. And she has gone on to help countless others achieve their academic dreams. Braxs is a former faculty member at University of Missouri-St. Louis and Webster University, and a current professor of Spanish, Latin American art history, and medical Spanish and social work at Washington University. But her work extends far beyond the university walls. Through one after-school program, she and her Washington University students travel to South County twice a week to assist dozens of Latino kids with college preparation.

And with her role as president of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, Braxs is promoting arts and education for the Latino culture even further. The group hosts cultural festivals, Hispanic concerts at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Latino art exhibits at The Sheldon Art Galleries to encourage inclusion and ethnic enrichment. In addition, the council’s higher education initiative, Universidad YA! (College NOW!), focuses on helping students and parents, who may not speak English, with college preparation, including a bilingual college fair each fall. “Education is the key to being able to contribute fully to society, so our goal is to empower Hispanic youth to be able to access higher education,” Braxs notes. “We are like the cultural bridge to empower the parents with the knowledge of the American education system, so they can help their kids.”

Braxs encourages the community to have an open mind to other cultures. “St. Louis has become a very diverse city very quickly, and knowledge is the best way to understand different ethnic groups, races, cultures and languages.” Attend a cultural festival or show, or contribute to a college scholarship fund for underserved Latino students, she says. “There’s always a will, if there is a way. If you elevate someone else, you are really elevating the whole community.” The WOA organization will award the '2014 St. Louis Women of Achievement' award in a luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on May 15th. Tickets are available online at www.woastl.org.

Read the article in the Ladue News visiting this site:  http://www.laduenews.com/society/charities-nonprofits/the-class-of-women-of-achievement/article_f9d7e412-548a-5e15-8c47-c0fc21198845.html



'CESAR CHAVEZ' THE MOVIE ON THEATERS ON APRIL 4 2014 NATIONWIDE!

Iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez was instrumental in drastically improving conditions for farmworkers without firing a shot. Yet in actor-turned-director Diego Luna's view, what made all this so extraordinary was Chavez's undeniable ordinariness.
"Everyone would say, 'Cesar could be in a room for three hours and you wouldn't notice. Then he would be like, "My name is Cesar Chavez, and I want to say this and that," and everyone would go, "Oh my God, that's Cesar Chavez!" ' It's the story of a common guy," says Luna. "He's just another (person). It could be you, it could be me. You don't have to be gifted. You don't have to have special powers."
The youthful-looking, 34-year-old Luna, known for his performances in "'Y Tu Mamá También," "Milk," and many other films, sees the new biopic "Cesar Chavez" as the story of "a man who promoted nonviolence, who talked about change being in our hands. That change is about getting involved, participating, being active, being loud and finding those who think like you do. Simple as that. It makes you stronger. It's not just an important message for our community today, but for everyone in the world."
The film relates the story of the late-'60s national grape boycott that Chavez masterminded, rather than trying to tell the man's entire life story in two hours. It focuses on details such as Chavez's struggle to hold the fragile coalition of farmworkers together, his low-key personality and his sometimes strained familial relationships.
The "Cesar Chavez" cast includes America Ferrera as his wife, Helen Chavez; Rosario Dawson as National Farmworkers Association (later United Farm Workers) co-founderDolores Huerta; co-producer John Malkovich as a composite character representing the growers; and Michael Peña ("Crash," "End of Watch") as Chavez.
'Cesar Chavez' (PG-13) opens March 28 at Bay Area theaters and on April 4 nationwide.  In St. Louis, it will be showing at Ronnie's 20 Wehrenberg cinema in South County. It will be there through next Thursday but if enough people go the first weekend they will keep it longer.


WATCH THE MOVIE TRAILER BELOW!


CASA DE SALUD PRESENTS 'COOKING MATTERS' SIX WEEK OF 2 HRS FREE CLASSES ON HEALTHY FOOD IN SPANISH, ON TUESDAYS AT 6:30PM.

Casa de Salud, located at 3200 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102, invites you to "Cooking Matters," a six week 2-hour program on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014 through May 13, 2014. (There is a break on April 29th.) This FREE program is in Spanish and childcare is provided. Call 314-662-1203 to register. See below photos of participants and delicious turkey tacos and mango salsa.


REFLECTIONS OF MY SOUL - ART & POETRY BY VIVIAN GUTIERREZ -  AN ART EXHIBIT  AT BELLAS ARTES 

Artist Vivian Gutierrez will present her new 3D art inspired by the poems of her new bilingual book REFLECTIONS.  "In the next morning we will explore the meaning of Sacred Geometry, Symbols and Art in the workshop “What lies beneath it all.”

REFLECTIONS OF MY SOUL - ARTIST STATEMENT AND INSPIRATION

"Some people say that our thoughts project our reality. I wonder what will happen if instead of projecting with our minds, we project through our soul. From this idea is where these paintings are born. I utilized the chosen materials to transcend limitations and create sensations of movement, depth and freedom".

"My intention in this series of works is to capture through a 3 dimensional perspective, dreamlike figures and colors; that represent in a visual form the quality of sensations that could be referred as the soul. In the same way the body reflects in the mirror, my soul reflects in these acrylic panels." The material used in this work is acrylic and ink on acrylic (Plexiglass.)  Vivian Gutierrez


The exhibit takes place at 854 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104. 314-441-2787 or email events@belas-artes.net



THE ASSOCIATION OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDENTS & LATINO GRADUATE STUDENT ALLIANCE AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PRESENTS A LATINO FILM FESTIVAL ON APRIL 17 & 18 AT BROWN LOUNGE (BROWN HALL 218)  FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


Machuca (2004)

April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
Brown Lounge (Brown 218)

Join the Association of Latin American Students and Latino Graduate Student Alliance for WashU's first Latin American Film Festival. The festival will focus on themes of childhood and dictatorship in Latin America. 

On Thursday, April 17th we will open up the film festival by showing the film, Machuca (2004). Set in Chile, 1973, this is an astonishingly intimate and painful coming-of-age story about a pair of 12-year-old boys from opposite extremes of society who form an unlikely friendship during the last days of President Allende and the first days of Pinochet. Watch the movie trailer in Spanish below.

Professor Ignacio Sanchez Prado will discuss the relevance of Latin American film following the movie.  


Clandestine Childhood (2012)
April 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Brown Lounge (Brown 218)

The film festival will conclude with a showing of Clandestine Childhood (2012). Set in Argentina, 1979, Clandestine Childhood tells the tale of a 12-year-old boy named Juan. After years of exile, Juan and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities. Juan's parents and his uncle Beto are members of the Montoneros Organization, which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. This is a story about militancy, undercover life, and love. Watch the movie Trailer below. Professor Acree, of the Latin American Studies Program, will facilitate a discussion proceeding the film.  



JAZZ ST. LOUIS PRESENTS LATIN JAZZ CONGA PLAYER PONCHO SANCHEZ AND HIS BAND, FROM APRIL 16th TO 19th, 2014 AT JAZZ AT THE BISTRO.


“As Elvis is to rock and James Brown is to soul, Poncho Sanchez is to salsa…particularly the congas.” Los Angeles Times


If music were about pictures, percussionist Poncho Sanchez’s music would best be described as a kaleidoscopic swirl of some of the hottest colors and brightest lights to emerge from either side of the border. At any given show, fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa, and other infectious grooves collide and churn in a fiery swirl, with results that are no less than dazzling. Sanchez grew up in a suburb of LA, where he was raised on an unusual cross section of sounds that included straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, and American soul. Whatever the genre, the mesmerizing array of sounds and colors from Sanchez’s youth have telegraphed across the decades and continue to inform his creative sensibilities to this day. His over 20-year relationship with Concord Records has yielded two dozen recordings, a Grammy Award, and several Grammy nominations. Shows are at 7:30pm & 9:30pm daily. Admissions: 38 Wed/Thu; $43 Fri/Sat; $20 students w/ID. For more information or tickets, call  314-289-4030. Jazz at the Bistro is located at 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103. Visit www.jazzstl.org.  Single tickets on sale as of August 13, 2013 at 10 a.m.


AQUETOPIA, ARTIST IN 

RESIDENCY PROGRAMS IN OAXACA, MEXICO, IS CALLING FOR CANDIDATES TO APPLY. APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 20, 2014


Arquetopia website: http://www.arquetopia.org

E-mail info@arquetopia.org for more information.

Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Arquetopia is an award-winning, Mexican official nonprofit foundation run entirely by artists.  It has since grown to include the premier artist residency program in Mexico with extensive collaborative networks in Puebla and Oaxaca. Our resident artists have come from dozens of countries on six continents.  We are proud that many of our artists have returned for residencies with us even two and three more times. Arquetopia’s Artist-in-Residence Programs offer important professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international contemporary artists, designers, curators, and art educators age 25 and over. Arquetopia is currently welcoming applications for the following artist residencies. Download the pdf program description clicking HERE!


Application deadline Sunday, April 20, 2014. See below:


Arquetopia is currently welcoming applications for the following artist residencies. Application deadline Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Day of the Dead Special Artist Residency - Puebla or Oaxaca

Create and participate in southern Mexico’s spectacular Day of the Dead celebrations in the extraordinary multicultural kaleidoscopes of Puebla or Oaxaca. Varied art techniques eligible. This residency is offered at 6 weeks (extendable), September 29 to November 10, 2014.

Art, Design, or Photography Production Residency - Puebla or Oaxaca

Terms of 3 to 24 weeks during 2014 in either of the magnificent colonial kaleidoscopes of Puebla or Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Autonomous program (no instruction is included; participants decide their own itinerary and work independently in our spaces).


Mexican Textiles Special Instructional Artist Residency - Oaxaca


With master instruction, learn to make traditional, elaborate Mexican Textiles in the multicultural kaleidoscope of Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week terms during 2014.








Natural Pigments Special Instructional Artist Residency - Oaxaca

With master instruction, learn to make and use a variety of Natural Pigments in the multicultural kaleidoscope of Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week terms during 2014.


THE 11TH GREATER ST. LOUIS JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS TRUMPETER ARTURO SANDOVAL IN CONCERT ON APRIL 25TH AT 8PM AT THE TOUHILL.


Arturo Sandoval is the Friday night headliner of the 2014 Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival.  The opening-act performance will be by the UMSL Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Widner.

The 11th annual festival, running April 24-26, has grown to be one of the most significant jazz festivals in the Midwest.The three-day festival encourages the musical education and growth of the participating students by interaction with these internationally acclaimed jazz artists. 

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, the Cuban-born trumpeter, pianist and composer is considered one of the most dynamic live performers of our time.
He has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards and at the Billboard Awards. He also has performed with John Williams with the Boston Pops,and in the Super bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle.

Sandoval has earned many accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country” starring Andy Garcia. His two latest Grammy Award-winning albums,Dear Diz (Everyday I think of You) and Tango Como Yo Te Siento are now available worldwide.

Sandoval’s versatility can be heard on recordings with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Bill Conti and Stan Getz to Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys amongst many others. Tickets are $40; $30 & $20. The Touhill Performing Arts Center is located at 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121. For more information or tickets, call  (866) 516-4949 or visit 

http://www.touhill.org/default.asp?touhill=51&objId=1271


THE ARGENTINE SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS PRESENTS THE FILM 'ELEFANTE BLANCO/ THE ELEFANT IN THE ROOM'' IN SPANISH WITH SUBTITLES, ON SUNDAY APRIL 27TH AT 4PM AT WEBSTER UNIVERSITY. 


The film 'The Elefant in the Room'  will be shown at the Auditorium Room 101 in the Sverdrup Building at the Webster University Campus on Sunday April 27th at 4pm. Donations are $5.00. For more information, visit www.argentinesociety.org.



SALSA PARTY TO BENEFIT THE ST. LOUIS LANGUAGE IMMERSION SCHOOL (SLLIS) WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 26 AT 7PM. 

Salsa Party for the benefit of St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS).  Herman Semidey and His Orchestra "Son Montuno" and DJ Wild Horse will provide the main entertainment for the evening.

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: Starting at 7 pm
Admission: $20 (in advance) or $25 (at the door) - Beer is included.
Location: 4011 Papin St, St. Louis, MO 63108 (Vandenvender and almost Manchester near The Grove)
Food: You can purchase Tortas, Tamales, Margaritas & other food items. Live music by 'Son Montuno' with Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia. Bachata, Guaguanco, Cha-Cha, and other rhythms. For more information, call the school at  314-533-0597 or 314-533-6597. Also, contact information on the flyer.


ADELANTE 2014 AWARDS BY THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL BE PRESENTED ON APRIL 25 2014 AT THE DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON HOTEL. 


The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Adelante Awards, recognizing the achievements of individuals, entrepreneurs and corporations in the metro St. Louis Area. In keeping with the Chamber's mission, the awards focus on Hispanic businesses and professionals as well as on non-Hispanic companies and individuals that have made a significant contribution to the community at large.

The Adelante Awards will be held on Friday, April 25th at the Double Tree by Hilton.  For additional information including sponsorship opportunities , ticket purchases, and award nomination details please visit  http://www.hccstl.com/events/2014AdelanteAwards.aspx!



ANYTOWN YOUTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE THIS SUMMER FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, FROM JULY 13-20 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI ST. LOUIS, SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE, DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 21st!

The National Conference for Community & Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis offers Anytown Youth Leadership Institute which will take place this summer, July 13-20th, and deadline to apply is April 21st. While there is a fee associated with the program, Anytown has scholarships available and work very hard to make sure that cost alone is never the reason a student doesn't attend the program. 

High school students will have the opportunity to develop effective skills to become leaders of inclusion, creating schools, youth programs and communities that are welcoming to all of us, not just some of us. Anytown is a intense week residence at the University of MO, St. Louis, giving students the chance to experience university life and the tools to change the world. Anytown is open to young people currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade or who are 15-18 years of age. Anytown
accepts current seniors on a limited basis.

Download the Anytown application clicking HERE and read the brochure to learn more about the program. For more information on scholarships, contact Emily Jones at <emily@nccjstl.org>, or visit the Anytown website, www.nccjstl.org/anytown.


SCHOLARSHIPS 

SEARCH FOR SCHOLARSHIP MONEY AT THE UNIVERSIDAD YA! SCHOLARSHIP CALENDAR WITH DOZENS OF NEW SCHOLARSHIPS JUST UPDATED FOR  THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014 DEADLINE! GET MONEY FOR COLLEGE EVERY MONTH FOR DACA AND AMERICAN  HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS


Go to www.hispanicartscouncilstl.org and click on Universidad YA! on the upper menu and then on 'Scholarship Calendar' months of March and April to see all the available scholarships. Take advantage of this month by month scholarship calendar, constantly being updated. Get money for college! 


THE ASOCIACION VENEZOLANA DE MISSOURI (AVMO)  IS OFFERING THE 2014 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO LATINO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OR COLLEGE STUDENTS, DACA OR U.S. CITIZENS. APPLY TODAY!


The scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit, outstanding academic performance and financial need. Students of Hispanic/Latino ancestry (up to two generations) or natives of Latin America and residents of Missouri, enrolled or planning to enroll in a university or college are eligible to apply. Winning applicants must be present at the Scholarship Award Event at a date and place to be announced. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION CLICKING HERE! For more information, email at  avmostl@gmail.com.  Mail applications to the following address:  Venezuelan Association in Missouri, PO Box 50221, St. Louis, MO 63105.



GONZALES COMPANIES CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE FIELD OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY. DEADLINE MAY 30TH, 2014!


In cooperation with the HCC STL Foundation Announce their 2014 scholarships!

Gonzalez Companies charitable foundation in cooperation with the HCC STL Foundation are providing three scholarships for the 2014-2015 School Year. Qualified applicants should e-mail their applications to Executive Director Karlos Ramirez at kramirez@hccstl.com

Scholarship Deadline is May 30, 2014.

To apply, please fill out the general scholarship application form and specify which scholarship you are applying for.

Scholarship Application Form

Three scholarships will be awarded.

1. Incoming Freshman or College Sophmore. This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who will be attending college in the fall or a current underclassmen college student. For scholarship details please review the scholarship. Undergraduate Student. 

2. Current undergraduate Hispanic Student. This scholarship will be awarded to a current  Hispanic college student.  For scholarship details please review the scholarship JR-SR Hispanic Student.

3. Current undergraduate Minority Student. This scholarship will be awarded to a current  Minority  college student.  For scholarship details please review the scholarship JR-SR Minority Student

 * For scholarship details and frequently asked questions please click here.


HISPANIC ECS FUND SCHOLARSHIP  PROGRAMS: Call for Applications! 


Deadline May 31st. 2014

The Hispanic Educational, Cultural and Scholarship Fund offers scholarships of $1,000. These scholarships are recognition of a student’s overall achievements, and are available to Hispanic/Latino students that are permanent legal residents in the Greater St. Louis area (includes Missouri and Illinois) enrolled in post-secondary course work or trade school in the fall 2014. For the purpose of this scholarship and to qualify, at least one of the applicant’s grandparents must be or have been Hispanic/Latino.


 * HISPANIC EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL & SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Applications must be received by May 31, 2014.

* GUILLERMO RODRIGUEZ SANTOS & ANA MARIA BARCELO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 This scholarship was established in 2007 in honor of Guillermo A. Rodríguez’s parents who passed away in the 2006-07 time frame. Rodríguez was the founding president of the Hispanic ECS Fund, and continues to fund the scholarship in the name of his parents. Applications must be received by May 31, 2014.

* GRUPO ATLANTICO SCHOLARSHIP

 This scholarship is to be awarded to a female student heading for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Applications received by May 31, 2014.


DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS VISITING  WWW.HISPANICECSFUND.ORG!

In order to enter the selection process, applicants must submit the requested materials to be received by the appropriate deadlines to the following address: 

HISPANIC ECS FUND

PO BOX 411872

St. Louis, MO 63141

Make sure that you use enough postage, as Hispanic ECS Fund will not pay for any postage due. Only complete submissions will be considered. For more information, call Mr. Guillermo A. Rodriguez at 314-246-7881 or email at <rodriggu@webster.edu>.


Thirteenth Annual Conference
Cambio de Colores / Change of Colors
Latinos in the Heartland: 

Growing Together in New Destination Areas


University of Missouri - Columbia
Reynolds Alumni Center

June 25-27, 2014
http://www.cambiodecolores.org/


June 25-27, 2014: Thirteenth Cambio de Colores – Latinos in the Heartland conference: 

Growing Together in New Destination Areas  Information about registration, hotels, and other details are posted in the website.


About the Cambio de Colores 2014 conference

Since 2002, the annual Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) Conference has brought together researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, and community members to discuss the issues that Missouri, the Heartland, and other states face as a result of dramatic demographic changes. The U.S. Census clearly shows that large numbers of immigrants have been settling in rural and urban areas of many Heartland states.

This year’s theme, “Growing Together in New Destination Areas,” is meant to encourage the discussion of research and best practices that can be used by communities to assist integration efforts in areas with a recent intake of immigrants. While native and foreign-born Latinos may constitute the majority of new arrivals, the conference organizers emphasize that immigrants from other areas of the world are also settling in these regions. The integration of these very diverse groups is being studied by academics and pursued by stakeholders, as the newcomers seek to become part and parcel of the social, economic, and cultural fabric of their new communities.

Cambio de Colores serves as a unique venue to share, learn, discuss, and identify critical areas where the development of information and promising practices will facilitate the successful transition of newcomers into communities large and small. The conference organizers seek presentations, posters, and panels on the conference themes described in the full call for abstracts, as well as workshops targeted to community members, leaders, and officials with the tools necessary to address these changes in ways that are sustainable and beneficial to all.

Led by the University of Missouri, Cambio de Colores is a collaborative effort that includes University of Missouri Extension, the campuses of the Missouri system, and other educational institutions in the Midwest and the Southern regions, as well as government and private organizations. Since 2009, the conference has benefited from the cooperation of the interstate initiative on “Latinos and Immigrants in Midwestern Communities,” North Central Education and Research Activity 216 (NCERA 216). 

The conference convenes academic researchers and extension specialists, public and private service providers, grassroots organizations, education and healthcare providers, state and local government institutions, policymakers, corporations, and newcomers themselves. The conference program focuses and builds on the sharing of university, government, and community resources, linking academic studies to the more applied perspective and best practices of people and institutions working at the heart of the changing communities. This synergy is the signature characteristic of this annual conference, which engages a wide array of stakeholders in economic and social development.

Please distribute this message among your professional and organizational circles.

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Questions about submissions can be sent to: decolores@missouri.edu


Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) - Latinos in the Heartland
2014 Conference
Columbia, Missouri
June 25-27, 2014

www.cambiodecolores.org
www.LatinosInTheHeartland.com

E-mail: decolores@missouri.edu





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Anheuser-Busch Co. and Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc. are our main sponsors at the 'Benefactores' level.


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The Sheldon Concert Hall has been our partner since 1998!


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LITTLE FACUNDO'S FUND  CAMPAIGN, CONDUCTED IN DECEMBER 2013 BY THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS, DONATED FUNDS TO FACUNDO AGUIAR, A URUGUAYAN 9 YEAR OLD FIGHTING LEUKEMIA AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL! 


On Thursday March 20th, 2014, HAC President, Virginia Braxs, donated $4,000.00 collected through generous donations in the December 2013 Little Facundo's Fund campaign. The funds will help with out of pocket expenses Facundo's family is facing after their health insurance covers the main cost for his treatment. Facundo's parents, Gonzalo (a recent Ph.D. Wash Univ graduate) and Alejandra (Ph.D. candidate at Wash Univ) both from Uruguay, are deeply thankful to the St. Louis community who donated funds to help ease little Facundo's treatment expenses. We are thrilled to report, as the picture shows, that Facundo is going through the last round of chemo and will be done with his Leukemia treatment at Children's Hospital at the beginning of April 2014. And his prognosis is excellent!  We wish the best to Facundo, a very brave 9 year old, and his parents!


If you would like to help Facundo, visit his website at www.facundoaguiar.org to send him a message and to contribute. Thank you for your generosity! 


THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF LATINA COLLEGE WOMEN 'LAMBDA THETA NU SORORITY, INC.' HAS AWARDED THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL THE 'TIJERAS GRANT' TO SUPPORT THE Universidad YA! PROJECTS ON LATINO HIGHER EDUCATION.

On Saturday March 8th, 2014, the national organization of Latina women 'Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. awarded the Tijeras Grant to the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, to support the Universidad YA!/College NOW! Latino higher education projects. The Tijeras (scissors) Grant's mission is 'cutting through to enhance educational opportunities for Latinos' which fits perfectly with Universidad YA! higher education project to provide college access to undeserved Latino youth regardless their immigration status. The $14,000.00 Tijeras Grant will benefit HAC Hispanic College Fairs, will allow the creation of the 'HAC - Lambda Theta Nu Scholarship' for Latino college students & assist the Universidad YA! workshops, presentations and publication of bilingual booklets on the road to college access in the U.S. The Hispanic Arts Concil of St. Louis is honored, grateful and proud to have the support and partnership of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. 


In the pictures, below, Lambda Theta Nu National Chair, Anaka Rivera, is presenting the Tijeras Grant big check to Ms. Virginia Braxs, President of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis.
 See the picture gallery of the event, CLICK HERE!


UNIVERSIDAD YA! OFFERED THE ROAD MAP TO COLLEGE WORKSHOP FOR 45 9-12 GRADE HIGH SCHOOL LATINO STUDENTS ON MARCH 6TH 2014 AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS. THANKS PATTONVILLE STUDENTS & STAFF FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!







Picture: Mr. Ray Suarez & Virginia Braxs, President of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis. 


PBS Senior Correspondent  RAY SUAREZ Published LATINO AMERICANS, A Must Read  Book To  Learn  How Latino Americans  Legacy  Helped  To  Shaped  This Nation! 


ON SEPTEMBER 2013 THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL WAS INVITED BY THE NINE NETWORK TO ATTEND A DINNER, ALONG WITH OTHER ST. LOUIS LEADERS,  TO HONOR LATINO PBS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT AND AUTHOR MR. RAY SUAREZ ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF HIS LATEST BOOK 'LATINO AMERICANS: THE 500-YEAR LEGACY THAT SHAPED A NATION'  2013. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND MR. SUAREZ' BOOK ON WHICH PBS BASED HIS SERIES 'LATINO AMERICANS' WHICH AIRED THIS FALL ON THE NINE NETWORK.






ST. LOUIS HISPANIC RESOURCES

(click here)

 A LIST OF ST. LOUIS RESOURCES FOR THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY.



Films, Documentaries, Academic Articles, TV & Radio Programs on Latin America &  Hispanics in the U.S.

Read serious academic articles on Hispanics in the U.S., listen to NPR & BBC programs, watch online videos, explore a list of films & documentaries, watch interviews of Hispanic leaders in the U.S. from PBS, HBO, CNN and other serious sources,  & learn more on diversity in America. Explore our new sections under the 'MORE' top menu of our homepage! Click HERE  for Films & Documentaries; Click HERE for TV & Radio Programs & Click HERE to read more about Academic Articles on Latinos in the U.S. Enjoy!


RECURRENT EVENTS




THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS:


SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Every Tuesday, a bilingual SMALL BUSINESS MENTOR is available by appointment at 314-664-4432 to answer questions about your small business issues or to assist with business start-up. Mentors are provided by SCORE and sponsored by the US Small Business Administration. For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis at 3611 South Grand Blvd. Suite 105 St. Louis, MO 63118. Phone: 314-664-4432. Se Habla Español.  

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

Join the HCC Tuesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Business to Business Roundtable, where business owners and entrepreneurs can come and make connections and find new outlets for their services. The roundtable is looking for people who are in the construction, real estate, and IT industry.  For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis at 3611 South Grand Blvd. Suite 105 St. Louis, MO 63118. Phone: 314-664-4432 . Se Habla Español. 

'PLAZA COMUNITARIA ARTE ROJO' OFFERS OFFICIAL ONLINE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN SPANISH FROM THE MEXICAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION TO MEXICAN CITIZENS WHO WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE OR FINISH THEIR EDUCATION AT THE PRIMARY, SECONDARY, COLLEGE & GRADUATE MASTER LEVELS. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES, OFFICIAL DEGREES FROM THE MEXICAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION! REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

'Plaza Comunitaria Arte Rojo' offers official online educational programs in Spanish from the Mexican Ministry of Education to Mexican citizens who would like to continue or finish their education at the primary, secondary, college or graduate levels (Maestria). The program is for people 15 years or older. Flexible classes schedule in the morning or afternoon, day care offered as well during the class time. The curriculum follows the Mexican education system, and offers official degrees. There as well other classes offered by Plaza Comunitaria Arte Rojo, like ESL, computer and arts & craft classes. New groups can be open according to the number of people who register. Open all year long! For more information, please, contact Mrs. Leticia Seitz, Plaza Comunitaria Arte Rojo at 314-874-6833 or through email at Arterojostl@gmail.com. Download flier in Spanish here!