The LCSV May Luncheon: Motherhood, Leadership & Advocacy, is dedicated to Latinas just like yourself: strong, dedicated, working mothers and role models. Please join us to celebrate our community's exemplary Latina mothers who advocate for the well-being of their community. Our luncheon will honor these fearless leaders--mothers who are committed to their work, the success of their families and their larger communities.
Join Assemblymember Nora Campos and Evergreen Valley College
FILM SCREENING &
Thursday, May 10TH
Location: Montgomery Hall
• Evergreen Valley College •
4750 San Felipe Road
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The dynamic and talented LCSV ELLA Class of 2012 has now completed their first Civic Engagement session and are ready to begin their research on issues impacting Latinas in Silicon Valley. These dedicated activists began their sisterhood journey in March with a three day Retreat in the Santa Cruz hills, and in April, engaged in advocay efforts in Sacramento during HOPE's Latina Action Day conference. For the first time ever, the ELLA class participated in programming with HOPE's Leadership Institute (HLI Class of 2012) and the Youth Leadership Through Literacy Program (YLTLP Class of 2012) to further educate their fellow legislators in regards to various bills benefitting the Latino/a community. LCSV is very thankful to HOPE for this collaboration.
Stay tuned for more newsletter updates on the ELLA Class of 2012!
2nd Annual Sisterhood Brunch
a celebration of sisterhood and Latina solidarity
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
San José, CA 95120
Donations will be solicited during the event.
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Each member that joins our Facebook group will be entered to wi two tickets to the musical the "In the Heights" at the Center for Performing Arts San José, courtesy of Broadway San José.
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On April 3, 2012 Laura Barreras was appointed to the Santa Clara County Mental Health Board by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. She was recommended by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor Dave Cortese. ¡Felicidades Laura!
Community Dialogue with Javier Sicilia
Please join us for an in-depth dialogue with local community organizations & peace activist/poet Javier Sicilia addressing the impact of Mexico's peace movement on local neighborhoods across the United States. Co-presented with Catholic Charities, Global Exchange, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley, Sicilia will lead a conversation with San Jose community groups on the current political situation in Mexico, and its impact on American communities, such as neighborhoods within downtown and East San Jose. Translation from English to Spanish will be offered.
Mr. Sicilia has emerged as a leading international social justice advocate for peace following the brutal murder of his son by drug traffickers in March 2011. He was also featured as one of Time Magazine's Persons of the Year.
This event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP.
Monday, May 7 2012, 5:00pm
Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave. San Jose (MAP)
Admission: Free, but please RSVP to
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A Year of Opportunities for Latinas
Presented by: Former State Senator Polly Beca and Former State House Representative Delia Garcia
Date: May 09, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm
Link to Register: A Year of Opportunities for Latinas
The 2012 Project and NHLI will explain why it is essential for women to throw their hats in the ring in 2012. This webinar will highlight the experiences and insights of former Colorado State Senator Polly Baca and former Kansas State House Representative Delia Garcia – who will share what it takes to be a candidate, the difference women make in government, and why it is important for more Latinas to run.
Latina Financial Success!
There is still time! Come and learn how you can plan for financial success to build your wealth! Please join HOPE and Wells Fargo for a interactive and informational session on Latina financial literacy. This workshop is completely FREE, but space is limited! Register Today!
WHEN: Friday, May 11, 2012
WHERE: The Center at the Cathedral Plaza, 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Breakfast is providied)
For more information, contact Hestia Rojas, Programs & Administrative Coordinator, at email@example.com or 213-223-5429.
If you cannot join us in Los Angeles, please join us in another financial literacy workshop near you:
San Jose June 5, 2012
Bay Area July 24, 2012
Fresno September 14, 2012
San Bernardino October 19, 2012
San Diego October 26, 2012
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Education and Youth Aspirations for the Future in Silicon Valley
With Elsa Davidson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
What factors influence the hopes and aspirations of Silicon Valley high school students and how do those hopes differ based on class and race? Davidson is the author of The Burdens of Aspiration: Youth, Schooling, and Inequality in Silicon Valley, that explored the world of two Silicon Valley high schools, one very affluent and mostly white and Asian, the other mostly working class and Latino.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
1:30 - 3:30
Hinson Campus Center, Conference Rooms A & B
Visiting Speakers Series, De Anza College • 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA
For more information contact Tom Izu, (408) 864-8986, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 19, 2012
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
The third annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit is presented by Es Tiempo, LLC., Hispanic-Net and Gracefully Global. SVLLS will bring together 250 leaders in business, government, education, and diverse industries throughout the United States, plus selected MBA students, for a one-day conference at the Stanford Faculty Club at Stanford University.
Join us this Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th-May 28th for a 4-day gathering. Welcoming women inspired to open their hearts, their voices, their hummingbird wings for our mother, Earth…
YOU’RE JUST IN TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
In 2006 a group of women from the Ohlone Nation came together and concurred that traditional protocols be enacted to support the revitalization of our mother, Earth. The women invited sisters from other nations to gather for 4 years for the express purpose of applying collective wisdom to issues of environmental, social and economic equity. We are in now in our FOURTH gathering year. Over the last 3 years, over 400 women from states across our Nation have found themselves at the gathering for at least one experience. This year’s gathering is the last gathering of this cycle of 4, you do not want to miss it! The location for this gathering will be near Pigeon Point Lighthouse, off of coastal Highway 1 in California. (More details to come if you decide to register to attend.) In conjunction with the gathering, for those who are called to carry their own music, a 2-day drum making session will take place Weds-Thurs, prior to the big gathering. (The cost for this activity is $60.) Do you hear the Hummingbird call?? Join us with your music, prayers, dance and teachings…
THE 1,000 HUMMINGBIRD COUNCIL
No cost to attend, but please register for more event details http://www.1000hummingbirds.concarino.org/?page_id=560