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UT Leader Helping to Mold Young Latinos

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Oct. 24, 2014: 33-year old José Rosales is the kind of guy others count on to help them realize their dreams—and he’s about to get a chance to his own dream to directly help his peers. 


FLOC continues to pressure R.J. Reynolds

By Federico Martínez, Special to La Prensa

Oct. 10, 2014: Baldemar Velásquez, president of Toledo, Ohio-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), on Saturday announced FLOC is stepping up efforts to pressure tobacco companies to address the problem of thousands of young children, some as young as 7-years-old, working in tobacco fields.


HOW TO END CHILD LABOR IN US TOBACCO FIELDS

by Baldemar Velásquez, President,
Farm Labor Organizing Committee,
AFL-CIO (FLOC)

Human Rights Watch released a report documenting child labor in US tobacco fields throughout North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, where 90% of the country’s tobacco is grown. The report documents serious health problems among the children working in the fields, some as young as 7 years old, along with dangerous working conditions, long hours and low pay. This report comes as no surprise. The issue of child labor in agriculture will not go away as long as farmworkers remain part of a shadow work force.  


Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

RICHMOND, Va., May 14, 2014 (AP): An international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms.


BGSU to host Latino issues conference, book reading

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Hispanic Heritage Month officially may be over for another year, but Bowling Green State University will still get in the act when it host its 21st annual Latino Issues Conference on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.


Oct. 20, 2014: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined workers, local leaders, and community members at United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 12 to launch a community effort to keep the Jeep Wrangler made in Toledo. U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9), Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, Lucas County Commissioner Carol Contrada, Anita López, J. Bernie Quilter, and Bruce Baumhower and Ken Lortz from UAW also attended the event.

“The Chrysler Assembly Plant is critical to Toledo and the state’s economy. Along with local leaders and workers, I am strongly committed to supporting the facility,” Senator Brown said. “Toledo auto workers have the knowledge, skills, and work ethic needed to continue this success and ensure Jeep stays right here in Toledo. And I’m proud to stand with them today and every day.”




 



Cleveland doctor turns Latina artist in spare time

By Kevin Milliken,
 La Prensa Correspondent

Dr. María Pujana has many sides to her—mother and grandmother, physician and philanthropist, artist and entrepreneur. But somehow she strikes a balance among all those roles to set an example of success.


Primera hispana en ser honrada en el Salón de la Fama de las Mujeres de Michigan 2014: Marylou Olivarez
Por: Isabel Flores, Corresponsal La Prensa

Lansing: Marylou Olivarez es la primera hispana que recibirá en vida el honor de pertenecer al Salón de la Fama de las Mujeres de Michigan. Convirtiéndose así en la segunda hispana en obtener este reconocimiento, la primera recibió dicha distinción de manera póstuma. Este evento se llevará a cabo el próximo jueves 30 de octubre en el Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center en East Lansing, donde diez mujeres más y un hombre, serán honrados en el Salón de la Fama de las Mujeres de Michigan en una Cena de Premios.


Federal funds to help Lake Erie water quality

By Kevin Milliken,
La Prensa Correspondent

Two Ohio congressional representatives announced $7.4 million more in federal funds that will help to determine the cause of algal blooms on Lake Erie responsible for a water emergency this summer for Toledo-area water customers.


Wood County Health District working with partners on preparedness efforts for Ebola

Bowling Green, OH - Wood County Health District is monitoring the situation and is in close contact with Ohio Department of Health and reviewing information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) daily.  As the situation evolves, the CDC guidance may change. We will continue to work to keep everyone informed.


Grant informational meetings to be held in three Northwest Ohio locations

Catholic Charities staff will conduct informational meetings in Norwalk, Toledo, and Mansfield OH for non-profit organizations interested in applying for local Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grants.





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Meet some of your co-hosts on Friday, October 31, 2014,
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Detroit Institute of Arts celebrates opening of ofrenda exhibit with exciting activities Friday, Oct. 24

Colombian soprano Catalina Cuervo to perform songs from Michigan Opera Theatre’s upcoming Frida

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will host a series of activities celebrating the opening of the museum’s ofrenda exhibit on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Festivities begin at 8:00 p.m. with remarks by Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castaneda-López, followed by a performance by Colombian soprano Catalina Cuervo of songs from the Michigan Opera Theatre’s (MOT) Frida, opening next March in conjunction with the DIA’s blockbuster exhibition Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit


Vampire Bat exhibit opened Oct. 18

On Oct. 18, 2014, the Toledo Zoo opened a new vampire bat exhibit at its award-winning children’s zoo, Nature’s Neighborhood


Toledo Zoo offers free Climate Change Symposium on Oct. 29

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the Toledo Zoo is offering a free climate change symposium in the Indoor Theatre of its historic Museum of Science.



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