HACU honors those making significant contributions to Hispanic higher education

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in General

HACU honors those making significant contributions to Hispanic higher education

GritoBlast! — The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. HACU will present its President’s Awards of Excellence during the organization’s 28th Annual Conference, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Investing in America’s Future,” Oct. 4-6, 2014, at the Sheraton...

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Radio Bilingüe National Latino Public Radio Network airs community education forum with “Los MacArturos”

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in General

Radio Bilingüe National Latino Public Radio Network airs community education forum with “Los MacArturos”

GritoBlast! — “What Can Be Done NOW to turn around the crisis preventing Latino educational success?” – will be probed in a live Radio Bilingüe-produced bilingual community forum from Boyle Heights, Los Angeles featuring renowned Latino education scholar Patricia Gándara on Wednesday September 17, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm PDT. The public is encouraged to attend and comment during the event at Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA. The forum...

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A day-long seminar focuses on accelerating Latino tech start-ups

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Conference, General

A day-long seminar focuses on accelerating Latino tech start-ups

GritoBlast! — Accelerating Latino tech start-ups is the focus of a day-long seminar on September 16 (Tuesday) sponsored by Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM). Latino 2.0 features a full day of speakers, a pitch contest and breakout sessions for networking and finding project collaborators. Though the event takes place in New York City, live streaming of the event is available courtesy of GOOGLE. A few of the speakers slated to present are: Commissioner...

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Calling on Latinas to write on Violence Against Women

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Announcements, General

Calling on Latinas to write on Violence Against Women

GritoBlast! — The Latino Research Center of the University of Nevada at Reno (UNR) is calling for submissions for BASTA! Basta! is a project that began in Santiago, Chile by Ediciones Asterión a few years ago. A group of women writers wanted to use the power of words to try and stop violence against their gender in Chile, or at the very least, bring more awareness to it. Over time, the project has grown to other countries and continents and now, it has come to the U.S. The...

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San Francisco Immigrant Film Fest 2014

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Film, General

San Francisco Immigrant Film Fest 2014

GritoBlast! The longest-running film festival on issues surrounding immigration, the San Francisco Immigrant Film Festival, SFImFF, announced its official selection with 24 great movies and videos from all over the world. The non-competitive festival accepts submissions from movie-makers who have a particular focus on showing the human face of immigration, including migrant worker’s rights and the experiences of asylum-seekers and refugees. Each years SFImFF brings the...

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