Wanted: Mexican-American women ages 21-50 for online pap smear research study

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in General, Study Recruits

Wanted: Mexican-American women ages 21-50 for online pap smear research study

GritoBlast! According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control, Hispanic women have the highest rates of being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Yet, there’s a difference between a diagnosis and a deadly outcome. Women who go in for their annual pap smears are the lucky ones in catching this fatal disease early — if they get their pap smears. So, why wouldn’t Latinas get their pap smears? It’s a question that Latina Nurse Practitioner Dulce...

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation to host its first Latino Coder Summit!

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in General, Seminar

Hispanic Heritage Foundation to host its first Latino Coder Summit!

GritoBlast! A one of a kind experience is opened to Latin@ coders, programmers, hackers, developers, and/ or computer scientists. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation wants to debunk the technology industry’s greatest myths, and help mobilize coders from across the nation, both students and professionals alike, to celebrate Latino culture, innovation, and passion for computer programming with a one-day summit at Stanford University. The summit is an event filled with...

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DEFINE AMERICAN LAUNCHES PLEDGE CAMPAIGN URGING MEDIA TO STOP USING TERM “ILLEGAL”

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in General, Human Rights

DEFINE AMERICAN LAUNCHES PLEDGE CAMPAIGN URGING MEDIA TO STOP USING TERM “ILLEGAL”

GritoBlast! — Today, Define American launched a campaign asking members of the media to stop using the word “illegal” to refer to people. In April 2013, the Associated Press announced they would remove the term “illegal immigrant” from the AP stylebook, a change that Define American and a handful of organizations had been campaigning for. Other publications, outlets, and reporters, including student journalists and college newspapers, have since followed suit (listed...

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National Park Service offering paid internships via two Latino-serving institutions

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in General, Internships

National Park Service offering paid internships via two Latino-serving institutions

GritoBlast! The National Park Service is partnering with two Latino-serving organizations, Hispanic Access Foundation and Environment for the Americas, to provide graduate and undergraduate students with internships at national parks around the country. The internship program is designed to engage the next generation of conservation stewards and will raise awareness of national parks and historic sites, their accessibility, and the need for the Latino community’s...

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Cyber visitors get to enjoy ancient ceramic exhibit of Central American artifacts via digital catalog

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Art, General

Cyber visitors get to enjoy ancient ceramic exhibit of Central American artifacts via digital catalog

GritoBlast! The National Museum of the American Indian in New York, in association with the Smithsonian Latino Center, announces the opening of its latest exhibition, “Cerámica de Los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed.” With pieces dating back as far as 1,000 B.C., the ancient ceramic objects chosen for this exhibition are of superior cultural and academic interest, exploring and celebrating seven distinct regions of Central America and the first peoples who...

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