Latinos44 LA friends!
Please join your fellow Latinos44 LA Alumni for our next LA get-together on Saturday, May 5th; 5-8pm. Significant others welcome. Planning on serving tacos at the clubhouse in Playa Vista (West LA). You bring the tequila.
There was a great turnout for our brunch last year, and hope we can surpass it this time. You should have received an email so you can see who is invited. If anyone was inadvertently missed or plans to be in town please feel free to forward to them. The more the merrier.
RSVP to Daniel Suvor: firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.
There will also be marches across the country if you are not in DC. www.marchforourlives.com
The UnidosUS Capital Awards gala honors the activists, public figures, and politicians who are champions for the Latino community. It’s a night to acknowledge those who are at the forefront of national issues that affect Hispanics, and those who empower Latinos to define and achieve their own American Dream.
This year, Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen—the first Latina Congresswoman—and Luis Gutiérrez will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards for more than 50 years of combined service in Congress. World Central Kitchen, led by chef José Andrés, will receive the Public Service Award for their outstanding work addressing world hunger and poverty, especially in helping victims of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico.
Past awardees include Republican strategist and political commentator Ana Navarro, Representative Nydia Velazquez, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Ted Kennedy, and Senator John McCain.
Hosted in the National Building Museum’s stunning Great Hall, the UnidosUS Capital Awards is the premier DC event that recognizes Latino excellence and allies to our community.
Latinos44 Puerto Rico Recovery Group and Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan are leading a Volunteer Service Trip to Cataño, Puerto Rico from March 21-24. We wanted to share the news in case others from the 44 Family are able or interested in joining. This is a volunteer effort, so folks would need to take care of flight and travel.
Arrive on March 21. There will likely be a team dinner/opportunity to meet up.
Service all day March 22 and 23 and depart on March 24 (or Arne's leaving that day, you are welcome to stay longer!).
Partner nonprofit: We are working with ConPRmetidos and Connect Relief for two days of action in the Catano neighborhood of San Juan. We are also talking to the Boy and Girls Club of PR. Service will likely be in schools where we'll hopefully be cleaning, painting, or similar activities. There is even discussion of putting up solar panels on roofs.
Airport: Folks should plan to arrive in the San Juan Airport
Car: we are still working with our partners on the island, but a few of us will have cars. Taxis/Uber is available on the island.
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