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Michigan State University
We want to thank all those who have registered for the Running La Vida Loca 5k. In 2014 our Hispanic Chamber held a one time golf outing that raised $3,000 for the Migrant Camp Program at Michigan State University (MSU) and that amount became our goal for this 5k race. Happy to say that we reached our goal this by writing a check for $3,500 to the Migrant Camp Program.
Much thanks to those that registered, donated and loved the fact that we supported a cause that to many of us including me can relate to. Although I myself never worked in the fields, my parents grew up in Edcouch and Elsa Texas leaving for Michigan in 1957. We still have relatives in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). Thanks to the efforts of the Migrant Camp Program at MSU, there are many young people who not only chose to come up to Michigan for an education, many of these students have chosen to build a life here. They come from not only Texas, but Florida and several states that the MSU program recruits from. The shirt and design was actually set up for a race in 2021, but when I read about the troubles in the RGV, I called a friend of mine at the CAMP Program and asked if I could put this together. He agreed and shared a couple stories (without names of course), and we decided to use the design since it was ready.
Cafecito Caliente covered Facebook ads, shipping materials and labor. I will create another post mentioning that we know that people want to have the shirt and medal either before or real close to the end of Hispanic Heritage Month so we will be ending our race this coming Sunday night so that we can get the next batch of shirts printed and shipped. We went through multiple missteps getting our shipping materials, postage paid through a new shipping app for us and apologize for any delays in shipping. I don’t envy shirt companies.
Much thanks again please feel free to use the hashtag #RLVL2020 on social media so that we can find any photos you wish to share. Thank you all for Running La Vida Loca and please remember to Like our page for future 5k races as we have 4 setup for 2021!
Michigan State University College Assistance Migrant Camp Program: https://mss.msu.edu/camp/
Sein Paul – Cafecito Caliente President and RLVL Race Director
UPDATE: CAFECITO RAISED $3,453.00 WHICH WE SENT TO THE MSU CAMP PROGRAM ON OCTOBER 22, 2020.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15, 2020 – October 15, 2020 by Running La Vida Loca 5k Virtual Walk/Run! We would have preferred to have held it live with other people as we all know WE MISS PEOPLE! Stay healthy, stay familia, and most importantly stay safe anywhere you choose to run. Or walk. Or however you choose to Run La Vida Loca!
The race takes place wherever you would like to run or walk, in the comfort of your own home on a treadmill or outside. Please follow your local COVID-19 guidelines. How a Virtual Race works: Run or walk 3.1 miles (5k) anytime between September 15th – October 15th. Get the whole family involved! Let us know when you have completed the run and receive the absolutely stunning shirt and medal. Tell your friends and family and run together socially distancing of course. The medal is unlike one you have seen before and the glitter added to it will make you proud to display on social media!
As is the custom with Cafecito Caliente we would like to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month kicking it off with a 5k Run. In the United States we recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States beginning September 15th. Cafecito Caliente has been hosting events since 2010 and we look forward to Running La Vida Loca!
For each Cafecito event, we choose an Organization to help support. For this event, we chose the Michigan State University College Assistance Migrant Program (MSU CAMP) which is celebrating 20 years in 2020! Hit the “Donate” button and 100% of all donations will go to MSU CAMP! Also Cafecito will be donating 100% of the profits to MSU CAMP.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and initiated in 2000, the MSU CAMP Program is an educational program that offers individuals with migrant or seasonal farm work backgrounds, a unique opportunity to begin an undergraduate program at MSU. This program assists these students with academic, social, and financial support to enable them to complete their first year of college. To sign up follow the link:
The 10th Annual Cesar E. Chavez/Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration will once again be held at the Kellogg Center on the Campus of Michigan State University. Starting at 8:30am Friday, March 13, 2020, will be the areas largest celebration honoring the efforts, accomplishments and most importantly, the passion of the two.
Events are FREE and open to the public but space is limited.
Online registration is required and must be made using this form. Requests for accommodations and general questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-353-4563. If you register but are no longer able to attend please let us know as soon as possible.
ATTENTION PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS OF 6th to 8th GRADE STUDENTS.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 on the Campus of MSU.
This is the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at Michigan State University. They are offering a free workshop offering hands on STEM activities. Registration is asked for but will also be taken at the door prior to the start of the workshop.
Bilingual Parent Workshops
EVENT IS FREE
Register here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeD2DgGpkXkHnxNsw…/viewform
For more information about SHPE: https://www.shpeatmsu.org/
Mission Statement: SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
CULTURAS DE LAS RAZAS UNIDAS IS HONORED TO ANNOUNCE THE 27th ANNUAL DIA DE LA MUJER CONFERENCE
WHO: Culturas de las Razas Unidas, Latinas, and folks from the state of Michigan are coming together for the 27th Annual Día De La Mujer Conference.
WHAT: Please join us as we celebrate the 27th Annual Conference. Workshops will focus on topics important to all women such as Education, Health, Legal, STEM, Finance, Business, Interpersonal Relationships, and Self-Empowerment. There will be over 20 workshops offered, which will run through 5:00 PM.
WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:00 AM –5:00 PM
WHERE: Michigan State University Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center 219 S. Harrison Road East Lansing, Michigan
THEME: 20/20 Vision: Revolutionizing the Narrative of Womanhood
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: TBD
DDLM is a statewide leadership and empowerment conference dedicated to the advancement of Latinas. The Día de la Mujer Conference began in 1994 and has become an institution in the Midwest region for the empowerment of thousands of Latinas that have attended each year. The success of this community initiative is due to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and sponsors each year. The goal of the conference is to empower, motivate, inspire, train, and work collectively to expand opportunities for Latinas and all women. According to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – Latinas in the U.S. (2015), Latinas have the lowest high school graduation rate compared to other major subgroups and are less likely to complete a college degree. Furthermore, the college completion rate is 19 percent compared to nearly 44 percent of white women. Many of the barriers that hold Latinas back relate to poverty and access to health and education. Historically, Latina women experience more adversity and challenges on their paths to success than women do from other cultural/language groups and this conference aims to close the gaps that exist.
DDLM has been disseminating information & data driven strategies to attendees through a series of informative workshops, keynote speakers, and exhibitions. Each year we offer over 30 workshops that focus on business, finance, education, health, community development, inter-personal growth, self-empowerment, STEM, and leadership. DDLM is open to everyone regardless of cultural identification, gender or ethnicity and serves as a great cross-cultural learning experience. Please share this wonderful opportunity with your networks!
Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT):
556 E. Circle Dr., Room 339
Student Services Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 353-7745
PUBLISHERS NOTE: THIS IS A CAN’T MISS EVENT. WITH OVER 500 PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE STATE ATTENDING WHAT IS THE LARGEST LATINA CONFERENCE IN THE MIDWEST, WAY TOO MUCH TALENT ASSEMBLED FOR YOU TO MISS!
The phenomenal women of Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc. invite you to our 11th annual Salute to Latinas: Fuerza de la Mujer. This year’s theme is “My Struggles, My Victories” where we are focusing on women of color that have done so much for our community but still have not been recognized for their achievements. At this event, we will give an opportunity for a selected group of women to share their life stories that focus on struggles they have encountered as a woman in society.
Please join us in this wonderful celebration at Michigan State University’s Union Lake Huron! Free event, free food, and free entertainment! Don’t miss out!
The Mexican U20 Soccer team continues its tour of the USA by coming to East Lansing to face the Michigan State University team at 6:00pm. Tickets are on sale for $10.00 for each adult and $5.00 for those under 18 years of age. Taking place at the DeMartin Soccer Complex on the campus of MSU, this looks like a great place and time to take in a game.
Each year, the Michigan State University, Greater Lansing, and East Lansing communities come together to honor the life and work of labor leaders and civil rights activists César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta with commemorative celebration.
To kick off this year’s celebration, we are acknowledging the 70th Anniversary of the“The Longoria Affair” with a special screening of the documentary in the Auditorium, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. We will follow the documentary with a free community luncheon (registration is required) and the Cesar Chavez Community Leadership Awards.
The event is open to anyone and is free but registration is required.
Here is the info for Friday’s Chavez/Huerta Celebration. You will find the registration link to register for the luncheon. It is neccessary to register to have lunch.
Save the date for the Annual Dia De La Mujer Conference that will be held from 8am till 5pm on April 6th, 2019 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University. Rosa Alicia Clemente has been chosen to be the Keynote Speaker.
Rosa Alicia Clemente is an organizer, political commentator and independent journalist. An Afro-Puerto Rican born and raised in the Bronx, NY she has dedicated her life to organizing, scholarship and activism. She is one of the most raw, honest, political, social, and cultural voices in the country. From Harvard to prisons, Rosa has spent her life dedicated to grassroots organizing and scholar activism. Throughout her scholarly career, Rosa has been a constant on the ground presence through the many political struggles facing people of color in the 21st century. She travels nationally as a public speaker, at colleges and universities, various organizations organizing and speaking to a wide range of communities. She was the first ever Afro-Latina women to run for Vice-President of the United States in 2008 on the Green Party ticket. She and her running mate, Cynthia McKinney, were to this date the only women of color ticket in American history.
DDLM is a statewide leadership and empowerment conference dedicated to the advancement of Latinas. The Día de la Mujer Conference is celebrating 26 years of existence and has become an institution in the Midwest region for the empowerment of thousands of Latinas that have attended each year. The success of this community initiative is due to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and sponsors each year. The goal of the conference is to empower, motivate, inspire, train, and work collectively to expand opportunities for Latinas and all women. According to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – Latinas in the U.S. (2015), Latinas have the lowest high school graduation rate compared to other major subgroups and are less likely to complete a college degree. Furthermore, the college completion rate is 19 percent compared to nearly 44 percent of white women. Many of the barriers that hold Latinas back relate to poverty and access to health and education. Historically, Latina women experience more adversity and challenges on their paths to success than women do from other cultural/language groups.
For 25 years, DDLM has been disseminating information & evidence based strategies to attendees through a series of informative workshops, keynote speakers, and exhibitions. Last year we offered 30 workshops that focused on business, finance, education, health, community development, inter-personal growth, self-empowerment, and leadership. DDLM is open to everyone regardless of cultural identification, gender or ethnicity and serves as a great cross-cultural learning experience. Please share this wonderful opportunity with your networks!
Facebook DDLM Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ddlmmsu/events/?ref=page_internal