Community Events

*** Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Chicano Latino Advisory Committee Meeting: the focus of this meeting will be to have a conversation on what the Latino community feels it needs for its families succeed academically within the Lansing School District. Representatives from the Lansing School District will be on hand to listen to ideas and take questions from parents and students.
Also discussions will continue for the 43rd Annual Latino Achievement Night to be held at Pattengill in May.
The Chicano Latino Advisory Committee was formed in 1972 by the Lansing School District to advise the Lansing School Board of Education on issues that deal with the Latino Community. It continues to this day in its 47th year as a resource and as an voice for Latino parents and Latino students alike.

***”Half Truths and Full Lies” is a multi-channel documentary film installation that depicts the case of Efrén Paredes, Jr. who was arrested at age 15 and sentenced to life without parole in 1989 for a murder he asserts he did not commit. He has spent two-thirds of his entire life behind bars and will soon be 46-years-old.
Casa de Rosado
204 E. Mt. Hope
Lansing, MI 48910
The exhibit runs March 15 until April 14, 2019. For this exhibit, the gallery is open Tuesday thru Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. The event is free and handicap accessible. Contact: Theresa Rosado Facebook Page:

***Friday, March 22, 2019 – Cristo Rey Fish Fry: An annual tradition that becomes a packed house for good reason. Many say this Fish Fry offers some of the best fish among a city filled with fish fry’s. Begins at 5pm and ends at 7pm.

***Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00pm to 1:00pm – Cesar Chavez Day Celebration. 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933. Contact: N/A Facebook Event page:

***Friday, March 29, 2019 12:00pm to 1:00pm 10th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Celebration Location: City Council Chambers City Hall 124 W. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48933 Contact: N/A

***March 30, 2019 6:00pm – 12:00midnight 9th Annual Dinner/Dance Scholarship EventLocation: Local 652 UAW Hall 426 Clare St. 48917 Guest Speaker Dr. Jose A. Flores who is a Grand Rapids School District School Board Member and is the Publisher of La Voz Magazine also of Grand Rapids. Dinner and Silent Auction begins at 6:00pm. Committee will recognize area high school students with award winners from the Cesar E. Chavez Essay Competition. Tejano Sound Band takes the stage from 8:00pm to 12:00midnight. Contact: Al Salas email: Facebook Event Page:

***April 5, 2019 6:00pm – 9:00pm Statewide Hispanic/Latino College Graduation Ceremony Location: Lansing Community College 500 Dart Auditorium Lansing, MI 48933 Contact: Felipe Lopez Sustaita email: Facebook Page:

***Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 26th Annual Dia de la Mujer Conference will be held at the Kellogg Center on the Campus of Michigan State University. For more information please contact the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT) at 517-353-7745 or see their Facebook Page:

***Sunday, April 13, 2019 3:00pm – 5:00pm Capital Area Latina Youth (CALY) 2nd Annual Celebration
Location: Capital Area District Library 401 S. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933
Contact: Maria Serrato email: Facebook Page:

***Sunday, April 13, 2019 6:00pm to 9:00pm Sabor Latino Food Tasting Fundraiser Location: 204 E. Mt. Hope Ave. Lansing, MI 48911 Contact: Voces De La Comunidad Facebook Event Page:

***May 3-5 2019 All games start at 7:00pm. Latino Heritage Weekend at Cooley Law Stadium with the Lugnuts May 3: Education night stressing the importance of being bilingual.
May 4: Baseball heritage night with a free clinic for children.
May 5: Free Cinco de Mayo street festival outside Cooley Law School Stadium.

***Sunday, May 5, 2019 – Latin American Coed Softball League Opening Day at Benjamin Davis Park. Contact: Robert Rosas

***Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:00 – 9:00pm Labor Council Latin American Advancement 7th Annual Scholarship Dinner
Location: Location: Local 652 UAW Hall 426 Clare St. 48917
Contact: Maria Starr Van Core email: Facebook Page:

***Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm
42nd Annual Chicano Latino Advisory Committee Recognition Night
Location: Southside Community Center (formerly Hill Auditorium 5815 Wise Rd. Lansing, MI 48911
Contact: John J. Castillo email: Facebook Event Page:

***May 24-26, 2019 – Cristo Rey Church 41st Annual Cristo Rey Fiesta takes place once again Memorial Weekend. More details soon as they become available. For more information please contact the Cristo Rey Church office at 517-394-4639 or the Fiesta Chairman Guillermo Lopez 517-974-5113. Also their website is:

***Saturday, June 1, 2019 Amigos de los Campesinos de Michigan Golf Outing Location: Wheatfield Golf Course 1600 Linn Rd. Williamston, MI 48895Contact: Fred Villarreal email: Facebook Event Page: N/A

*** Sunday, June 2, 2019 Swing FORE Soles Golf Outing Location: Centennial Acres Golf Course 12485 Dow Rd. Sunfield, MI 48880 Contact: Geronimo Lerma email: Facebook Event Page:

***Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Concert in the Park Series at Francis Park Location: 2600 Moores River Dr. Lansing, MI 48911 Contact: Lansing Parks and Recreation 517-483-4277 Facebook Page: N/A

***Friday, December 13, 2019 37th Annual Christmas Symposium Location: To be announced
Contact: John J. Castillo email: Facebook Event Page