Anuncios de COHO

A blog for the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, a membership group based in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

COHO Agenda May 6 2005

The agenda for our May meeting is now finalized. Our May membership meeting will be held at Penn Valley Community College, 3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64111. Networking time begins at 7:45am -- the meeting will begin promptly at 8am and should end no later than 9:30am.

Presentations planned include:
  • Congressman Dennis Moore (D-KS)
  • Brenda Sharpe, CEO of the REACH Foundation, the Kansas foundation which was formed after the sale of Health Midwest hospitals to HCA
  • MORE2 (Metropolitan Organization for Racial and Economic Equity) presentation by representatives regarding community organizing activities targeting the local Latino and immigrant faith community
Although our meeting is on the Seis de Mayo, we trust that there will be more than a few announcements, regarding weekend Cinco de Mayo events. Please bring materials from your organization to display or distribute as part of your own anuncios at the end of the meeting (bring enough for 35 and 50 attendees).

Haz una click aqui to see the May agenda for our monthly membership meeting! Nos veremos!

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Nominations for Midwest Latina Conference Awards

On August 4th & 5th 2005 at the 2005 Midwest Latina Conference, two awards will be given to recognize local Latinas. The Awards Committee is seeking nominations for The Ana Riojas Leadership Award haz una click aqui and The Estrella en Ascenso (Rising Star) Award otra vez. For nomination forms, click on the links.

This is your chance to submit the names of an individual or indivuduals who you believe to be excellent candidates and deserving of these awards. We have a lot of Latinas out there doing really great things! Help this committte give them a pat on the back and recognize them!

Estella Morales is the Awards Committee Chair for the Midwest Latina Conference sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City. For more information contact her at the Chamber at 472-6767.

Monday, April 18, 2005

COHO April meeting minutes

April's meeting was held at the Macias Flores Center in KCK. To view minutes click here

May's meeting will be held at Penn Valley Community College, 3201 Southwest Blvd, Campus Center Rm 503, KCMO.

Please note new arrival and networking time of 7:45am. Congressman Dennis Moore has confirmed his attendance.

Brenda Sharpe, REACH Foundation's Director, will also give a short presentation regarding grants to be made by that foundation.

COHO meeting time is scheduled from 7:45am - 9:30am, we want to respect everyone's busy schedule and honor the organizations which work so hard in our community. Con prisa!

Hasta luego! - Rita

Day of Unity

This Friday, April 22 2005, we will celebrate the Legacy of Cesar E. Chavez with a Day of Unity. Events, which are scheduled to take place at the Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez include:
Town Hall Meeting from 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Reception 4:00 - 5:00pm
Symbolic Cesar E. Chavez March 5:00pm
Organized by Civic Leaders and Community Volunteers
Sponsored by
American Family Insurance
Central Missouri State University
El Centro, Inc.
Guadalupe Centers, Inc
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas
KC Hispanic News
For more information please click here

Fundraiser to protect instate tuition for immigrant students

Melinda Lewis, El Centro, Inc. has asked that all COHO members attend the following fundraiser and learn more about the case filed on behalf of immigrants and instate tuition, next Monday at Sumner Academy, 1610 N. 8th Street, KCK from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

To view the flyer, please click here

Fair Housing / Predatory Lending Partnership Consortium

Stella Alejos, HUD, Fair Housing Division, has asked that all COHO members be informed, consider attending and help pass the word regarding an important consortium meeting regarding Fair Housing / Predatory Lending Practices on Friday April 29, 2005 from 9:30am - 12:30pm at HUD offices in Gateway Two, 400 State Avenue, KCK, second floor conference room. To see flyer, haz una click here !

Please register by April 22 2005 by contacting Stella Alejos, by e-mail. Her address is:

Monday, April 04, 2005

The "REAL ID Act" is a Really Bad Idea

Info from Melinda Lewis that was discussed at the monthly COHO meeting

General Talking Points

The “REAL ID Act” is a wish list of far reaching anti-immigrant measures, not a national security bill. In the past, anti-immigrant groups have been unable to sell these ill-conceived proposals on their own merits, and now they are trying to scare politicians and confuse the public by cloaking them in the guise of national security.

For more detailed information, haz una click aqui, por favor.

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