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

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

COHO May Minutes

Haz una click aqui for minutes from May's general COHO meeting. Next month's meeting will be held on Friday, June 3, 2005 at the Macias Flores Center, 290 South 10th Street, Kansas City, KS and will begin promptly at 8am. A representative of the Missouri Attorney General's Office is scheduled to present on new bilingual materials regarding consumer protection issues - other presenters are being finalized. See you June 3rd! Nos vemos!

KC Hispanic Scholarship Awards

Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THURSDAY, MAY 26th to attend the 2005 Hispanic Scholarship Awards at the Reardon Convention Center, 5:30pm - reception; 6:30pm buffet dinner and 7pm awards, single ticket cost is $30, different sponsorship levels are available.

Support the Award Winning, Next Generation of KC Hispanic Leaders! Celebrating 21 years of academic achievements in Kansas City.

For more info, haz una click aqui.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Rebecca H. Jaramillo

Becky Jaramillo was an advocate for our community in everything that she did. I first met her in 1971 at a retreat sponsored by the Women's Union of UMKC. She came to the meeting with ideas and questions, because she didn't want to waste precious time, just discussing how we felt. She wanted the women there to develop actions to enhance the lives of all women. She made sure that those attending understood that they had to be inclusive and reach out to minority women. She was adament that the retreat not end with discussion only, but with action.

She practiced what she preached and was a woman of action: one of the founders of the Panel of American Women, the Central Exchange and Fiesta Hispana. She was an associate editor of Dos Mundos and a member of the board of the Guadalupe Center, Inc. Throughout the 34 years that I knew her, she mentored before mentoring had a formal name. She helped me and other women learn the ropes, make contacts and speak out. She joined with women from other cultures who were doing the same thing and made sure that there was a unity in what was said. She showed us the importance of working together and she acted as peacemaker on more than one occasion.

Becky pushed us to analyze situations, speak out if there was injustice, act without hesitation and always endeavor to do what was right. She was a very devout Catholic, a Guadalupana, who prayed unceasingly for the issues she was concerned about and for those who needed a little extra help. This quiet devotion brought her strength throughout her ordeal with cancer. It helped her as she exuded peace and gracious acceptance when it became apparent that further operations would not be possible. Becky was a woman with class and style who worked relentlessly for what she believed. Our community has lost a true leader. I feel blessed to have known her. Our community will miss her greatly.

Click here for the article written by Mary Sanchez about Becky. It appeared in the Kansas City Star on Saturday, May 14 2005.

Services for Rebecca H. Jaramillo will be held this evening at St. Patrick's Church, 1357 N.E. 42nd Terrace, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will held from 4-7pm, followed by a funeral mass at 7pm. There will be a graveside burial on Tuesday, May 17 at 10am. at Mt. Washington Cemetary, 614 Brookside, Independence, MO.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Reminder - COHO meeting and info on COHO member events

Haz una click aqui for the May 6 2005 COHO meeting agenda.


íFeliz Cinco de Mayo! It is a celebration of the day that the Mexican army turned back French troops at the Battle of Puebla, despite overwhelming odds.

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations and events planned this weekend by COHO members include:

The Guadalupe Center's Cinco de Mayo fiesta and art exhibit at 1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez. Art exhibit to be held in their art gallery on Friday 5/6 between 9am - 4pm, the fiesta will be held on Saturday 5/7 from noon - 9pm and on Sunday 5/8 from noon - 5 pm. GCI will also have a breakfast on Sunday 5/8 from 8am - noon and a Mariachi Mass at noon on Sunday 5/8 at the Shrine of Our of Lady of Guadalupe located at 901 Avenida Cesar Chavez.

The Hispanic Chamber's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in the Heartland at Crown Center will be held on Friday 5/6 from 5pm - 10pm, Saturday 5/7 from noon - 10pm and on Sunday 5/8 from noon - 7pm.

On May 10th, two COHO member agencies will be sponsoring events, that while appearing to compete due to their timing, actually compliment each other with regard their intended beneficiaries:

1) El Centro, Inc. will hold a fundraiser to benefit the case filed on behalf of immigrants students and instate tuition at Sumner Academy, 1610 N. 8th Street, KCK from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Peter Roos, attorney for the case will make a short presentation, donations will be requested at the event. Their flyer and more information are highlighted below. The date of the event was moved to May 10th due to the postponement of the case.

2) Assistance to Parents Of Youth Organization will hold its 5th annual Dia de Las Madres event at Theme Party Emporium, 2420 Merriam Lane, KCK. from 5pm to 9pm, cost is $30. Cost includes reception, program and short dance with food available. APOYO provides parent education programs and family support services to predominantly immigrant mothers of children birth to three years old.

Mabel Tinjaca, PhD. will give a short presentation on mother's importance in the family and Gloria Botello will perform during the program and Richard Trejo and his group Cariño will provide entertainment from 7pm to 9pm after the program. May 10th is Mother's Day in Mexico - íCelebra Su Mama! is planned as fundraiser for APOYO and celebration of mothers. Haz una click aqui for more information.

Please support both events that evening in some way, either by attending, contributing or helping to spread the word. Gracias por su apoyo, thank you for your support.