4.18.10:Domingo Newsbytes

It’s a sunny Sunday in Chicago and we hope you go out and enjoy it wherever you are!

Don’t forget this Monday @7pm! Sandra Posadas is the Proyecto Latina feature at Cedahalia’s Café. Swing by early and sign up for the open mic and bring a few chismes with you to share!

Here is your Doming News Bytes…

Latinas and their families are being threatend by a harsh new law that’s been proposed in Arizona giving police officers the authority to determine the immigration status of someone they suspect is undocumented immigrant.Legal Defender Isabel Garcia to the folks of Democracy Now about this issue that threatens to make Arizona a police state.

Still haven’t filled out the Census? Folks in the Chicago area will have another chance to fill it out and send it back. Sending it impacts the amount of money your city and state will get from the federal government to build schools, hospitals and increase social services. Get counted!

This week First Lady Michelle Obama visited Mexico City and hung out with Mexican First lady Margarita Zavala. Teresa Puente from Chicanisma made some interesting observations about these  two women in positions of power and the roles they play .

Congrats to Silvia Malagrino, Insitute/3Arts Fellow, has been selected by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation as one of their 2010 Fellows. Malagrino is as an international award-winning artist, and native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is Professor in Photography at The School of Art and Design of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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