Domingo Newsbytes

Domingo Newsbytes

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s now the year of the Tiger and we hope you are getting ready to pounce into the year with good vibes and prosperity. This Sunday is also Valentines Day! Double Happiness! We hope you aren’t running down the street being chased by a cupid with sharp arrows instead we hope it’s filled with heart shaped candy, lots of love and maybe even some flowers.

This week the Chicago Foundation for Women announced the awardees of this year’s IMPACT Award and among them was Veronica Arreola. Felicidades!

Proyecto Latina kicks off Monday, Feb. 15th with Ruth On The Rocks @ Cedahlias Cafe @ 7pm so bring something to share and some chisme for the chisme box!

Here is our weekly round up of Latinas in the news:

Local

Pros Arts Studio Mobil Lab at Dvorak Park offers a free computer lab for people looking for jobs online or want to improve their computer skills.

Extra Newspaper Columnist Rebecca Sanchez reports that in the Little Village neighborhood food distribution from 2008-09 has increased by 95%.

Education/Language
North Carolina school secretary loses her job for translating to Spanish-speaking parents.

Health & Wellness

Latinas tend to have higher rates of diabetes than non-Hispanic white women, but there’s a silver lining, says psychologist Jane Delgado in her new book, “The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers.”

Entertainment
America Ferrera talks to Bust Magazine about Hollywood racism.

During the week if you see stories about Latinas or that impact the Latina community send us the links and we will post them in our Domingo round up. Send to info@proyectolatina.org

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