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About MidwestLatino

MidwestLatino was created in October 2004 with the mission of promoting multicultural understanding and supporting social, cultural and educational interests and needs of the growing Latino community in the Midwest (OH, KY, IN, MI, PA).

Our goals are:
  • to promote the richness and variety of Latino/Hispanic culture
  • to help Latinos/Hispanics to crossover to the mainstream of US Society without forcing them
    to neglect and ignore their language, culture, and heritage;
  • to support people/organizations trying to reach Latino Community in the Midwest
  • to increase awareness in our society to various cultures and multicultural issues;
  • to help enrich the experience of multi-ethnic communities;
  • to develop a community that values diversity;
  • In order to achieve these goals MidwestLatino is cooperating with various Latino/Hispanic organizations within Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania & Michigan.

    For our contributions to the Latino community in Ohio, the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs presented us with the 2006 Nuestra Familia Award

    For "the practice of diversity and inclusion, making Cincinnati a destination of choice for people of all backgrounds", we have received Cincinnati's highest diversity award - the 2006 "Spirit of Cincinnati" Wendell P. Dabney Award for Diversity, given by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau.

    In 2007 we've been awarded the 2007 Community Award from The Links, Incorporated, a not-for-profit organization of more than 12,000 women of color, committed to enhancing the quality of life in our communities

    In 2009 we've received the second 2006 "Spirit of Cincinnati" Award, this time the "Champion's Award", given by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau.

    And in 2010 we've been awarded the 2010 Ohio Hispanic Leadership Award from Ohio Hispanic Leadership Summit

     

    If you would like to get involved with MidwestLatino, please contact us

    Ten years of MidwestLatino community service 2004-2014

    Receiving 2006 Nuestra Familia Award from
    Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs
    Receiving 2006 Su Casa Festival Award
    (with Yanille Diaz and Father Bill Jansen)
    2006 Spirit of Cincinnati Diversity Award
    (with Lt. Col. Michael Cureton and Police Chief Thomas H. Streicher)
     

    Receiving 2008 Spirit of Cincinnati Award
    (with Jason Riveiro)

    Receiving 2010 Ohio Hispanic Leadership Award  

    Supporting Latino causes with Business & Political Leaders (Democrats & Republicans)

    President Bill Clinton

    President Barack Obama

    Senator John McCain
    Sen. Hilary ClintonVice President Joe BidenSenator Kay Bailey Hutchison
    Secretary Ken SalazarUS House Speaker, Nancy PelosiSenate Majority Leader, Harry Reid
    Senator Sherrod BrownCongressman Steve DriehausCongresswoman Hilda Solis
    Congresswoman Maxine WatersCongressman Joe BacaCongressman Steve Chabot
    Ohio Chief Justice Eric Brown, Judge Keila CosmeGovernor Bill RichardsonRev. Jesse Jackson
    OAS General Secretary Jose Miguel InsulzaMayor of Los Angeles: Antonio R. VillaraigosaAdolpho Carrion, White House Office of Urban Affairs Policy
    US Treasurer Anna Escobedo CabralUS Secretary of Labor, Elaine ChaoCivil Rights Leader, Dolores Huertas
    Ohio Senator Patricia ClancyMichigan Governor candidate Rick DeVosOhio Governor Ted Strickland
    Ohio State Representative Bill ColeyLULAC President Hector Flores,
    Cincinnati's Chapter President Jason Riveiro
    NSHMBA CEO Lourdes Hassler
    Former President of Ecuador, Jamil MahuadFormer President of Honduras, Ricardo Maduro Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox
    Costa Rica Ambassador, Tom?s Due?asArgentina Ambassador, Jose Octavio BordonSpanish Ambassador Carlos Westendorp
    Former P&G CEO, John PepperDick Antoine (P&G Global HR Officer),
    Harvey Cohen (P&G Int'l Festival Leader)
    David Mounts, CFO Domino?s Pizza, David Olivencia, NSHMBA Detroit
    Don Browne(CEO of Telemundo)Andy Stern, President of SUIEArturo Rodríguez, President of UFW
    Maria Elena Salinas (Univision)Teresa Rodriguez (Univision)Janet Murguía (President, Council de La Raza)

    Making a difference in the Community

    Spanish Journal TeamNKU President James VotrubaCarmen Electra at Humanitarian League Fundraiser
    Cincinnati Mayor Mark MalloryColumbus Mayor Mike ColemanCleveland Mayor Jane Campbell
    Cincinnati's Vice-Mayor, Jim TarbellCincinnati's former Vice Mayor, Alicia ReeceFormer Cincinnati's Mayor, Charlie Luken, Sister Margarita Brewer
    Hamilton County Prosecutor John Deters & Judge candidate Roz FlorezRoz Flores, Michael Barret, Cincinnati's Republican Party Chairman Guadelupe Velasquez and Henry Guzman (City of Columbus)
    Roberto Assea, Kentucky Human Rights CommissionNick ClooneyFootball legend Anthony Munoz with son
    Mona Morrow (Channel 9 Community Director) Celebrating 1st Anniversary of "Nuestro Rincon"Greater Dayton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Donating money to LULAC Dayton ScholarshipsDonating money to Katrina victimsNKU Science Camp for High School students
    Representing LULAC in ColumbusHonoring Sister Margarita BrewerChinese Chamber of Commerce Meeting
    2nd Annual Cincinnati Int'l Fiesta 2006 with Mayor Mallory & John PepperCivil Rights Activist Paula CrisostomoSasha Rionda (Nuestro Rincon) and Dr. Victor Garcia (Children's Hospital)
    SUMA Fatherhood Project CelebrationEpiscopal Church's David Andr?s ?lvarez (Bishop of Puerto Rico), Rev. Anthony Guill?n (Latino/Hispanic Ministry), With Cleveland's Latino leaders
    Marvin Herrera, Publisher of Impacto LatinoLULAC Dayton Scholarship AwardsLULAC Dayton Meeting
    Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary of Latino Connection, DaytonFreedom Young ProfessionalsUnderstanding Hispanic Market Seminar (Cleveland)
    Laura Erebia (Ohio Assistant Attorney General), Maritza Perez (OCHLA Commissioner)Army Cpl. Rudy Hernandez, Medal of Honor winnerNSHMBA Cincinnati: Jose Guerra, VP, Ramon Rodriguez, Ex-President
    Michael Payton (Ohio Civil Rights Commission), Miguel Rodriguez (Senior VP, Chiquita) Gwen Robinson, CEO Community Action AgencyToledo's Sonia Troche, Robert Torres , City Commissioner Lourdes Santiago
    CinciPlaza TeamDonita Jessen, Antonio Muniz-Olan, Manuel Fernandez (NSHMBA Board Chairman)Simon Cipriano, GM of Radio La Ley

    Promoting Arts/Culture

    Tango & Salsa teacher Rosa CollantesAward-Winning Author Christina Garcia"Tango Flamenco" director and leading dancer, Antonio Najarro
    Peru NegroAward-Winning Author, Francisco X. Alarc?nArgentinean Painter Fabi?n P?rez
    Dance legend Eddie TorresPeruvian artist - Carlos Runcie TanakaN*W*C* Show artists
    Marvel Gentry Davis (ballet tech cincinnati)
    and Van Ackerman (Cincinnati Arts Association)
    Tango legend - Facundo & Kely PosadasAuthor Gladys Gossett Hankins, Prof. Mary Conway

    Promoting Latino Music

    Sammy DeLeonRay Sepulveda & FriendsLuisito Ayala (Puerto Rican Power)
    Pete EscovadoMonchy y AlexandraSonora Carruseles
    Argentinean Eduardo Tami TrioBrazilian soprano Lilly AbreuBrazilian conductor Roberto Minczuk
    Ismail MirandaEl Gran ComboGrupo Niche
    Raul Timbal @ The Mambo JazzGrupo ManiaOnaney
    Larry HarlowEl CanarioOscar D'Leon
    Plena LibreMantraCarlos Vives and Dejavu musicians
    Makina Loca's Ricardo LemvoPablo "Chino" NunezDejavu's Enrique Infante
    "Latin side of Miles Davis"Poncho SanchezPuerto Rican Power
    Son del Caribe and Grupo NicheG-BossArturo Sandoval
    Orlando Laureano of Conjunto Criollo Reggaeton group "Final 4our"N'Klabe
    Johnny Pacheco Noel QuintanaMidwest's Best Latino DJs



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