Fresno's Central Valley
Central California group offers support and social activities
FRESNO, CA--California's Central
San Joaquin Valley prepares to be quaked by QV/bi Latinos who
are coming together. Thanks to the work of a Fresno-based group
called Ellos Latinos, these men in "The Big Valley"
now have a place to go to socialize.
"It's about time we
Latino men have a place to go to to meet other Latino men, other
than in the bars in Fresno!" said Robert Lopez, an Ellos
Latinos has been hard at work promoting its activities available
to Latino men living in the Central Valley who previously
had to rely on entertainment and resources in San Franciso or
Los Angeles. Among the group's recent events was a "Latinos
in Boxers Night" in which local models strutted their stuff
in a fashion show with clothes provided by Petra Designs. The
group also worked a very popular booth at last year's "Outfest"
Pride Celebration in Fresno. Ellos Latinos has also worked with
The Living Room in securing HIV/AIDS education and prevention
monies to promote health and wellness in the Latino QV/bi community.
To learn more about Ellos
Latinos and their upcoming events, please call (559) 485-3667
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Viva La Raza!
to hold its conference in San Diego, July 1-5.
SAN DIEGO, CA--The annual NCLR Conference is considered
by many to be the single most important event in the Latino/Hispanic
community. Each year it attracts over 15,000 participants, bringing
together some of the nation's foremost government officials,
business and community leaders, and entertainers. This year's
22nd Annual Conference will be held July 1-5, 2000 at the San
Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
The conference is known
for its cutting-edge workshops that cover diverse topics such
as education, public policy, community development, local and
community issues, health, non-profit management, and leadership.
The conference also provides unique opportunities to socialize
and network with other Latino/a professionals at various luncheons,
dances, youth leadership programs, and the grand finale: The
Gala Awards Show.
Finally, the conference
boasts the Latino Expo USA, the largest Hispanic consumer expo
in the nation. Open to the public, the Expo hosts a number of
events as well as hundreds of exhibitor booths. Events include
LatinoFaire, featuring appearances by Hispanic celebrities; job,
health, and housing fairs; Children's Corner; a low rider car
show; NCLR Membership and Advocacy Central; and free concerts.
For more information about the conference, please call 1-800-311-NCLR
or visit: www.nclr.org
Project Vida, Chicago
Our latest Off Da Hook website comes to
us from Project VIDA. This is a Chicago-based organization founded
in 1992 whose mission is to teach Latino youth about HIV prevention
and to help those whose lives have been impacted by HIV. Check
out this site at www.projectvida.org
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