HAPPENINGS IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
Mark your calendar. A local planning group of Latino community members, Latino business owners in conjunction with Red de Inmigrantes de Ohio (RIO) is planning a gathering:
Monday -May 1, 2006
Viva Zapata Grocery Store/Restaurant
355 Georgesville Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43228
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The gathering will include a rally where current information on the national immigration reform debate will be disseminated.
Food, Information and Music will be part of the program.
For more information, please contact:
Rubén Castilla Herrera
Herrera and Associates
730-C Franklin Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Community Research Partners invites you to attend the eighth in a series of CRP data workshops:
Immigrants and Refugees Data Workshop
Join other central Ohio data users for presentations and discussion about sources and uses of data on our community’s growing immigrant and refugee population. The workshop will include a presentation on CRP’s recently released report, Franklin County, Ohio immigrants and Refugees, A Profile of the Population, Resources and Services.
Commissioner Paula Brooks
Franklin County Commissioners
Roberta Garber, Executive Director
Community Research Partners
Rachel McIntosh, Project Director
Capacity Building Initiative: Immigrant and Refugee Organizations
Doug Holmes, Assistant Director (invited)
Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services
Monday, May 1, 2006
11:30 am -1:30 pm
O’Keefe Conference Center, SERS
300 East Broad Street, First Floor
(Parking is free)
Please pass this on to others who might be interested in attending.
Lunch will be available at a cost of $5, or you may bring your own.
The Second Annual Easton Job Fair
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Easton Job Fair
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Open to ages 18 and Older
Teen Job Fair
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Northeast Career Center
Open to ages 17 and 18
Over 60 local businesses
Free to the Public
For more information, please visit
www.EastonTownCenter.com or www.jfscolumbus.org/
When: May 6 & 7, 2006
Saturday: Noon to 10:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Plaza at Riverbend Music Center6295 Kellogg Avenue, Anderson Township, OH 45230.
Cincy-Cinco, the Tri-state region’s premier Latino cultural fest, is a family-friendly weekend event that showcases Latino culture, values and traditions while promoting the interaction of the Latino community within the tri-state community at large.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Cincy-Cinco! From authentic Latino cuisine from 5 countries to the Kids Pavilion with Spanish lessons, games and arts and crafts, including “decorate your own piñata”. Other activities include the Art Pavilion featuring the largest Latino artist collection in the tri-state area, the Music Pavilion with the best in regional and local Latino music, and the Dance Pavilion with free dancing lessons (salsa, tango and cha cha cha), amateur and professional dance competitions and shows. Experience a traditional Mariachi mass on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Pick up free coupons and samples (estimated value: $50) from visiting vendors and explore tri-state opportunities including health, education and more.
Tickets, $10 each, are available at Riverbend Music Center on the day of the event or at Kroger beforehand. Save $2 when you pre-purchase your ticket at Kroger. An additional $2 discount is given with the purchase of two of the following brands at Kroger: Tide, Bounty, Folgers, Crest or Pampers. Children under age 16 are free. All proceeds benefit over 15 tri-state charities that support the Latino community.
For more information, visit www.cincy-cinco.com or call Neil
Comber Valdespino at (513) 321-4066.
Latinos Plan Nationwide Worker Strike
Latino groups in the U.S. are planning a major boycott of American life dubbed a “day without Latinos” to protest proposed legislation that would criminalize illegal immigration.
Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) President Nativo López, one of the organizers of the recent protests in Los Angeles that saw at least 500,000 people take to the streets, said the May 1 "day without Latinos" would send a stern message to Washington. “We are looking forward to a major action in all large U.S. cities where immigrants make up a significant proportion of the workforce,” López told Agence France-Presse.
“We are asking people not to go to school, or work, or shopping, and instead to go out and protest against the racist and inhumane measures in this bill."
May 1 is also known as “May Day,” the International Worker’s Day.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Bureau of Civil Rights & Statewide Cultural Diversity Committee
A Cultural Diversity Journey Conference
Riffe Conference Center
77 South High Street – 31 Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
May 17-18, 2006
Day 1- May 17, 2006
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Registration
9:45 - 9:50 a.m. Welcome
9:50 - 10:00 a.m. Introduction of Presenters
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Workshops
• The Diversity Grid and the Charlottesville Normal Test
• Latinos: Diversity at Best!
11:45 - 12:00 Q & A
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Workshops
• South East Asia: Beyond Curry and Saris
• Islam Removing the Mystery
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Q & A
Day 2 – May 18, 2006
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of speakers
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Fran Frazier
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. BREAK
9:45- 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Workshops
• Commission on African American Males
• Global Beads: Ellen Berts
• Bridges out of Poverty: Lucas Co. CSB
• A Forum: “Hate groups and their existence in our communities”
11:45 - 12:00 p.m. Q & A
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops (Repeats from morning)
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Q & A
Go Direct / Directo A Su Cuenta is a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks, to encourage people who receive Social Security (SSA) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments by check to switch to direct deposit.
Direct deposit is simply the best way to receive SSA and SSI payments; it eliminates the risk of lost or stolen checks, reduces fraud and gives people more control over their money. Plus, direct deposit provides people with immediate access to their money from virtually everywhere.
You can play a key role in motivating people who get federal benefits to switch to direct deposit. The Go Direct / Directo A Su Cuenta campaign makes it easy by providing support tools, including a quick step-by-step guide to train staff and volunteers on how to approach people about direct deposit as well as campaign materials and program ideas. All these tools can be found on the special Partner section of the Go Direct / Directo A Su Cuenta web sites at www.GoDirect.org (English) or www.DirectoASuCuenta.org (Spanish).
Partner organizations play a critical role in the campaign. There is no cost to an organization to sign on as a partner of Go Direct / Directo A Su Cuenta. If you would like to become a partner, you can contact José Sanabria at (310) 854-8258 or [email protected] for more information.