Honor Women’s Month, UT, and MSU by supporting their events and activities:
MSU’s Día de la Mujer, March 22: Michigan State University hosts the 21st annual Día de la Mujer conference at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, MI. The conference is a day of workshops, exhibits, and entertainment focusing on the personal, professional, and academic aspects of Latinas. The event also provides an opportunity for Latinas to meet others, who believe in the value of community-building and positive interaction. The conference runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The overall mission of the Día de la Mujer conference is to help Latinas “conquer the fears, stereotypes, prejudices, barriers, and embrace their importance in society.” The theme of this year’s event is “El Valor De Educación and El Viaje Ahí” (An Education’s Worth and The Journey There).
UT’s Latino Student Union hosts baile with Las Fénix, March 22:
A Houston-based, five-hermana band, originally from Michoacán, makes its second Toledo appearance as the featured entertainment at LSU’s annual scholarship dance on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Las Fénix is comprised of the five Rodríguez sisters. The band features Tejano and regional Mexican music in a repertoire that should appeal to all. According to the band’s biography, Las Fénix started unofficially in 1999, when four of the sisters surprised their father David Rodríguez, now the group’s manager, on his birthday by singing a couple of songs. The band first played Toledo last summer at Midwest LatinoFest held at Promenade Park downtown.
Doors open at 6 p.m., to be held at the UT student union. DJ Rene Hernández will kick off the evening’s entertainment 7-9 p.m, followed by a scholarship presentation. Las Fénix will take the stage at 10 p.m.
LSU President Jacob Torres says: “Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. This is going to be a sell-out; call 419.530. 2931 to pay for your tickets by credit card and then pick up the prepaid tickets at the dance. After Friday, tickets are $15.