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Lanare Y Todos – Un Foro Sobre El Aqua

 
CUÁNDO:
Miércoles, 16 de octubre, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 de la noche

 
DÓNDE:
Fresno Convention Center, 20 Piso
848 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721

 
Este evento fue parte de una serie de eventos públicos gratuitos sobre la salud en California organizada por Latino USA.

 
Presentado con:
Radio Bilingue

 
 
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¿Quién es responsable del agua de la llave? En California, miles de personas en decenas de comunidades sólo tienen acceso al agua contaminada, con la probabilidad de causar cáncer, defectos en el nacimiento y varios problemas de salud. Se sabe bien que el agua de la llave es peligrosa para beber y, sin embargo, las familias todavía están obligadas a pagar por ella. Estas familias tienen que usar sus propios ingresos para comprar agua embotellada, manejando muchas millas para comprarla y todavía tienen que utilizar el agua contaminada para uso doméstico como bañarse y lavar los platos.

El año pasado, California firmó una ley declarando que el acceso al agua es un derecho humano – uno de los pocos estados en el país que lo ha hecho. Fuentes federales y estatales han dedicado miles de millones de dólares para estudiar la contaminación, construir plantas de tratamiento del agua – aunque en pequeñas pueblos como Lanare, muchas plantas de tratamiento cierran porque su funcionamiento cuestan demasiado– y explorar la viabilidad de las soluciones locales y regionales. A pesar de estos financiamientos, estos problemas permanecen en todo el estado. En Lanare, la contaminación es causada principalmente por el arsénico natural que se drena al agua. Lanare es un pueblo pequeño, no incorporado con una pequeña población y, aunque sus residentes se organizaron para enfrentar estos problemas, el agua potable todavía está fuera de su alcance.

Lanare no es el único – muchos pueblos pequeños y comunidades tienen situaciones similares con respecto a la contaminación. Con frecuencia se debe a la industria agrícola de California, especialmente en su centro de productividad – El Valle Central.  El Valle Central es el motor de la economía regional y mantiene muchos trabajos para los que viven en la región. Sin embargo, son esos trabajadores, sus familias y sus vecinos que tienen que vivir con estos riesgos en su salud. Este problema no solamente afecta a los hogares, sino también a los centros comunitarios, y a los edificios públicos y escuelas – cada vez que un estudiante toma de la llave del agua potable en la escuela, existe la probabilidad de peligro.

Entonces, ¿cómo pueden las comunidades de California resolver este problema? ¿Una mejor tecnología, como los sistemas de filtración de agua, podrán resolver los problemas de contaminación? ¿O será algo que sólo el gobierno puede solucionar? La legislación actual en el Senado de California está diseñada para cambiar la administración del agua de una oficina de gobierno a otra, pero ¿será esto eficaz? Como un gran número de las familias Latinas afectadas son de bajos ingresos, ¿será el fortalecimiento y el desarrollo comunitario la mejor solución? ¿Quién es responsable de proteger y proporcionar agua limpia y segura a estas familias? ¿Cómo va a realizar California las promesas de la Ley de Derechos del Agua de 2012?

Únase a nosotros para un panel de discusión comunitario sobre el agua y el desarrollo, organizado por la periodista premiada María Hinojosa, quien ha hablado mucho sobre cuestiones que afectan a las comunidades Latinas. El evento Lanare y Todos: Un Foro sobre el Agua va a aclarar el impacto humano de la contaminación, explorar las soluciones a corto plazo y permanentes e involucrar a los residentes, a los legisladores y otros interesados ​​en el Valle Central en una conversación sobre el derecho a tener acceso a agua limpia.

Este evento será transmitido en vivo por Radio Bilingüe.

 

CONTAMINACIÓN DEL AGUA EN EL VALLE CENTRAL – MAPA DE LOCALIDADES DEL CENTRO DE AGUA COMUNITARIA:

 

PARTICIPANTES:

 


Dr. John Capitman

Director Ejecutivo, Instituto de Políticas de Salud del Valle Central, California State University, Fresno
Más información

 


Susana De Anda

Co-Directora Ejecutiva & Co-Fundadora, Centro Comunitario por el Agua
Más información

 


Veronica Garibay

Co-Fundadora & Co-Directora, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
Más información

 


Assemblymember Henry T. Perea

Distrito 31, La Asamblea del Estado de California
Más información

 


Isabel Solorio

Presidente, Comunidad Unida en Lanare
Más información

 

MODERADORA:


Maria Hinojosa

Presentadora, Latino USA & CEO, The Futuro Media Group
Más información

 

Presentado por el apoyo de:

The California Endowment

Long Beach Eats!

 

A cooking demonstration & discussion about culture, culinary traditions, & how cooking together can feed many types of hunger

 

Looking for a place to get healthy food in Long Beach? Check out our “Healthy Food Map” of Long Beach, created by teens from Change Agent Productions and the Greater Long Beach YMCA. (Click to expand map.)

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WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2013

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TIME: 2 – 4 pm including tastings

 
WHERE: Trinity Lutheran Church, 759 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

 
PARTNER AND HOST:
YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Community Development Branch

 
This event was part of a series of free public Latino USA events on health in California.
Interpretation provided into Spanish. Un intérprete estará disponible.

 

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Is your neighborhood heavy on fast food chains and liquor stores and light on fresh fruit and vegetables? What makes it hard for you to purchase and prepare nutritious food? What makes it easier? Is it difficult to find stores selling healthy food, or are fruit and vegetables too expensive? Do you have little time to cook—or don’t know how? And, is there more to cooking than nutrition?

You want your kids—and the whole family—to be healthy. Culinary traditions have deep cultural ties. Cooking meals together feeds many types of hunger. When you eat together, you connect with your family, friends, and community and enrich life in many ways.

Long Beach Eats! The Opposite of Fast Food explores the relationship between food, family, community, and culture—and features cooking demonstrations and delicious tastings by accomplished Thai and Mexican chefs (each also a successful business owner!). Even if it takes time, cooking and eating together is a dying art that pays off in multiple ways.

This event also brings together community gardens, farmers markets, food justice organizations, and other Long Beach resources for healthy living. You might even learn how to sell your own goods at farmers markets!

Hosted by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and featuring guest chefs Su-Mei Yu of KPBS’ Savor San Diego cooking show and Saffron San Diego restaurants and Carolina Santos of Tamales Oaxaqueño in Oakland. Together we’ll explore the opportunities and challenges of eating well in Long Beach!

 

Listen to the radio story featuring Carolina Santos:

Carolina Santos and her mother, Rosa Oliva, make tamales, tacos, and all sorts of other food for office workers and other clients, who are usually in San Francisco. But in West Oakland, California, where they live, the corner stores that exist offer little of the fresh produce they have access to in the food business. Maria Hinojosa spends a day with them and brings us her report.

 

SPEAKERS/GUEST CHEFS

Su-Mei YuSu-Mei Yu | Saffron San Diego, Owner & Chef + Host of KPBS’ Savor San Diego

Su-Mei Yu opened Saffron’s first location, Thai Grilled Chicken, in 1985 on India Street. With a focus on take-out dining, this small eatery captures the authenticity of popular street vendors in Bangkok. Due to the overwhelming success of the chicken shop, Yu opened her second Saffron location, Noodles and Saté, right next door, modeling the concept after the numerous small and informal take-out noodle restaurants found throughout Thailand. Both locations attract throngs of people and are widely recognized as some of San Diego’s premier Thai eateries.

Su-Mei Yu’s Thai heritage guided her to develop her brand of Thai food. Today, she annually returns to her homeland to research and collect recipes of traditional, authentic foods and methods of preparation.

Yu has demonstrated cooking on Martha Stewart Living, Home Cooking on PBS, Home Matters, Cooking Live on the Food Network, Good Morning America and Today Show, and is host of her own show, Savor San Diego on KPBS. She is a regular guest commentator for San Diego National Public Radio and has lectured at the American Institute of Wine and Food, The Culinary Historians of Southern California, The Culinary Institute of America and The International Association of Culinary Professionals. Her recipes have appeared in Food & Wine Magazine, Martha Stewart, Fine Cooking and many other national as well as local publications. Learn more
Carolina y Rosa - Tamales La Oaxaqueña Carolina Santos | Owner & Chef, Tamales La Oaxaqueña

Tamales La Oaxaqueña is a small family business in West Oakland, which uses traditional family recipes from Oaxaca. Carolina and her mother Rosa Oliva are the owners and chefs of the highly well regarded Tamales La Oaxaqueña, through which they share the fresh delicious foods of Oaxaca with their customers. Their recipes are not only healthy, they also contribute to the cultural milieu of the community. One of the main ingredients in their authentic moles and tamales is passion, and they are passionate about the richness of their culture and their food. In Oaxaca making mole and tamales is a ritual, and all the ingredients are just as important as the love that goes into making the food. Learn more

Listen to Carolina & her mother’s recipe for Oaxacan mole!

 

MODERATOR

Maria HinojosaMaria Hinojosa | CEO & President, The Futuro Media Group

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter for PBS and NPR, who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues. As the anchor and executive producer of long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and anchor for PBS’ NEED TO KNOW series and the talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, she has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. In her over 25 years as a journalist, she also worked for CNN, and was a senior correspondent at NOW on PBS.

In April 2010, Hinojosa created The Futuro Media Group, a multi-platform nonprofit production company based in Harlem with the mission to give critical voice to the social and civic justice issues facing the diverse new America. Hinojosa has reported hundreds of important stories—from the immigrant work camps in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job, to stories of the poor in Alabama. She has received numerous awards for her work including: four Emmys; the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism; Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; the Studs Terkel Community Media Award; the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for her groundbreaking “Child Brides: Stolen Lives”; and many more.

She was born in Mexico City, raised in Chicago, and received her BA from Barnard College. She lives with her husband, artist German Perez, and their son and daughter in Harlem. Learn more

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This Week’s Captions: LA LUCHA

THIS WEEK’S SHOW:

This edition of Latino USA is all about “la lucha”-the fight or struggle-from the ongoing efforts of business leaders and activists to reform immigration policy to songwriter Robi Draco Rosa’s fight against cancer. Also: fights on cable news, one Spanish-language newspaper that’s fought for a hundred years for Latinos, a small town’s struggle for clean water, and words of wisdom from a Mexican wrestler.

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Latino USA, the foremost Latino voice in public media and the longest running Latino-focused program on radio, is the first radio program to commence equal-access distribution via Captioning for Radio. “Research has shown that Latino children have a higher incidence of hearing loss and deafness than other populations,” according to Latino USA’s Anchor & Executive Producer Maria Hinojosa. “When the opportunity to break this sound barrier came to our attention, we were pleased to embrace this new technology developed by NPR Labs and Towson University for the thousands of Latinos with serious hearing loss.”

The International Center for Accessible Radio Technology (ICART), a strategic alliance between NPR and Towson University, is co-directed by Mike Starling of NPR and Ellyn Sheffield of Towson University.

For each week’s captioning, check back on http://latinousa.org/captions.

Immigration And Tech

It’s not just Latinos who are hoping the government shutdown ends and Congress can get back to work on immigration reform. The business community, and in particular the tech sector, wants to see legislation too. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel and executive vice president, talks with Maria Hinojosa about why he cares about immigration reform. He discusses how essential immigrant workers are for the tech sector, and the American economy as a whole.

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

And check out the extended interview here:

smith_printBrad Smith is Microsoft’s general counsel and executive vice president, Legal and Corporate Affairs. He joined Microsoft in 1993, and before becoming general counsel in 2002 he spent three years leading the LCA team in Europe, then five years serving as the deputy general counsel responsible for LCA’s teams outside the United States. He has played a leadership role locally and nationally on numerous charitable, diversity, business and legal initiatives. He recently was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States.

 

The Cost of Inaction, A Call To Action

While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, over 1,000 people are deported each day. This human cost of inaction from legislators has spurred immigrant advocates to up the ante on the fight for immigrant rights. Latino USA talks with organizers about why – and how- they continue to push for action.

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Jonathan Wolfe contributed reporting to this story.

israelIsrael Rodrigues Rubio is one of 30 DREAMers –undocumented youth brought to the US as children – who crossed the border on September 30th, 2013 as an act of civil disobedience organized by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance. He grew up in Durham, Nort Carolina and is a graduate of Columbia University. Despite all his successes, Israel’s undocumented status limited him in pursuing his dreams. By 2011, being a couple of months away from graduation, Israel settled on leaving for Mexico. In Mexico City, Israel had trouble integrating into a society he barely knew and was surrounded by increasing violence and political instability. In 2013 He decided he wanted to return to his family in the US.

DavidLeopoldDavid Wolfe Leopold is the founder and principal of David Wolfe Leopold & Associates Co. LPA. Mr. Leopold is the past president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA www.aila.org), the premier bar association of immigration lawyers and professors in the U.S. He has served as AILA’s top liaison to the Department of Homeland Security’s key enforcement bureaus and co-founded the American Immigration Council’s Litigation Institute, a hands-on continuing legal education program focused on federal immigration litigation.

Gabriela Flora1Gabriela Flora is the Regional Project Voice Organizer of the American Friends Service Committee, Colorado. The organization is part of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, which succeeded in its fight to repeal SB-90, Colorado’s copycat Arizona-style show-me-your-papers law in 2012. In 2013 the Coalition had another victory – the approval of a law allowing for undocumented immigrants to access drivers’ licenses.

Pablo AlvaradoPablo Alvarado is an immigrant worker from El Salvador. In 2002, Alvarado became the national coordinator of the newly created National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), currently a collaboration of about three dozen community-based day laborer organizations. Under his guidance, NDLON works with local governments to help establish worker centers to move job seekers into places of safety.

 

 

 

 

News Or Noise: Talking Heads

In our ongoing feature on news literacy, we look at the talking heads who yell on television. A group of young journalists and media consumers teach us the best way to follow important news stories, and to see what’s behind all the screaming and yelling.

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

 

Click here to take the quiz!

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Elisha FieldstadtElisha Fieldstadt is a news junkie who thinks she’s incredibly fortunate to work in an industry she is so passionate about. She is editor-in-chief of Baruch’s Dollars & Sense magazine and an intern at NBCNews.com. She is also the creator of Veganthropology.wordpress.com and a contributing writer for BoomPopMedia.com. In her very little bit of spare time she does yoga, bikes, cooks, bakes and explores Manhattan, where she has lived for five years. You can follow her @el_fields.
Juan JaraJuan Jara is a senior in high school and the photographer for the North Star online newspaper. He hopes to be a film director someday and cannot wait to start his first feature film.

Anam BaigAnam Baig is the copy chief for The Ticker at Baruch College in New York City.

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Samantha Votzke is a high school student in Tampa, Florida.

Rossanna Rosado: Fighting To Tell The Story

Spanish language media has been around since the 19th Century but still struggles for respect from the rest of the media world. Maria Hinojosa speaks with Rossanna Rosado, publisher of New York’s El Diario La Prensa. The celebrated newspaper celebrates its centenary this year.

Photo courtesy of Flickr

And listen to Rosanna talk more about her experiences as a groundbreaking Latina journalist, and the history of Spanish-language media in the US, in the extended interview below:

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Rossana Rosado has been a dominant force in New York media for 27 years. Using her Journalism degree from Pace University, she started as a City Hall reporter at El Diario La Prensa. She left the newspaper to join WPIX, Inc. as a Producer of Public A‑ airs programming. After rejoining El Diario La Prensa in 1995, she held the esteemed position of Editor in Chief, being the first woman to hold that position at the now 95 year old paper.

Water Fight

Most people take clean drinking water for granted, but in the rural town of Lanare, California, the residents are fighting for it. Alice Daniel reports about this community’s ongoing struggle for one of life’s most basic resources.

Photo by Alice Daniel

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Alice DanielAlice Daniel writes about agriculture, immigrant issues and more in California’s Great Central Valley for KQED’s The California Report. She is also a frequent contributor to Success magazine and she teaches journalism at California State University, Fresno.

Draco Rosa: Lucha y Vida

Maria Hinojosa talks to musician Robi Draco Rosa about his fight against cancer, his life as a former child performer, and his latest album “Vida,” which features performers like Ricky Martin and Shakira. The former Menudo heartthrob gives insight into his view on life’s struggles and how they are reflected in his art. He is now launching his first tour since his illness.

Photo courtesy Digital Girl Inc.

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Draco Rosa (born June 27, 1969), also known as Robi Draco Rosa and Robby Rosa, is a Puerto Rican Grammy Award winning musician, dancer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. Born as Robert Edward Rosa Suárez on Long Island, New York and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he originally garnered fame as a member of boy band Menudo in the 1980s. As co-writer and co-producer of many of Ricky Martin’s hits in English and in Spanish, he created the framework for the revolution in bilingual music careers that continue to dominate the charts to the present day. His latest album, Vida, is truly a celebration of life. He recorded it after he announced in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with cancer.

Sabiduría: Luchadores

For a few words of wisdom this week, we turn to the luchadores, the masked wrestlers of Mexico. Jasmine Garsd brings us the words of one fighter who’s been combating opponents in the ring, and homophobia in society. This luchador is part of Los Exóticos, a group of fighters in drag based in Mexico City.

Jasmine Garsd was born in Argentina and hosts NPR’s Alt.Latino podcast. As a journalist she’s worked on the NPR programs Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation and Tell Me More. She has covered a wide variety of topics for radio including immigration issues.

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