Somos Primos "We are Cousins" March 2017
Dear Friends and Primos:
Last year, in March, we first introduced a new project, the Spanish Presence in the Americas’ Roots.
The SPAR committee has been actively engaged in events, displays, visualizing and organizing the concept.
Just as Somos Primos is a networking format for family history researchers with Spanish heritage, SPAR is intended to increase networking among those whose concern is for acceptance and appreciation of the presence of Spanish heritage in the United States. A SPAR website will be in place in April.
SPAR is a collaborative effort to approach the goal of increased visibility for the Spanish Presence in Americas Roots by developing, supporting, and encouraging the efforts of stand-alone, independent projects, and publicizing organizations and events which enhance that awareness.
SPAR Vision Statement: Exclusion of the history of the Spanish presence has led to public confusion. Confusion leads to tension, fault-finding and unresolved social issues. We cannot change history; however, we can learn from it and enjoy the benefits of cooperation, scientific discoveries and innovations which have improved our lives. We can gratefully go forward, learning, sharing and growing in our humanity towards each other.
SPAR Mission Statement: Through a variety of projects, to inform and educate the general public with fact based history of the Spanish contributions to the development of the Americas.
SPAR Values Statement: We intend to share the history of the Spanish presence in the Americas to increase national unity in the United States, and to increase international understanding of the valuable contributions of the Spanish in the Americas.
SPAR is focused on promoting the roots and contributions in the United States of the Spanish for public historic inclusion.
As editor of both Somos Primos and the new SPAR website, I welcome submissions for either. Whereas Somos Primos is focused on encouraging family connections, past and present, strengthening the family unit and extended clan.
Somos Primos will continue being a monthly E-magazine and SPAR will be an archive of activities that pertain to events, research and websites who share our goal. It hope to have it online on April 1st.
If you would like your organization to be listed or are interested in being involved on any of the 12 SPAR projects, please contact me by phone 714-894-8161 or email mimilozano.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Albert "Obie" Obregon "Lifetime Achievement Award" by Mercy Bautista-Olvera
LULAC Statement on the Nomination of Alexander Acosta for U.S. Secretary of Labor
Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta Finally Gets Her Due in Sundance Doc ‘Dolores’
By Manuel Betancourt
Friends of the American Latino Museum: Honoring Jenny Korn
March 22-24, 2017: NAHP Legislative Summit, Washington, DC
Segundo de Febrero and Chicano History Week by Felipe de Ortego y Gasca
Beatriz Acevedo, the Woman Behind MiTú
A Tale of Crossing Borders (Story of the U.S.) by José Antonio López
Rotary Lunch Honoring students serves up hope by y Steve López,
The San Antonio COPS Revolution by Roberto Vazquez
Embrace Pluralism, Not Neurtality by Seth Chalmer,
Mentoring Program aims to shrink the statewide shortage by Matthew Ormseth,
Why is America SO Rich?
State of Latino Entrepreneurship 2016
Business Women of the Year Awards
How to Fix Congress
Hillsdale’s free online course: “Constitution 101: The Meaning & History of the Constitution.”
Looking ahead: NCLR 2017 Conference
SPANISH PRESENCE IN THE AMERICAS’ ROOTS
SPAR Vision, Mission, and Values
SPAR 12 Projects
250th Quarter-Millennial Anniversary of the American Revolutionary War
Who was Paul Revere and Why Should You Care?
Anthony Marquez, Longtime Journalist
Gladys (Garay) Cevallos, Model Grandmother
Mark Whisler, Businessman
The Military Breeds Strong Friendships by Joe Sanchez
Marcelino Serna, WWI Texas Hero by Andres Tijerina
EARLY AMERICAN PATRIOTS
April 22, The Battle of San Diego Bay
Letty Pena Rodella, presenter on the subject of the Spanish contributions to the American Revolution
The Grijalvas of Orange County: A Californio-American Heritage by Vladimir Guerrero and
Edward T. Grijalva
What a wonderful Journey by Eddie Grijalva
Caution suggested by Patricia Navarrette in choosing DNA Lab
R1b el mas comun entre europeos
Did DNA Exist Before Life Began on Earth? New Study Suggests "Yes"
Study finds genetic continuity between modern East Asians, Stone Age relatives
Find My Past Launches Catholic Heritage Archive
Four Reasons to Write Short Stories
Finding Your Portuguese Roots
An idea from California to cut down costs for College student
Free online course on the United States Constitution
San Francisco’s main community college to be tuition free for city residents.
El español se habla en EE.UU. desde 1565
Los Toons: "Echale Ganas"
Dichos y Refranes by Ray Padilla
What It’s Like to Be Both Mexican and Jewish, by Samantha Cohen, February 16, 2017
Maps show the most popular religions where you live
Siglo XVII Imperio Español vs el Imperio Otomano
BOOKS AND PRINT MEDIA
Objective: Save Lives, Mexico in Madrid, 1936 by Maria Elena Laborde
Galvez / Spain – Our Forgotten Ally in the American Revolutionary War:
A Concise Summary of Spain’s Assistance, by Judge Ed Butler
George Washington’s Secret Ally by Judge Edward Butler
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
March 11th: SHHAR: Finding your Roots in Mexico by John Schmal
Looking Ahead: SHHAR’s Fall Trip to Salt Lake Family Search Library in Utah
Heritage Museum of OC Receives a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Community recognized two Top Educators: Dr. Stefanie Phillips and Dr. Linda Rose
Potter’s Lane complex in Midway city houses units made from cargo containers
Mexican Barrio of Westminster, California by Albert Vela, Ph.D. Marco Sanchez
University’s Generation United Nations, advocates for refugees by Angie Marcos
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
After four decades, drought about to end for downtown L.A.’s Ft. Moore Hill monument
March 18, 2017: Conference of California Historical Societies, Spring Skills Development
CSUF theater alum receives prestigious Millennial Fellowship from Jewish
California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse
Defending champ Granada Hills wins LAUSD academic decathlon
March 4 – May 12 Free 12-classes printmaking workshop by international artist Gustavo Mora
Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were exhibit, on display through March 29
Learning California’s Bilingual Constitution, Readers Theatre presented by
Kennedy Elementary 5th graders
CSUF is new home of journal that chronicles California trends.
Institute for the Study of Presidios held in February
Memories of Leo Carrillo by Dr. Refugio Rochin
Genealogy for My Grandmother, Refugio Bernabe Boronda by Suzanne Pritchard
April 5th: International artist, Carlos Núñez in Concert, in Seattle
Hosted by Consul Honorario de España, Luis Fernando Esteban
Family History Library Unveils Salt Lake City’s Newest Attractions
Hands On Heritage: The New Discovery Experience at the LDS Family History Library
Son recuerdos de mi Joventude
National Hispanic Cultural Center Siembra, Latino Theatre Season:
The House on Mango Street, Stage Adaptation by Amy Ludwig
February 17, 1929: Important merger of three political organizations by Gilberto Quezada
March 4: Battle of Medina Historical Society Free Event: El Soldado del Alamo
The Hijacking of Tejano History: The Four Month Seige of the Presidio in Goliad
Sept 28 –30, 2017: 38th Hispanic Genealogical & Historical Conference, Austin, TX
Clotilde P. Garcia Tejano Book Award
Free Texas Revolution eBook
February 8th, 1830: Last Franciscan in early Texas relinquishes missions
The Power of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy CMAS, University of Houston
Texas Now Has its First Ethnic Studies Bill—SB695 by Angela Valenzuela
YouTube: Kansas Hispanic Veterans Remembered
Memories – Third Year of Living on the Farm, 1945 -1950 by Rudy Padilla.
Roque Riojas, President: 34th (Red Bull Division) Infantry Division
Joe Sanchez, the Michael Calderin Blog Talk Radio Show, and Washington Heights
Every Friday at the Pentagon, 10:36 hours Applause for Our Wounded Heroes
25 Black Men to receive $10,000. each for Their Stories
Banding together to save Black School
Indian tribes and their territories in North and Central America
February 16th, 1599: Jusepe Guitiérrez, the lone survivor of the Bonilla expedition
February 10, 1721: French castaway reaches Natchitoches
Anish Kapoor Pledges $1 Million to Refugee Aid
Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew by Barbara Penn
1,700-year-old untouched tomb yields elaborate headdress figurine
Archaeologists Announce New Dead Sea Scrolls Discovery
Defunción de Don Francisco de la Mora. Conde de Santa Marìa de Guadalupe del Peñasco.
Defunción de la Sra. Condesa de Santa Marìa Guadalupe del Peñasco doña Yldephonsa Perez
Arts of Colonial Mexico
Matrimonios de Burgos, Tamaulipas 1750-1860 por Carlos Martín Herrera de la Garza
Las Ciudades Novohispanas por Beatriz Rojas
Francisco Zarco Mateos – Constituyente, 5 de febrero 1857
Escrito por María Elena Laborde y Pérez Treviño
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
Neruda Film Successfully Captures Famous Poet & Country of Chile in the late 1940’s
The Hidden History of Jewish Life in Latin America
Surnames, a Filipino Response by Eddie AAA Calderon, Ph.D.
Descendants of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon
La tumba de Cristóbal Colón se encuentra en laCatedral de Sevilladesde
Lo que deben los EE.UU. a España
New Project to Explore Picasso in the Mediterranean
What is Holding the Arab World Back?
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