September 13, 2002

“El Festival del Grito”

Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation celebrates tradition beyond the border this Sunday with the 4th annual “El Festival del Grito,” taking place September 15 at the Coors Amphitheater in Chula Vista!

San Diego’s most-listened-to Spanish-language radio stations, KLQV/102.9FM K-Love and KLNV/a Nueva 106.5FM, are preparing for one of the biggest events of the year, as the Hispanic community gathers to celebrate Mexico’s most important holiday, Mexican Independence Day.

The doors of the Coors Amphitheater will open at 11:00 am, where an impressive lineup will feature performances by internationally-renowned artists including José Manuel Figueroa, Los Tiranos del Norte, Ricardo Castillón, Vicente Fernandez, Jr., Alvaro Torres, Los Humildes, Los Angeles de Charly, Alejandro Montaner, Angel Lopez and La Banda Tierra Blanca.

More than 30 vendors will be on-site to provide free samples and brochures to the more than 25,000 expected attendees. “El Festival del Grito” is just one of many grassroots events put together by Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation to help give back to the Hispanic community, in gratitude of its continued support and respect.

La Coalición Pro-Derechos de La Raza celebrar el Aniversario 192 del inicio de la Independencia Mexicana

La Coalición Pro-Derechos de La Raza invita a celebrar al pueblo en general el Aniversario 192 del inicio de la Independencia Mexicana. El 15 de Septiembre de 1810 el Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla convocó al pueblo mexicano a levantarse en contra del Imperio Español en el pueblo de Dolores, dando inicio así a la Guerra de Independencia que llevó al pueblo de México a obtener la libertad de la opresión europea.

Como todos los años, la Coalición Pro Derechos de La Raza convoca al pueblo a reunirse en el Parque Chicano para conmemorar a los hombres y mujeres que nos dieron Patria. Este domingo 15 de Septiembre a la 1 de la tarde nos reuniremos en el Parque Chicano en Barrio Logan para brindar tributo a esta fecha heroica y para recordarnos de que aún falta mucho por hacer para obtener justicia y dignidad.

Con una celebración política y cultural, los mexicanos de San Diego nos reuniremos para celebrar nuestra Independencia y continuar con la lucha en defensa de nuestros derechos, de nuestra cultura y de nuestras tradiciones.

Esperamos contar con su presencia para recordarnos de nuestro glorioso pasado y luchar por un mejor mañana para nuestro pueblo.

¡Justicia!
¡Dignidad!
¡Libre Determinación!

The Raza Rights Coalition celebrates the 192nd Anniversary of the War of Mexican Independence

The Raza Rights Coalition invites you and the general public to celebrate the 192nd Anniversary of the beginning of the War of Mexican Independence. On Sept. 15, 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rallied the Mexican people to rise up against the Imperial Spanish rulers and pronounced the famous Cry for Independence in the town of Dolores, where the war for Mexican Independence began and which thrust the Mexican people forward against European colonialism.

As we have done every year, the Raza Rights Coalition will convoke a celebration honoring those men and women who provided fought for a Mexican Nation. This Sunday 15th of September at 1pm we shall gather at Chicano Park in Barrio Logan to pay tribute for the heroic struggle and reflect on the long road to obtaining justice and dignity for our community.

We shall celebrate this day with a cultural political event where the San Diego Community, in particular the Mexican community, can join in celebrating our Independence and continue the struggle in defense of our human, civil and democratic rights of that has defined our history and our culture.

We await your presence to remember our glorious past and to struggle for a better tomorrow for our people.

Justice!
Dignity!
Self-Determination!

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AT THE POTRERO LIBRARY

Cultural Programs Educate and Entertain the Community

The Potrero Branch of the San Diego County Library, 24883 Potrero Valley Road, Potrero, announces the following Hispanic Heritage month events for September:

Saturday, September 7, 11:00 a.m. - Sand Dollar Craft with San Felipe.

Wednesday, September 11, 6:00 p.m. - Make authentic Mexican paper flowers with Marie Carle (This craft is difficult-geared to age 13 and older.)

Saturday, September 14, 11:00 a.m. - El Tesoro de Jamul Dancers

Saturday, September 21, 11:00 a.m -1 p.m. - Mexican Paper Crafts (all day)

Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 p.m. - Fun with a former Peace Corp worker, Justin. Learn about Equador.

Saturday, September 28, 11:00 a.m. - Pot Luck – everyone bring a favorite Mexican Dish

For more information, contact the library at (619) 478-5978

Discovery en Español Launches All-New Spanish-Language Web Site in Conjunction With Hispanic Heritage Month

Enhancing the timeliness and accessibility of its rich slate of Spanish-language programming, Discovery en Español will mark Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15, 2002 - October 15, 2002) with the launch of an all-new Web site, located within www.discovery.com. Like Discovery en Español itself, the Web site will be entirely in Spanish.

“Demonstrating our strong commitment to the Hispanic community, we are launching the Discovery en Español Web site in time for Hispanic Heritage Month,” says David Karp, senior vice president and general manager, Discovery Digital Networks. “The Internet adds a vital dimension of utility and relevance to our on-air programming. Now, with the click of a mouse, viewers can browse our diverse offerings and access programming information.”

The site will provide detailed programming information and schedules, with TV listings, program descriptions and air times. The first programming highlights featured on the site will be programs airing during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Through the Obtenga el Canal (Get the Channel) feature, viewers can enter their zip code and instantly receive the name, address and phone number of their local cable operator to obtain information on how to receive Discovery en Español at home.

“Just as the goal of Discovery en Español is to offer our Spanish-language viewers all the variety, entertainment and drama of the Discovery networks,” adds Karp, “the gal of the new Discovery en Español Web site is to enhance the user’s experience of our network.”

Discovery en Español Lanza en el Internet un Portal Nuevo en Español, Simultáneamente con la Celebración del Mes de la Hispanidad

Destacando la facilidad de acceso y la puntualidad de la programación con gran riqueza de contenido, Discovery en Español destaca el Mes de la Hispanidad (Septiembre 15 del 2002 - Octubre 15 del 2002) con el lanzamiento de un nuevo portal en el Internet localizado dentro de las páginas en la red de Discovery, www.discovery.com. Al igual que Discovery en Español, el nuevo portal será totalmente en español.

“En vista de que queremos demostrar nuestro compromiso con la comunidad hispana, estamos lanzando el portal de Internet Discovery en Español para celebrar el Mes de la Hispanidad”, dice David Karp, Vicepresidente y Gerente General de Discovery Digital Networks. “El Internet aporta una dimensión vital a nuestros programas televisados, por su importancia y por su utilidad. Ahora, con solo hacer click en el “Mouse”, los televidentes podrán ver información sobre la programación y muchas otras ofertas que tenemos para ellos”.

Este portal presentará información detallada sobre los programas de TV, con listados permanentemente actualizados, descripciones y horarios. Los primeros destacados que aparecerán en el portal serán los de los programas que se presentarán durante el Mes de la Hispanidad.

Por medio de la opción Obtenga el Canal, los televidentes podrán entrar su propio código postal, e instantáneamente averiguar el nombre, la dirección y el teléfono de su operador de cable local, para obtener información acerca de cómo poder recibir Discovery en Español en su casa.

“Al igual que la meta de Discovery en Español es ofrecer a nuestros televidentes hispanos toda la variedad, el entretenimiento y el drama de los canales de Discovery”, agrega Karp, “la meta del nuevo portal de Internet Discovery en Español es mejorar la experiencia que los televidentes tienen en nuestro canal”.

Smithsonian Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Smithsonian’s 2002 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with a musical grand tour of the Americas, courtesy of Anamer Castrello and her band. The free concert in Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, and a reception follows.

The National Museum of American History continues its ENCUENTROS: Latino America at the Smithsonian program with several activities, including the Sept. 25 Washington premiere of “Almost a Woman,” a film based on a memoir by Esmeralda Santiago and directed by Venezuelan American Betty Kaplan.

Other highlights of the one-month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) celebration include the all-day Fiesta Musical 2002 at the National Zoo on Sunday, Sept. 22, “Chicano Now: American Expressions” a multi-media interactive exhibition designed for the whole family that opens Sept. 27 in the Arts and Industries Building; and an Oct. 10 symposium on “Mexican Ballet in the United States” that includes dance demonstrations and a display of costumes.

The Reading, Writing and Rhythm: World Music Series Presents Perla Batalla

The City of Oceanside Library and Recreation Services Department, and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, are proud to present the Perla Batalla as part of the reading, Writing and Rhythm: Fall 2002 World Music Series. This performance will be held on Thursday, September 19, at the historic Sunshine Brooks Theater located at 217 N. Coast Highway. Two performance will be offered, at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Vocalist Perla Batalla, a Los Angelina of Mexican descent, possesses a vocal gift so deeply expressive that she truly belongs in a class with the best singers of our time. Growing up listening to timeless songs in her parents record shop, Perla has molded her early music experiences into a stunning blend and tradition. Perla’s musical journey has been highlighted by delving into her cultural roots, where she has explored and cultivated the rich soil of her heritage. The homage to her Latin background has opened up a world of music that has been an inspiration for some of her finest work.

Perla Batalla’s CD released in July of this year, Discoteca Batalla (named for her parents record shop), is a compilation of original compositions and traditional Spanish language classics arranged to reflect a rich bicultural and musical heritage. Presenting a resplendent, vibrant cultural celebration of imagery, magic and myth, Perla Batalla brings a power and understanding to the songs she sings.

Ticket prices are $7.00 for all ages, and are available at the Oceanside Civic Center and Mission Branch Libraries, and the Friends of the Library Bookstores at both the Mission Branch and Civic Center. Tickets will also be available at the door, pending availability. Free parking is available at designated parking lots downtown.

CHCI’s 2002 Hispanic Heritage Month Events

WASHINGTON, DC — Mark your calendars for the largest and most prestigious Hispanic Heritage Month events in our nation’s capital — the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 2002 Issues Conference and 25th Annual Gala. Join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary as a pioneer in helping Hispanic youth nationwide achieve their higher education goals. CHCI will also be hosting its first-annual Reyes of Comedy Night which will feature well-known and rising performers who will draw from their diverse experiences and backgrounds to present a comedic portrait of Latino life in the U.S.

CHCI, a non-profit and non-partisan organization, provides comprehensive educational programs and services for Hispanic youth. The CHCI board of directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of the U.S. Congress, non-profit sector leaders, and corporate executives.

For more information on CHCI and its events, call 1-800-EXCEL DC or visit www.chci.org.

Monday, September 16, 2002 - 2002 Issues Conference, Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Special Screening of HBO’s “Real Women Have Curves”, Location: TBA, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 2002 Issues Conference, Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Reyes of Comedy Night, The Kennedy Center, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 25th Annual Gala, MCI Center, 5:30 p.m. - Midnight

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