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The Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs has established the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame

Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Many outstanding Latinos/as helped shape Iowa and many strong Latino leaders continue to contribute their talents and skills to improve the quality of life in this state. To recognize andContinue reading…

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Marlu’s Xingonas of the Month: The Ladies of the Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines

This month, we celebrate a group of women that are the definition of Xingonas: the ladies of the Latina Leadership Initiative, LLI. The group of women recently celebrated their graduation from the 9-month program, withContinue reading…

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Maize Retreat, opportunity to celebrate Latino and Indigenous culture

The Maize Retreat provides youth the opportunity to explore the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program and Iowa State University. Youth participants from across Iowa will gather to experience 4-H Healthy Living, STEM, Citizenship, Leadership, andContinue reading…

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Iowans Say NO to HF265

A bill for an act prohibiting the state, counties, cities, and certain postsecondary educational institutions from limiting or restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws (Formerly HSB 67.) has been introduced to the legislature and isContinue reading…

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American Friends Service Committee Issues Press Release

Press Statement Press contact: Erica Johnson, AFSC Iowa Director (515)209-2733, ejohnson@afsc.org This week, President Donald Trump announced sweeping executive actions that would expand the border wall, cut federal funding to sanctuary cities and increase theContinue reading…

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Latina Leadership Initiative says good-bye to former Executive Director

A month after the Latina Leadership Initiative (LLI) announced their new leader, Christina Fernandez-Morrow gave her official good-bye on Saturday, Oct. 15. Christina Fernandez-Morrow welcomed Viviana De la Cruz ’15 as the new Executive Director,Continue reading…

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Latina Leadership Initiative Class of 2017

Last month, the leadership program Latina Leadership Initiative (LLI) premiered its fourth leadership class for Latinas. This year, the class has grown from 14 to 17 students, varying in ages and county of birth. ForContinue reading…