Posted by: Generación Latina | May 30, 2014

Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo in Generacion Latina

Hola young Latinos!

This week tune in Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10 pm to watch a new interview of Generacion Latina. This week’s guest is member of the House of Delegates David Fraser-Hidalgo. He represents District 15 in Montgomery County, and is actively engaged in the community and is part of the Environmental Matters Committee. Born in Quito, Ecuador, he attended Albert Einstein High School, and then earned his Bachelor’s in History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.  In this week’s interview you can learn more about how the House of Delegates work, how legislation is prepared, how marijuana was decriminalized in the state of Maryland, and more.

You can learn more about David Fraser-Hidalgo here:  http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/06hse/html/msa16856.html

Make sure to follow him on Twitter @fraserfor15.

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Also! Don’t forget that the deadline to register to vote is June 3rd! Here’s all the information you need: http://www.elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/index.html

Make a difference and vote!

Vicente Saez

Assistant Producer 

Generacion Latina

Posted by: Generación Latina | May 19, 2014

Futsal League

To every sports lover out there! Register for a Futsal League this summer. Starting June 27, every Fridays between 7:30 and 11 pm in the Twinbrook Community Recreation Ctr. Find four other friends and join now! 

Check out the video here: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Rockville+Futsal+on+Youtube&FORM=VIRE4#view=detail&mid=C2674CDE2600F9CCA3C3C2674CDE2600F9CCA3C3 

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Get your gear ready and register! 

Vicente R. Saez
Assistant Producer
Generacion Latina TV Show

 

Posted by: Generación Latina | May 7, 2014

Scholarship Opportunity!

 

 

Attention students! The Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship Program will financially assist Hispanic students enrolled in Montgomery County and the State of Maryland higher learning institutions! 

These are the requirements: 

High school/College/University grade point average of 2.5 or greater, or GED certification with a recommendation from an academic advisor.

Must attend a Maryland accredited post-secondary institution.

Significant contribution of voluntary community service during the last 12 months.

The applicant must not be more than a third generation Hispanic. Established home residency in the State of Maryland for at least two (2) years prior to the award date of the scholarship.

The $2,000 stipend will be used to pay for tuition and/or books and will be in addition to, and not to conflict with, any other scholarships or grants that the student may be entitled to. The scholarship funds will be remitted directly to the bursar’s office at the student’s school.

Make sure to check out the application here: http://montgomeryhispanicgala.org/scholarship.html

Good luck Students! 

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Vicente R. Saez
Assistant Producer
Generacion Latina TV Show
Posted by: Generación Latina | May 6, 2014

Summer Internship Programs!

Don’t have plans for the summer? You should look into the MillerCoors Scholars/21st Century Leaders Intership! 

Applications are now being accepted for the 10-week summer intership program for Latino student who are now enrolled in college. Also, students have the opportunity to earn up to $2,500! 

HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE APPLICATION: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=9Ydg-AOA5BWZjLEVXpiRDg

Here’s all the info you need!

If you need more please contact Dulce Diaz at ddiaz@ushli.org or call this number: (312) 427-8683. Good luck students!

Purpose and Expectations

  • Observe the dynamics of social change through bi-weekly seminars with elected officials
  • Promote non-partisan civic participation by registering 100 new citizens to vote each week at naturalization ceremonies
  • Submit report and meet with internship supervisor at least once per week

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university
  • Be in reasonably good academic standing or recent graduate
  • Be involved in either campus or community organizations or activities
  • Be at least 21 years of age

Preference will be given to students who:

  • Are excellent self-starters
  • Can work independently

Other requirements:

  • Able to attend orientation and training on May 30-31, 2014
  • Submit one-page essay on past experiences in campus or community involvement
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Participate in a one-on-one interview with program supervisor
  • Submit application by May 9
Posted by: Generación Latina | April 18, 2014

First Sentence Friday – Austen, Fitzgerald, & Márquez

A great post by my brother, the most avid and passionate reader I know.

From Cover to Cover

Most writers say the first sentence is the most important line in a book. It sets the tone, invites the reader to keep reading or bores him away, and often makes the difference between publication and rejection. As my love of reading, and words in particular, grows, I’ve become more interested in learning what makes a great sentence. This reminds of me of an anecdote in a book about writing sentences where a young, aspiring author meets with a publisher whom he tells he cares about one thing and one thing only: he wants to write great sentences. Not just great books. Great sentences. I love the passion and particularity of that anecdote.

So in this spirit, I’m trying something new here.  On Fridays, I’ll post a few first sentences that strike me as excellent – worth examining as much as enjoying. Hence, “First Sentence Friday.” (Now, if you can…

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Posted by: Generación Latina | April 18, 2014

Orlando Luis Pardo-Lazo Book Presentation at Georgetown University

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Orlando Pardo-Lazo is presenting his book at Georgetown Universtiy on April 22.

If you are an open minded reader from alternative genres or enjoy discovering obscure and burgeoning authors, make sure to attend the event located on ICC 662 from 5.00-7.00 pm. Cuba in Splinters is a collection of 11 stories about life in Cuba. The book contains stories from Cuban writers known as Generation Year Zero. The book is available here: http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/cuba-splinters/ If you missed the interview last week make sure to watch a short snippet on youtube. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch=1aLx283tfp8&feature=youtu.be — Vicente Saez Assistant Producer Generación Latina TV Show

 

Posted by: Generación Latina | April 6, 2014

Cuban Author, Cyber-activist Reveals Reality of Cuban Youth

@OLPL

There is simply no better way to introduce our guest except through his Twitter handle @OLPL as that is how I met him and that is the medium through which his voice is heard across the world.

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo explained on Generacion Latina the reality of being a citizen journalist/blogger in today’s repressive Cuban regime calling it “paternalistic”. He described all the challenges Cubans face as they seek to join the digital age and access freedom of information.

Whether it is the high cost of internet access, the carefully-placed boundaries on professionals when navigating the internet, or living under constant surveillance, this interview gave us insight into the dark digital world in which Cubans live in and their urgent need for internet freedom.

Here are a few sites he shared during our time in the studio which many supporters and freedom of speech sympathizers will find useful:

His blog: http://orlandolunes.wordpress.com/

His photo blog with plenty of Venezuela protest photos: http://vocescubanas.com/boringhomeutopics/

And now, drum roll….

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His new book: Cuban Splinters

http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/cuba-splinters/

 

 

 

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