Making The News This Week
The White House announces Jesse SÂ£nchez Beraln of Boise, Idaho, has been chosen as President Bushâ€™s 94th "point of light." He was selected for helping migrant workers and their children...U.S. Sen. Tim Wirth of Colorado names Richard Castro, director of the City and County of Denver Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations, as advisertothe U.S. Senate DemocraticTask Force...New York Mayor David Dinkins appoints William Nieves as the Office of Latino Affairs director... Gallup, N.M., voters gather 1,300signatures --872 were required - to recall Mayor Edward Munoz, who had said he would publicize the city as the nationâ€™s drunken driving capital...Ren6 Enriquez, who gained fame for his role as Lt. Ray Calletano on the Emmy Award-winning "Hill Street Blues" television series, dies March
23 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Tarzana, Calif. Raised in Nicaragua, he was 58...The League of United Latin American Citizensâ€™ Orange County, Calif., chapter honors five people for improving their lives and those of others. They are Rosa P6rez, anti-drug crusader; Jennie Castill6n, founder of a volunteer organization that aids border cities; Helena Marfa Viramontes, a writer of Chicano literature; Eloida Swenson, a single mother who graduated from college with honors and started a business; and Lola Romero Seymour, member of a group working to promote Mexican culture...Doctors say a back operation on pop music star Gloria Estefan was a success. She was injured when her tour bus was hit by a truck on a snowy Pennsylvania road...New York police charge Julio Gonz&lez with 87 counts of murder in the torching of a Bronx night club. Nearly all the victims were Honduran and Dominican immigrants...
U.S., Mexico Officials Target
By Roberto Rodriguez
Top U S. and Mexico health officials, including U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan, met in El Paso March 30, 31 to discuss ways to disarm the deteriorating border health crisis one official characterized as â€œa slowly ticking time bomb."
Meeting at Thomason Hospital, approximately 500 health experts and practicioners,
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Shigellosis Dysentery 7.1 17.9
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residents and medical students, political, government and university officials from both sides of the 2,000-mile border convened in the first Border Health Issues Symposium in history.
Discussed were concerns such as eco-
nomie development and environmental pollution, use of health services, overburdened and financially strapped service providers, and health service systems in different cultural settings.
While 4.8 million people live in the U.S. border region, 4 million live on the Mexican side.
Diana Natalicio, president of the University of Texas at El Paso and one of the presenters at the conference, told Weekly Report, "On the border the issue has a special dimension. Weâ€™re not talking of the quality of life but of meeting the basic necessities of life - waterto drink, waste disposal - of creating a disease-
By Roberto Rodriguez Widespread discrimination has resulted from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the third and final annual report released March 29 by the General Accounting Office has concluded.
Peter Duarte, director of La Fe clinic, one of only two health clinics in the border region of El Paso, said, "What we have on the border are Third World health problems - problems associated with poverty.â€
El Paso is a prime example. Surrounding the city are 350 colonias, housing subdivisions without water and sewer systems, inhabited by more than 50,000 people. The subsurface ground water they drink is contaminated by bacteria and toxic wastes.
Natalicio added, "Americans find it hard to
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It found the law has apparently reduced undocumented immigration, is not a burden on employers, has generally been carried out satisfactorily by the Immigration and Naturalization Service and Department of Labor, and has not been used as a vehicle to launch frivolous complaints against employers.
Congress mandated that GAO determine whether widespread discrimination has resulted solely from the law.
Said U.S. Rep. Esteban Torres (D-Calif.), "Hispanics promised to bethe greatest beneficiaries of I RCA but they have also become its greatest victims."
GAO based its conclusions on a review of discrimination complaints, data from groups representing the undocumented and a survey of more than 9,400 of the nationâ€™s employers. It also conducted a "hiring audit," in which Anglo and Hispanic pairs applied for jobs with 360 employers in two cities.
Some461,000 employers, or 10% of those surveyed, reported national origin discrimination as a result of IRCA, while 430,000, or 9%, discriminate on the basis of citizenship.
The GAO report recommends three options for Congress: leaving IRCA as is for the present, repealing the sanctions and antidiscrimination provisions, or amending IRCAâ€™s verification system to reduce the lawâ€™s discriminatory effects.
FBI[ Chief Orders Internal Bias Inquiry
By F6lix P6rez
FBI Director William Sessions met with agent Bernardo "Matt" P6rez March 28 as part of his investigation into snowballing charges that Hispanic agents who participated in a successful discrimination lawsuit against the bureau are being subjected to retaliation. The suit was initiated by P6rez.
The investigation, announced March 22, was revealed the same day that a Latino agent and two others who retired last year testified before a congressional panel. The House Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights was told by the three men that their careers had come to a halt because of their roles in the lawsuit. More than 300 Latino agents joined the class-action suit.
Sessions is scheduled to testify before the subcommittee April 5. U.S. Rep. Matthew Martinez (D-Calif.) and FBI equal em-
ployment opportunity director James P6rez, who is leading the FBI investigation, will testify April 29.
Reached at his office before his meeting with Sessions, P6rez told Weekly Report, "Iâ€™m very optimistic.â€
Hugo Rodriguez, the Miami attorney who helped litigate Perezâ€™s suit, was not so sanguine. â€œIâ€™m satisfied that Congress is holding hearings. But will the FBI be able to police themselves? The answer is obviously no." Rodriguez is a former agent.
As part of the investigation, Sessions has ordered "sensitivity-trainingâ€ classes at field offices where claims of bias have been greatest. EEO director P6rez and teams of investigators will travel to cities with large numbers of Hispanic agents, including Los Angeles, Albuquerque, N.M., El Paso, Texas, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, to look into allegations of discrimination.
Govt. Finds Widespread Bias from IRCA
Legalized Immigrants Working and Healthy: Survey
The vast majority of the 1.6 million California immigrants legalized underthe 1986 immigration act do not receive public assistance, are in excellent or good health and are employed, found a survey by the California Health and Welfare Agency released March 20.
The comprehensive survey, the first of its kind, was conducted to gauge the educational, health and social service needs of Californiaâ€™s newly legalized population. Roughly 55% of the 3 million people in the nation who gained legal status underthe Immigration Reform and Control Act did so in California.
The survey is based on interviews with 4,200 people who met the 1982 cutoff date for legalization eligibility and another 800 individuals legalized underthe Special Agricultural Worker program.
When asked if they had ever used programs such as Food Stamps, Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Supplemental Security Income, more than 90% answered no.
Nearly 89% of the respondents reportedthatthey were in excellent or good health.
The proportion of legalized immigrants who had health insurance was lower than the stateâ€™s general Hispanic population, which itself
is less likely to have medical insurance than either African Americans or whites. Sixty-three percent of adult Hispanics in California have health insurance as compared with 46% of Latinos legalized because they were here before 1982 and 30% who received their legal status under the SAW program.
Seven out of 10 of the pre-1982 legalized immigrants and 75% of those legalized through SAW said they were working full-time.
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believe these conditions exist in the U.S.â€
Dr. Joseph Brown, regional dean of the Academic Health Center at Texas Tech University, explained, "The population around El Paso is what we call binational. Some live in El Paso and work in Ju&rez. Some live in Ju4rez and work in El Paso.â€ He said the challenge for health professionals is meeting the needs of a population that seeks health care on either or both sides of the border.
Dr. Gustavo Olais, of the Pan American Health Organization, added, "There are 400
An arbitrator released March 21 the sequestered votes of a United Teachers Los Angeles referendum opposing incentive bonuses in contract negotiations for the school districtâ€™s 4,000 bilingual education teachers. The referendum was defeated 6,602to3,006, bringing to an end for now a bitter fight between teachers over the use of a studentâ€™s native language in bilingual education.
The measure, introduced by Learning English Advocates Drive in 1988, also opposed
Migrant Recount Misses
U.S. Census employees conducted a recount last week of migrant workers in North San Diego County after It was discovered that their initial tally missed many people and gathered incomplete information.
Despite the recount, people in the community who work with the migrant population believe that many people were still missed.
The Rev. Rafael Martfnez of the North County Chaplaincy faulted the agency for not working with community groups that service migrants and its failure to tap these organizations for bilingual personnel. â€œYou must have Spanish-speaking people,â€ he said.
million border crossings per year. That alone gives you a large possibility of transmitting diseases.â€
Duarte put the blame on the federal government. "The U.S. has to accept...the responsibility for its immigration policies. Thousands who have qualified for amnesty are without health insurance and are afraid to use health facilities for fear of losing their status.â€
Dolores Briones Ybarra, spokesperson for Thomason Hospital, said, "The health problems here donâ€™t stop at the border. The mobility of this population affects the entire nation.â€
teaching students in their primary language.
Jos6 Govea, a member of the UTLA board of directors, said, "I feel unadulterated jubilation. The votes had been sequestered pending charges that signatures to send the measure to a vote had not been collected by the deadline. The arbitrator found otherwise.
The unionâ€™s Hispanic caucus was successful in its countermeasure, which favors the pay differentials of up to $5,000 and promotes primary-language instruction as an option. It passed last October 5,561-3,952.
By F6lix P6rez A March 21 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that migrant farm workers injured on the job and compensated under state laws can also sue employers in federal court for additional damages is a welcome remedy but one that will not benefit many workers, said the leader of the largest farm worker organization in Nebraska.
"We have a lot of workers who are injured but they are the kind of injuries that donâ€™t show up until after years on the job,â€ said Ella Ochoa, director of the Nebraska Association
Judge Denies Petition In Official-English Suit
A U.S. district judge in Phoenix denied March 26 petitions by Attorney General Bob Corbin and Arizonans for Official English to intervene in the federal judgeâ€™s Feb. 6 ruling that struck down Arizonaâ€™s 1988 voter-approved constitutional amendment making English the stateâ€™s official language.
In turning down the intervention request, which would have allowed the two parties to appeal, Judge Paul Rosenblatt said, "It is not within this courtâ€™s power to determine that appeal is in everyoneâ€™s best interest.â€
Calling the case closed, Rosenblatt also denied the petition to send the case to the state Supreme Court.
Both parties indicated they will appeal Rosenblattâ€™s ruling to the full 9th U.S. District Court.
State Rep. Armando Rufc, a southeast Phoenix Democrat, told Weekly Report, "Itâ€™s not the simple symbolic gesture they claim it is. They claim what they are doing is not a cost to the taxpayers...Yet they are willing to litigate at a great cost.â€
The suit was filed by a state worker who charged her rightto free speech was violated.
of Farm Workers. She mentioned chronic back pain common to many workers that comes from laboring in a hunched position for prolonged periods of time. Ochoa also said there are many types of debilitating injuries that cannot be traced to one single event.
What is needed, she said, is that farm workers be educated about their job rights.
The court ruled on a Florida case in which 19 farm workers were seriously injured -some permanently disabled - when an Adams Fruit Co. van overturned.
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Move Against Bilingual Ed Bonus Loses
Migrant Worker Head Questions Ruling
N.Y. Latinos Greet New Voice
For almost three years, our only voice in Congress had been silenced. The investigation, trial and conviction of former U.S. Rep. Robert Garcfa had left the nationâ€™s poorest congressional district and New Yorkâ€™s Latino community mute in Washington. For the nationâ€™s 5 million Puerto Ricans, it meant there was no oneto speakforthem; the island is denied such congressional representation under its commonwealth status.
For years, the Puerto Rican elected to represent the 18th Congressional District in the Bronx has carried the burden of speaking not only for his constituents, but also for the cityâ€™s Latinos and the nationâ€™s Puerto Ricans. On March 20, New York Assemblyman Jos6 Serrano won the special election to fill Garcfaâ€™s seat, becoming the voice for many whose views have been muffled.
When that voice was heard at the candidateâ€™s victory celebration, his constituents were showing one another the goose bumps on their arms. They were ready to recover the lost time.
To them, Serranoâ€™s words were sweet music.
SERRANO HAS TALENT TO MAKE PEOPLE THINK â€™â€™The 18th district has been called the nationâ€™s slum. Outsiders point to our poverty, death rates, unemployment, poor housing, illiteracy and illness. And they are right,â€ Serrano told them. â€œBut they have also missed something. We glory in our differences, in the things that make us proud of where our families are from - the languages we speak, the color of our skin, our foods and music.â€
A humble and deeply sensitive man, Serrano, 46, has the talent to make people think. When he gets sentimental, he also makes them cry. And so when he spoke about his deceased parents, how they brought him here from his native Puerto Rico almost 40 years ago to the day he was elected to Congress, many of his followers wished it was still raining to disguise their tears.
The rain had kept them concerned during the first few hours of the election. It was keeping the voters away from the polls. But in the end, they were, in Serranoâ€™s words, â€œa little bit damp - and a lot happy.â€ Although the election threatened to be divisive for the cityâ€™s minorities, Serranoâ€™s landslide victory over Republican Simeon Golar, an African American, proves that the coalition that elected Mayor Dinkins, with the support of Latinos, also can elect Latinos with the support of blacks.
Making obvious references to that potential of divisiveness between blacks and Latinos, Dinkins also pleased the crowd with a few strong statements. â€œOnce again our people voted their hopes and not their fears,â€ he said. â€œOnce again, our people rejected the negative politics of division and exclusion.â€
A SPECIAL MOMENT IN HISTORY The mayor said that his own election and that of Serrano brought â€œempowerment for all who share this city.â€
The celebrants felt part of a special moment in history. After every speech, there were goose bumps.
â€œJesse Jackson, wherever you are,â€ shouted an emotional City Councilman Jos6 Rivera, â€œwe have a coalition here.â€ As Serranoâ€™s campaign manager, Rivera made sure that the bridges built between blacks and Latinos to elect Dinkins were still standing firm.
Among those sharing the overwhelming triumph, there was the conviction that the days of Bronx Democratic machine politics are over.
Roberto Ramirez, who with Rivera ran Serranoâ€™s campaign, announced, â€œThis is the new leadership. If there are remnants of a machine here, it certainly has gone in for a realignment.â€
The black and Hispanic people of the Bronx, he summed up, â€œrefused to be divided by their differences when it was smarter to be united by mutual interests.â€
(Miguel Pdrez is a columnist for the New York Daily News and a radio talk-show host in New York City.)
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Sin pelos en la lengua
THE CUBAN DID IT: The fire in an illegal Bronx social club that tragically tookthe lives of 87 persons March 25 was Page 1 in every newspaper I read.
Reporters for the New York Times, Associated Press, USA Today and major media in such cities as Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston all handled the articleâ€™s lead basically the same: 87 died, the jilted boyfriend of a club employee was arrested for starting the inferno.
Deeper intheir stories they mentioned thatthe suspect was Julio Gonzalez, 36, of the Bronx. Most said that he emigatedfrom Cuba during the 1980 Mariel Harbor boatlift.
Good, unbiased reporting. No complaints.
Only The Washington Post chose to be different. Its reporter, Howard Kurtz, led off:
â€œEighty-seven people were killed early this morning when a fire ripped through an illegal Bronx social club that authorities ordered shut down 16 months ago, and police arrested a 36-year-old Cuban...â€
The Cuban did it.
If the suspect had come from Europe 10 years ago, would the Post have said â€œFrenchmanâ€ or â€œPole.â€ Of course not.
If the suspect had been black, would the Post have written â€œa black manâ€ in its lead? Of course not. D.C. blacks wouldnâ€™t stand for it.
The suspectâ€™s national origin and/or race had nothing to do with what happened. So why â€œCubanâ€?
In some cities the media still consider us fair game.
WHOâ€™S BIGGEST? Of the seven Spanish-language daily newspapers in the continental United States, which has the greatest circulation?
A couple of weeks ago, Weekly Report called Los Angelesâ€™ La Opinidn â€œthe nationâ€™s largest Spanish-language daily.â€ Thatâ€™s what it advertises.
Not so, Gustavo Pupo-Mayo, executive assistant to the publisher of Knight-Ridder's Miami Herald, wrote Weekly Report.
He quoted the latest Verified Audit Circulation (VAC) figures putting El Nuevo Heraldâ€™s daily circulation at 98,311, compared to La Opinidnâ€™s 96,830, as tallied by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC). Additionally, Pupo-Mayo said, El Nuevo Heraldâ€™s Sunday circulation was 111,677 vs. 73,805 for La Opinidn.
To confirm the numbers, Roberto Rodriguez, our Media Report editor, checked ABC. He was told that for the six-month period through September 1989, La Opinidn showed a Monday-through-Friday circulation of 100,393, a Saturday circulation of84,690, and 73,110 for Sundays.
ABC said it does not consider El Nuevo Herald - audited by rival VAC - an â€œindependent newspaperâ€ because it comes wrapped with the English-language Miami Herald.
La Opinidn associate editor Monica Lozano agreed. No comparison can be made between the East Coast and West Coast dailies because El Nuevo Herald is part of a package, she said.
Pupo-Mayo countered: The National Association of Hispanic Publications recognizes El Herald as independent.
No one can deny that both papers exhibited dramatic growth in prestige and influence, as well as circulation, through the â€™80s. The cross-country rivalry promises to build into the 21st century.
What about the other five Spanish-language dailies?
Diario Las Amdricas of Miami reports a weekday circulation of 70,000. Los Angelesâ€™ Noticias del Mundo claims about 30,000.
New York Cityâ€™s El Diario/La Prensa and Noticias del Mundo claim 53,000 and 25,000 weekday subscribers respectively.
And Chicagoâ€™s El Manana, an eight-page, five-day-a-week product, distributed free, says it prints 42,000 copies daily.
Spanish literacy lives.
-- Kay Bdrbaro
HEALTH STUDY: The National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations has published a study, "And Access for All,â€ that says Medicaid has grossly failed in its mission of providing health care to the nationâ€™s poor, a situation that affects Latinos especially hard. The 145-page report is available for $27 by contacting: COSSMHO, 1030 15th St. NW, Suite 1053, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 371-2100.
DEATH PENALTY: The survey â€˜â€˜CaHforniansâ€™ Attitudes About the Death Penalty â€ reveals that when given a choice, 67.3% of the stateâ€™s residents support life imprisonment and restitution as an alternative to capital punishment. It also reveals that Latinos and African Americans are less inclined to support the death penalty than whites. For a free copy of the executive summary, write: Professor Aida Hurtado, 251 Stevenson College, Santa Cruz, Calif. 95064 (408) 459-4573.
GLOBAL FACTORIES: The American Friends Service Committee has published a book on the maquiladoras - U.S.-owned factories in Mexico. The 94-page publication, "The Global Factory,â€ explores the mounting exodus of jobs from the United States to countries such as Mexico and the Philippines and the implications of this trend on women, targeted worldwide as a cheap labor force. Copies are available for $7.50 by contacting AFSC, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19102-1479 (215) 241-7000.
FINANCIAL AID: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute publishes a newsletter on strategies for affording higher education. To receive the College Cost Planner three times a year at no charge, contact CHCI, 504 C St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 (202) 543-1771.
MULTICULTURAL ISSUES: The Minority Task Force of Michiganâ€™s State Technical Institute and Rehabilitation Center is accepting papers explaining Hispanic or Native American cultural tradition. The papers are to be published and presented atthe Hispanic and Native American Issues in Rehabilitation Conference May 3,4. Articles may be submitted to Bruce Callander, State Technical Center, 11601 W. Pinelake Rd., Plainwell, Mich. 49080 (616) 664-4461.
TRANSFER PROGRAMS: The Association of American Colleges has published a monograph, "The Transfer Challenge,â€ that focuses on efforts to increase the flow of transfer students from two- to four-year institutions. Four and a half million students attend community colleges in this country, yet transfer rates are, according to the study, "scandalously low.â€ The 74-page report is available for $12 by contacting the Publications Desk, AAC, 1818 R St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 387-3760.
TELEMUNDO PROMOTES CENSUS The Spanish-language television network Telemundo will rebroadcast its special on the census April 4,5,6,7 and 8 in an effort to spur more Hispanics to action in the decennial count.
With reports by local Telemundo anchors in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, the 30-minute special examines the consequences of an undercount, underscores the confidentiality of information and gives information on how to complete the census questionnaire.
The network will donate copies of the special, â€œCenso â€™90, â€™â€™ to Census Assistance Centers in cities with sizable Hispanic populations. Telemundo serves 36 Hispanic markets and reaches 78% of U.S. Latino households.
SESSIONS PREPARE MANAGERS In an effort to help better prepare Hispanic managers to use the most up-to-date tools for successsful management, the United Wayâ€™s Hispanic Leadership Development Program has put out a call for its next management seminar. It will be conducted in Los Angeles.
HLDP, in its sixth year of operation, uses culturally relevant methods to give participants the skills to be successful leaders who can motivate. The project recognizes that many Latino managers often do not have a support system and lack mentors. Some of the 10 sessions cover leadership styles, fund-raising, creating a motivating atmosphere for workers and long-range strategies.
The sessions will be held every Wednesday, beginning April 18 and running through June 13, with the last one scheduled July 11. Cost is $500 but partial scholarships are available. For more information call (213) 736-1304.
OTHER FACES, OTHER PLACES U.S. Interior Secretary Manuel Lujdn announces the Mexican American Womenâ€™s National Association has joined the departmentâ€™s Take Pride in America campaign, an effort to promote public responsibility toward cultural, historical and natural resources...Dick Cabrera assumes the post of assistant dean for minority affairs and academic advancement at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn. He reportedly is the first Hispanic to hold the title of dean at a Minnesota law school...Ray Romero, a former commissioner with the Illinois Commerce Commission and director of the Chicago office of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joins the Chicago law firm of George Munoz & Assocs. Munoz is former chairman of the Chicago Public School Board...Steve Valenzuela, a Harvard-educated native of East Los Angeles, is named director of operations for the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles...
AIDS FORUM San Francisco April 4
Instituto Familiar de La Raza and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation are co-sponsoring a forum on HIV/AIDS, health insurance, the HIV antibody test and amnesty/immigration.
Ernesto Hinojos (415) 864-5855 EMPLOYMENT CONFERENCE Miami April 4,5
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold a regional Hispanic Employment Conference to increase the percentage of Latinos in its work force. Phil Villa-Lobos (202) 447-4026 RECRUITMENT CONFERENCE
Austin, Texas April 4-6
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will host the annual Minority Student Recruitment and Retention Conference. Participants will have an opportunity to learn strategies of ensuring both access and achievement of Latinos and blacks in their institutions.
Ram6n Dovalina (512) 483-7443 DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY Washington, D.C. April 5
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is hosting a panel discussion on photographer Miguel Gandertâ€™s documentary, "VSJ - Varrio San Jose: Scenes from an Urban Chicano Experience. The photography depicts contemporary Mexican American life in an Albuquerque, N.M., neighborhood.
Susan Foster (202) 357-3129 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Philadelphia April 5
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Hispanic Leadership Development Program of the U.S. Department of Labor will hold a conference to examine ways to overcome barriers to employment.
Olga Rubio (215) 665-2571 LATINO EMPOWERMENT Chicago April 5
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund is celebrating a decade of serving the Latino community in that city at its 10th annual awards dinner.
Mari Fohrman (312) 427-9363 CULTURAL FESTIVAL Atlanta April 8
Hispanic students are representing their cultures through music, folkloric dance, food and pinata exhibits at Emory University's 14th annual International Cultural Festival.
Denise Saez (404) 727-3300
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ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS and
DIRECTOR OF MINORITY STUDENT AFFAIRS PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Portland State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Student Academic Services and Director of Minority Student Affairs. The Assistant Dean/Directorof Minority Affairs will be responsible for creating, supervising and coordinating programs for all students which are supportive of access, retention and academic success; programs which foster diversity within the student body; and programs for minority, low income, first generation, disabled, and international students, which promote educational access and success. Direct responsibilities include supervision of the Office of Access and Development, the Academic Support Center and the Office of Advising and Academic Programs.
Qualifications: A masterâ€™s degree and five to eight years of experience in higher education or a related field are required. Preferred qualifications include: a doctorate of other terminal degree; university experience, especially in college student services; understanding and experience working with a diverse student population; experience in seeking and managing federal funds; excellent communication skills; and demonstrated leadership qualities.
The salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The initial review of applications will begin on May 1,1990, and continue until position is filled. The starting date is negotiable. To apply, send a letter of application, a r6sum6, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three individuals who will serve as references to:
Robert Vieira, Chair
Assistant Dean and Director of Minority Affairs Search Committee Office of Student Affairs Portland State University P.O. Box 751 Portland, OR 97207-0751
Portland State University is committed to the concept of diversity in its work force. Minorities, women, and members of other protected classes are encouraged to apply.
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NPRC is seeking applications for the 1990-91 NPRC/Philip Morris Public Policy Fellowship. The full-time, one-year fellowship is the perfect introduction to a career in public interest advocacy, providing hands-on experience on national policy issues that affect Puerto Ricans.
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to public service on behalf of the Puerto Rican community, excellent writing ability, and strong analytical skills.
The fellowship provides a $17,000 stipend and includes health, life, and disability insurance.
Send r6sum6, writing sample, and three references to Andre Barrdn, NPRC Public Policy Coordinator, 1700 K Street N.W., Suite #500, Washington D.C. 20006.
Deadline for application: May 1,1990.
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April 2, 1990
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CHICANOS REACT TO MEXICO: A group of Chicano filmmakers met in San Francisco late last month to discuss the outcome of Februaryâ€™s Chicanos '90 film and video festival in Mexico City and to strategize for success within the Hollywood establishment.
Labeled as a â€œthinktankâ€ gathering - and clearly not an intenttoform an organization - the March 25 meeting was hosted by Luis Valdez at the cityâ€™s Marines Memorial Theater where his play / Donâ€™t Have to Show You No Stinking Badges was being staged.
Valdez was one of several U.S. filmmakers and media artists who participated in Chicanos â€™90. Also attending the events in Mexico City and San Francisco were Moctezuma Esparza, Gregory Nava, Issac Artenstein and Jesus Treviflo.
The San Francisco agenda included an endorsement of the National Council of La Razaâ€™s recently announced Media Task Force, as well as proposals for creating visibility and political clout within the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.
San Francisco attendees also included representatives from various media-related organizations, such as the Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, the actors group Nosotros and the Latino Writers Group.
The think tank also outlined plans for a still-unscheduled Mexicanos â€™90 - a Hollywood-based film festival that will highlight the best of Mexicoâ€™s golden age of cinema.
ONE LINERS: While no Latinos were among this yearâ€™s Oscar recipients, an Oscar-watching party to benefit the El Rescate service organization for Central American refugees was held March 26 in West Hollywood. Actor Esaf Morales was the host for the third year in a row...Los Angelesâ€™ Hispanic Womenâ€™s Council named Raquel Welch â€œwoman of the yearâ€™â€™ at its ninth annual Women for Success awards dinner held March 29...VSJ- Varrio San Jose: Scenes from an Urban Chicano Experience, a photography exhibition, opens April 3 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C...Felipe Santanderâ€™s play is staged by LosActores de San Antonio at the cityâ€™s Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center April 8... - Antonio Mejfas-Rentas
ESCALANTE ON THE AIR: Jaime Escalante, the famed mathematics teacher from Garfield High School in East los Angeles, will host â€œFutures,â€ a new fall Public Broadcasting Service series about how math relates to the working world, careers and jobs.
The 12-part series, produced by the Los Angeles Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education, is designed to motivate junior and senior high school students "to study mathematics by showing that a world of opportunities is open to those with good math skills.â€™â€™
Segments being developed fbrthe first season are aircraft design, agriculture, cartography, computers, fashion, hydro-engineering, man in space, optics, sound engineering, sports performance, statistics, design and structural engineering.
Episodes will include such celebrities as Edward James Olmos, Kareem Abdul-Jab-bar and Jackie Joyner Kersee.
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Escalante, a native of Bolivia portrayed by Olmos in the critically acclaimed movie â€œStand and Deliver,â€™â€™ has received national recognition for his accomplishments with inner-city students in the field of calculus. Garfield now ranks among the nationâ€™s top four high schools, public or private, in calculus.
ARIZONA DRUG FLAP: Republican Attorney General Bob Corbin is threatening to sue former Gov. Evan Mecham over an article in Ave Fenix, a Spanish-language Phoenix newspaper that quoted Mecham as calling Corbin a drug dealer.
Mecham denies the quote, which appeared March 12 in the biweekly newspaper. Although the interview was taped over, the publisher, Margarita Toraya, stands by reporter Mauri-cio Moralesâ€™ story.
Speaking on the subject of drugs and corruption, Mecham reportedly told Morales that â€œone of the big problems with corruption in this state, and one of the top criminals in this state, include Mr. Corbin, and heâ€™s one of them.â€™â€™
It was an investigation by Corbin that led to
Mechamâ€™s impeachment in 1988.
â€œNeither Mecham nor Corbin have anything against us,â€™â€™ Toraya told Weekly Report.^ Corbin sues, he will not be suing the newspaper.â€ To be safe, Toraya added, the newspaper is attempting to restore the recording.
MOVING UP: Carlos Morales, copy editor at the Orlando Sentinel in Florida and former editor of Weekly Report, begins April 16 as a copy editor at the national desk of the Chicago Tribune...
Marfa Cardona, formerly of the Fratelli Group public relations firm in Washington, D.C., has been named Hispanic press coordinator of the Democratic National Committee, also headquartered in D.C...
Jocelyn C6rdova, manager of career programs for the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Hispanic Journalists, joins NBC News in New York May 7 as an assistant to the director of recruitment...
Eileen Flores has been named chief editor at El Renacimiento in Lansing, Mich., replacing longtime editor Jos6 L6pez...