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Malang The News This Week
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis speaks at the San Antonio memorial service of Southwest Voter Registration Education Project founder William Veldsquez, who died of cancer June 15... California Gov. George Deukmejian appoints Robert Martinez of Sacramento as director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Martinez directs the state Department of Economic Opportunity... Florida state Rep. Javier Souto announces he will seek the seat being vacated by state Sen. Dexter Lehtinen, who accepted a nomination as South Florida U.S. attorney. Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferr6 says he may also seek the seat ..
Playwright Miguel Pihero, who broke onto the theater scene 15 years ago with his critically acclaimed work “Short Eyes” dies at the age of 41 in New York of cirrhosis of the liver. Pihero wrote “Short Eyes?’ while in prison. . . A federal grand jury indicts Joseph Ferndndez, the former Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Costa Rica, on charges that he lied about and conspired to establish a secret arms and supply network for the Nicaraguan contras in violation of a congressional ban... A panel of baseball executives and news media representatives nominate Mike Diaz of the Pitts* burgh Pirates for the 18th annual Roberto Clemente Award. The honor is given to major league baseball players who best represent the game through humanitarian undertakings...

College Freshmen Say Family, Tradition Critical
A study tracing freshmen who entered college during the nine-year period 1978 to 1986 shows that despite economic and educational disadvantages, Hispanic students’ attitudes regarding higher education are becoming more like other students? in the United States. The study’s overriding conclusion, however, is that Hispanic students continue to be distinctive.
Conducted by the New Jersey-based Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the study is based on statistics from an annual survey of full-time college freshmen by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at the University of California at Los Angeles, and the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C.
There were 1.6 million first-time, full-time freshmen in the fall of 1986. Hispanics numbered 80,018. The study surveyed a sample
IMPORTANT REASONS FOR GOING TO COLLEGE
Hisp. All
Frosh Frosh
Parents wanted me to go 20.5% 16.9%
Improve read, study skills 56.8 40.3
Make self more cultured 43.9 32.2
Prep for grad, prof school 63.1 47.1
Source: Change magazine, May/June 1988
IMPORTANT REASONS FOR SELECTING A COLLEGE
Hisp. All
M Relatives wanted me to Frosh Frosh
cpme here” 10.5% 7.7%
Teacher pdvised me 9.1 4.4
Qffpred financial aid 34.7 21.5
College hes low tuition Advise/ guidance 27.3 22.4
counselor 13.3 8.4
Wanted to live at home 23.9 18.8
Source: Change magazine, May/June 1988
of 204,491 overall freshmen and 3,617 His-panics. The statistics did not differentiate between two and four-year colleges.
The distinctive Hispanic perspective probably derives from traditionalism in the family and overall financial need. Most notably, the study points out that Hispanics? actual academic experience diverges from their initial high aspirations regarding education. “The composite average score on the American College Test in 1987 was 18.7 for the nation at large, 16,9 for Puerto Rican/Hispanic/Cuban-Americans, end 15.4 for Mexican Americans/ Chieanps” the study states. A perfect ACT score is 3$. “Among Americans receiving doctorates in 1986, there were 3,003 in the physical sciences with 53 to Hispanics, 4,548
31% of N.Y.C. Hispanics Drop Out
Thirty-one percent of New York City’s Hispanic students in the class of 1987 dropped out of school, the city’s Board of Education said June 20 in its annual dropout report The report was the city's first ever to give dropout data by racial and ethnic origin.
Hispanics, who account for 29% of the enrollment in the city’s high schools, made up an estimated 39% of the dropouts, said the report.
Blacks, at 39% of the student body, also represented 39% of the dropouts. Nearly a quarter- 24.3% - of the black students in the class of 1987 dropped out, estimated the report
The statistics in the dropout report, compiled by the city since 1978, prompted Schools Chancellor Richard Green to say that more
study was needed on why Hispanics did so poorly. Asked what specific plans the chancellor had to address the problem, a board of eduggtign spokesman, Frank Sobrino, said there was ’’nothing specific for the moment” The school board spent $41 million - or 0.8% gf its $5.2 billion budget - on dropout prevention in the 1987-88 school year.
Luis Reyes, director of research and advocacy for Aspirs, said the report validated Aspira’s contention that “there are a series of institutional barrier§(in the schools) to language-minority children, especially Latinos.”
Citing the fact that 50% of the kindergarten class comes from homes where English is not the dominant language, Reyes said the problem will worsen unless the school board acts now.
- Felix Perez
in the social sciences with 130 to Hispanics, and 5,595 in education with 188 to Hispanics, according to the National Research Council,” it says.
“Census statistics showed in 1987 that among people over the age of 25, the portion who were college graduates was 8.6% for Hispanics and 20.6% for non-Hispanics.” Among its key findings:
AMBITION - Hispanics in 1986 were slightly more apt to aspire to post-baccalaureate study. For example^ 12.5% of them, compared with 9.6% of all students, said professional degrees were their goal, while 10.2%, compared to 9.7% of all students, said that doctorates were their goal. When asked whether preparing for graduate or professional school was
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‘VERY IMPORTANT OR ‘ESSENTIAL’ OBJECTIVES
Hisp. All
Frosh Frosh
Help Others in Difficulty 67.2% 57.2%
Be Successful In Business 58.5 49.0
Participate in Comm. Prog. 26.3 18.5
Source: Change magazine, May/June 1988.
‘Arizona English’ Failing
Arizona English’s drive for an amendment to the state Constitution that recognizes English as the state’s official language but rejects a statute that says so may fall short of the signatures it needs by July 7.
Spokesperson Kathy O’Donnell said the organization has collected only70,000 of the 130,000 signatures needed to get on the November ballot
She said, “It seems the legislature and their ability to get a referendum on the ballot is our best bet now.”
As of June 16, the referendum was stalled in the Senate.
Robert Park, head of Arizonans for Official English, said that as of June 16 the group had collected 28,446 more signatures than needed to get a measure on the ballot making English the state’s official language. According to Park, the organization wants to collect 200,000 signatures, enough to provide a “safety net.”


Minn. Judge Fasts; Charges Press, Colleague Bias
Former New Mexico Gov. Jerry Apodaca flew to St. Paul, Minn., June 21 to visit with suspended Ramsey County District Judge Alberto Miera and encourage him to end a 41-day fast.
Miera, a 37-year-old New Mexico native, has vowed to continue the water-only fast for 100 days. He told Weekly Report that he dropped from 188 pounds to about 130.
At a press conference after the visit, Apodaca blasted the local press for what he considered its biased reporting following a sexual harassment case brought against the judge by a male staff member.
Miera became the first Hispanic judge in the state in 1983. He admits to bisexuality. He is divorced and has no children.
It was the most frustrating conference I’ve ever been involved with,” Apodaca told Weekl y Report." If s just that frustration that pushed the judge into the fast.”
In March 1987 ajuryfound Mieraguiltyof forcing a kiss upon his court reporter. This, under Minnesota law, constitutes assault and battery. Later, Miera was acquitted by a judge of sexual harassment.
Miera said he will fast until Neil Johnson, his former aide, recants his charges or unless Miera’s colleagues admit they acted improperly when they made public statements calling for Miera’s removal while the harassment case was still pending.
Under the leadership of then-Chief Judge David Marsden, nearly all 23 judges recom-
mended that he be removed.
The Supreme Court rejected the panel's request at the time. It is now reconsidering Miera’s removal. It suspended him with pay in March 1988.
“My immediate reaction (to the fast) was that it was somewhat self-serving,” said Apodaca. “But I really think he’s trying to address issues of double standards. Ifs good that Hispanic leadership be aware of this”
Antonia Hernandez, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, told Apodaca MALDEF would be willing to investigate the actions of the Ramsey County judges, said Apodaca.
- Darryl Figueroa
Latino Freshmen Remain Distinctive
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an important reason for going to college, Hispanic students consistently answered in the affirmative - 63.1% vs. 47.1%.
ECONOMICS - Nearly 25% of Hispanic families lived below the poverty level in 1986, compared with 9.9% of all families. Low tuition, the ability to live at home while attending college, and the availability of financial aid all were important considerations for college-bound Hispanics. One-quarter of Hispanic frosh reported they had “major concerns” about their ability to finance a college education, compared with 14.1% of students in general.
FAMILY TIES-In 1986,20.5% of Hispanic frosh attended a college because a parent wanted them to go, compared with 7.7% of freshmen in general. The desire to live at home influenced the college choice of 23.9%, compared with 18.8% of all students.
NON-ACADEMIC ASPIRATIONS - The 1986 Hispanic unemployment rate was 10.6%. It was6.7% for the rest of the population. The
City Helps Cancer Victim
Residents of Salem, Ore., rallied to raise $2,400 in three days to send Oscar Martinez home to Mexico June 14, three days after he learned that he may not live longer than four weeks.
The Mid-Williamette Valley Hospice directed the drive to send the 17-year-old home. “The whole community rallied around,” said a spokeswoman for the hospice.
Martinez was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph glands, last fall, one month after his arrival.
Martinez came to the United States to earn money for his family in Santiago Apostol in southern Mexico. He worked as a tree planter before being diagnosed with the cancer. He was told he had four weeks to live after a severe relapse June 11. He had been undergoing daily radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
- Angela Walker
median family income was $19,995 for Hispanics and $29,458 for others. Hispanics, who were generally in agreement with their non-Hispanic counterparts that college is the route to making more money and getting a better job, also revealed important idealistic considerations relating to higher education. More than others, they expressed a desire to “help others who are having difficulty.” In defining their essential life goals, Hispanics said they wanted to go to college “to gain a general education and appreciation of ideas” and viewed col lege as a way to i nfluence the political and social structures more consistently than others.
“The obvious question arises that with so much aspiration among Hispanics, why isn’t more happening?” the report asks. The study strongly suggests that better guidance from parents, high school counselors and teachers might ameliorate Hispanics’ lower-than-expected academic performance. It also cites better pre-baccalaurate preparation as a possible means for removing yet another obstacle.
- Diana Padilla
AIDS Differences Charted
A study of U.S. Hispanics who were not born on the mainland U nited States indicates Puerto Ricans are at the greatest risk of contracting AIDS, usually through intraveneous drug use. The results were made public in Stockholm, Sweden, at the Fourth National Conference on AIDS June 14.
The study, undertaken by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, put the number of AIDS cases per million Puerto Ricans at 1,160. The incidence for Cuban Americans was 788 per million. For Mexican Americans the rate was 159 per million. For those U.S. Latinos from other Latin American countries, the rate stood at 603 per million.
Efforts for controlling intraveneous drug abuse in the Hispanic community should concentrate on Puerto Ricans, said the epidemiologist who authored the study, Richard Selik.
Survey Aims to Predict Latino Voting Patterns
By 1990 demographers and political experts may be able to predict Hispanic voting patterns accurately for the first time, according to Rodolfo de la Garza, principal investigator for the Latino National Political Survey. The Ford Foundation has provided $157,000 in start-up moneyforthe survey, it was announced June 10 by the University of Texas at Austin.
The survey wi II be conducted to provide the first national political profile of Hispanics, with some results available beginning in 1990. The Inter-University Program for Latino Research will hold 2,600 in-person interviews to determine the political values, attitudes and behavior of Latinos- voters and non-voters.
“This study will enable us to get beyond partisan speculation and address objectively and systematically how Latinos view the political system, what they offer to it and what they expect from it,” said de la Garza De la Garza is director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, one of the member groups that make up the Inter-University Program for Latino Research.
The research effort is also expected to yield demographic and social information on Latinos never before available, according to de la Garza. Some of this data will be fed to the Panel Study on Income Dynamics.
The researcher said he considers PSID’s involvement an important part of the project. “Following 1990 we will have some way of tracking Hispanic economic life... as we do blacks and Anglos,” de la Garza told Weekly Report.
Mariels End Hunger Strike
Mariel detainees in a Marksville, La., prison ended their nine-day hunger strike June 14 after U.S. Immigration and Naturalization officials agreed to speed up screening interviews for the Cuban prisoners approved for release.
The 44 Avoyelles County Jail inmates remaining on strike were promised the INS would determine within 60 days if inmates who have completed their sentences are eligible for residency in the United States.

Hispanic Link Weekly Report


Linda Chavez, guest columnist
To Attract Minorities, Republicans Need Urban Vision
My introduction to Republican Party politics at the grassroots level came in the early spring of 1986. I was a new Republican, having changed party affiliation only the year before, and was seeking the party’s nomination forthe U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring liberal Republican Charles Mathias of Maryland.
My opponent in the primary was a wealthy Baltimore businessman. A handsome 50-year-old, Richard Sullivan fit the stereotype of a Republican candidate. He was white and affluent.
With my dark skin, Spanish surname and years in the public and non-profit sectors, I’m not sure I qualified in most people’s minds as either.
I grew up a blue-collar Democrat, more comfortable around working people like my dad than around businessmen. Before joining the Reagan administration, I had been to a country club exactly once in my life. I was 16 years old and had been invited to a dance by a shy boy whose parents were members of the most exclusive club in town.
The memory remains fresh even today. Nervous and feeling out of place, I sought refuge in the ladies’ room. Most of the other girls putting on lipstick at the mirror just stared, but one daring girl couldn’t resist.
“Where’d you ccme from, Chiquita?” she asked as the others tittered.
FEELING UNWELCOME
That early experience colored my view of country clubs for life. Needless to say, I was less than thrilled to learn that as a candidate in the Republican primary, I would be spending a fair amount of time in such establishments. I never got very good at the country club routine. I was frequently described as aloof, cold, some even thought, snobbish. Inside, I was feeling like the little Mexican girl who still wasn’t welcome.
A good deal of my uneasiness, but not all of it, can be chalked up to my own insecurity. I’ve talked to other Republicans from traditionally non-Republican backgrounds - blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Eastern Europeans - who feel that same sense of social alienation in their party.
Most became Republicans late in life, having grown up like me in staunchly Democratic homea Virtually all of them became Republicans because they were deeply disillusioned by recent shifts in the Democratic Party. They disliked the Democrats’ isolationist foreign policy and many, ironically, were disconcerted at the Democrats’
pandering to each and every racial, ethnic and lifestyle group.
The Republican Party offered an appealing political philosophy but not necessarily the same social comfort level as the Democrats.
The first thing is don’t try to imitate the Democrats. Candidates who promise to appoint minorities to high positions aren’t fooling anyone. Appointments are nice for those who get them (and I’ve had my share), but they mean little to those outside the select pool.
If Republicans are to win more minority votes, it won’t be because they’ve promised tq,appoint a Hispanic to the Cabinet, a black to the Supreme Court and an Asian to be ambassador to Japan.
Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and others, however, do have special concerns. Most either live in the cities now or have recently moved out of urban areas because of crime and deteriorating conditions there. Many grew up poor or are only a generation removed from being poor. Most have relatives who are poorer than they are.
If the party hopes to attract large numbers of minorities, it will have to begin to deal more seriously with the problems of poverty and the underclass. It is not enough to say that a rising tide of general economic prosperity will lift all boats. Those drowning in the underclass are proof that the largest peacetime period of sustained economic growth in this country still has left many persons in our society out of the lifeboats.
‘MONEY IS NOT ENOUGH’
The Republican Party needs a serious urban policy that will address education, welfare reform, housing, crime, drugs and teenage pregnancy. Such a program need not mean accepting the idea that government has a role to play in such issues and must be part of the solution. The private sector can and should play a role in solving some of these problems, but it can’t be expected to do it alone.
Republicans must do more than see poor people as red ink on an accounts ledger. Money not spent on education now will mean more money spent later on a non-competitive society. Of course, money is not enough - a lesson the Democrats still have not learned - but it is an essential ingredient.
Unfortunately, the Democrats have been able to convince many people that they are the only ones who really give a damn about minorities. They spend a lot of time talking about the problems that affect minorities most acutely. Most importantly, they spend a lot of time talking to minorities.
If Republicans hope to wean away blacks, Hispanics, and other traditional Democrats, they have to begin doing the same thing. It’s going to take more than talking to produce some real gains. It remains to be seen if either party is up to that task.
(Linda Chavez, who resides in Maryland, is a television and radio commentator and president of U.S. English.)
Sin pe/os enla lengua
TAKE ME TO YOUR LIDER: Some 40 Latino collegians, mostly from California and Texas, spent two weeks getting an insiders’ tour of Washington, D.C., this month. They were part of a Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program coordinated by Maria Luisa Alaniz of Stanford University and funded by the Ford Foundation.
On their first day in the nation’s capital, they were asked to write down the names of three Latinos or Latinas whom they admired as leaders.
Their answers included a mix of local and national figures, with San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros and United Farm Workers President C6sar Chdvez leading the pack with 12 mentions apiece.
They were followed by California Senator Art Torres, five votes, and Los Angeles City Council Member Gloria Molina and U.S. Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez (D-Texas), four votes each.
Although the student group was fairly evenly balanced between
males and females, only three of the 39 persons named were women. (In addition to Molina, Blanca Alvarado and Maria Elena Flood each received one vote.)
The poll was taken the day before Willie Veldsquez died. We were surprised and disappointed that he drew nary a vote.
Unlike many, the group didn’t consider “politics” a dirty word. Nearly half of those selected were past or present elected officials.
Two actors- Edward James Olmos and Ricardo Montalbdn-each earned one mention. No sports stars did. Nor did the current leaders of any national Hispanic organizations, although former League of United Latin American Citizens Executive Director Arnoldo Torres had one supporter.
Jos6 Marti, Pancho Villa and Ch6 Guevara each were mentioned. One student cast his or her vote for God; another for “my father.”
Not a single journalist or news personality was named. Who wants to break the news to Geraldo?
- Kay Barbaro
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COLLECTING
CONNECTING
SCREENPLAYS SOUGHT: Candidates 21 years and older may submit, along with a resume, a screenplay about the Hispanic experience to the Hispanic Film and Video Program. Screenplays must be no longer than 30 minutes (25-30 pages), in standard script form and include a breakdown of production costs. One script per person may be submitted to Hispanic Film/Video Program, c/o Columbia College, 925 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood, Calif. 90038. Entries must be submitted by Sept. 16.
FLORIDA ENGLISH PLUS: This organization maintains citizens should learn English and at least one other language. It is mounting a campaign to defeat a ballot measure that would make English Florida’s official language. Requests for information should be sent to English Plus Inc., 3400 Coral Way, Suite 203, Miami, Fla. 33145.
HISPANIC POVERTY: “Hispanics Emerging as Nation’s Poorest Minority” is a three-page article in the June issue of the Chicago Reporter. A subscription to the monthly publication costs$38. Fora copy of just the June issue, send $2.50 to: Chicago Reporter, 332 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, III. (312) 427-4830.
HISPANICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: The 70-page May/June issue of the American Association for Higher Education’s magazine, “Change,” focuses entirely on Hispanics in higher education. The issue highlights a Carnegie Foundation study noting the distinctive characteristics of Hispanic students in college. For a copy, send $7.00 to Heldref Publications, 4000 Albemarle St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016.
REPUBLICAN PARTY: An analysis by this week’s guest columnist, Linda Chavez, of Hispanic and black participation in the Republican Party is carried in the March ’88 American Politics magazine. Copies of that edition may be obtained by sending $2.50 to Nancy Christianson, American Politics Magazine, 810 18th St. NW, #802, Washington, D.C. 20006.
MINORITIES IN EDUCATION: A 48-page report by the Commission on Minority Participation in Education and American Life focuses on the underrepresentation of minorities in education and society. Fora copy, send $8.00 to Publications Division, American Council on Education, 1 Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.20036 (202) 939-9380. (Discounts are available on bulk orders.)
COLLEGE COST PLANNER: A Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Inc. quarterly newsletter explores strategies for financing a higher education. For a free subscription, write to the CHCI, 504 C St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20002 (202) 543-1771.
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(Late news on what’s occurring within the U. S. Hispanic community and those agencies and corporations that work with it)
$60,000 AWARDED
Seventy-four students from East Los Angeles were recognized this month as recipients of the fifth annualTELACU Scholarship Program. The students received $60,000 in awards.
Among those who received scholarships this year are 32 graduating seniors and42 college students. Recipients must be enrolled or plan to enroll in one of six colleges or universities: East Los Angeles Community College, California State University at Los Angeles or Long Beach, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Southern California or the University of California at Irvine.
In its fifth year, The East Los Angeles Community Union program has awarded $194,000 to 226 students. Scholarships funds from the community development organization are matched by Cal State Long Beach, UCLA and UC Irvine. USC contributes double the amount given by TELACU.
BUSINESS EXPERIENCE PROVIDED
Twelve Hispanic Arizona State University business students completed this month the semester-long Adolph Coors Hispanic Student Service Program. The program gives the students an opportunity to obtain hands-on business experience with Hispanic firms in that state.
The program, to which Coors contributed $60,000 for the 1987-88 academic year, allows the students to offer technical assistance to participating businesses, including setting up accounting systems and conducting feasibility studies. Some 54 students have participated in the program since its inception in 1985.
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $1,500 per student.
OTHER FACES, OTHER PLACES
The Carnegie Corporation of New York elects to its board of trustees Eugene Cota-Robles. Cota-Robles serves as assistant vice president for academic affairs in the office of the president at the University of California at Berkeley... Ivette Torres joins the National Education Association as a communications specialist. Torres was formerly the vice president for development at the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations... The Inter-University Program for Latino Research/Social Science Research Council announces that Alicia Chavira, Maria Garza-Lubeck, Marta Lopez-Garza and Zulema Suarez have received funding for post doctoral fellowships on research related to Latinos...
Calendar
THIS WEEK
CONTRACTING FORUM Arlington, Va. June 28-30
A forum offering instruction on how minority and disadvantaged small business can obtain government contracts will be sponsored by the U.S. Professional Development Institute and the Government Marketing and International Trade Institute. The forum is intended to bring together major groups with an interest in the U.S. Department of Defense 5% goal for minority contracting.
Trudie Deller (202) 659-2468
EDUCATION
New Orleans June 29, 30
The National Education Association will hold a joint conference on the concerns of minorities and women. Workshop topics will include illiteracy, overcoming 4
the teachershortage, testing and evaluation, health care and student achievement.
Vanessa Robinson (202) 822-7700
COMING SOON
STUDENT RECRUITMENT American Council on Education Washington, D.C. July 5-8 Ann Davie (202) 939-9395
LULAC CONVENTION
League of United Latin American Citizens
Dallas July 5-10
Joe Campos (214) 565-8522
IMMIGRATION FORUM
National Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Forum Washington, D.C. July 6, 7 Amit Pandya (202) 544-0004
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL Inquilinos Boricuas en Accidn Boston July 8-10 Wilma Col6n (617) 262-1342
June 27, 1988
“CREATING A BETTER FUTURE”
Mexican American Women’s National Association Washington, D.C. July 21-24 Irma Maldonado (202) 822-7888
SPOTLIGHT
UNIDOS: 20 YEARS OF PROGRESS: The National Council of La Razsts conference, July 10-13, will celebrate the progress made by the Hispanic community in the past two decades and look at the work still needed to be done. Among the workshop topics are computer networking, resources for elderly Hispanics, speakers’ training for English-only debates and Hispanas and politics. For more information contact Eileen Torres at (202) 628-9600.
Calendar will announce events of interest to the national Hispanic community. Items should be received two Fridays before publication date. Please include name, date, location, contact name and phone number. Address items to: Calendar Editor, Hispanic LinkWeekly Report, 1420 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.
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THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NEA) - the 1.9 million member national organization representing school employees from every state, city and community in the nation - is seeking a professional individual to promote excellence in both the teaching profession and in learning opportunities If you possess (1) a Master's Degree in Education ora related field;(2) professional experience that involves analysis research, strategy development, and policy formulation of instruction and professional development issues (3) skills in dealing with legislators community and labor union leaders (4) strong leadership, writing and verbal skills and (5) extensive experience with an advocacy organization, then NEA can offer you a rewarding and challenging job experience.
NEA offers excellent benefits. Starting salary $38,860 to $44,692 depending on current salary history and benefits package. Qualified applicants should send current resume to: Employment Manager
National Education Association 1201 16th Street NW, Room 221 Washington, D.C. 20036
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The National Board of Directors of the ASPIRA Association, Inc. invites nominations and applications for the position of national Executive Director. Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree; five years successful administration, program development, fund-raising, budget planning and management experience; oral and written proficiency in Spanish and English; and demonstrated inter-personal and public speaking skills.
ASPIRA is a national Hispanic community based organization active in youth leadership development promoting Latino educational advancement and conducting research and advocacy. Send resume and nominations by July 15,1988, to:
Search and Screen Committee The ASPIRA Association, Inc.
National Office
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 340 Washington, D.C. 20036 Attn: Lisa Bonilla
CONSUMER ATTORNEY
The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), a national support center specializing in consumer and energy law affecting low-to*moderate income persons nationwide, is seeking to hire a consumer staff attorney to provide case assistance, training, and other support to legal services and other attorneys and to write for NCLC publications. Minimum of 3 years litigation experience, excellent analytical, writing, research and advocacy skills required.
NCLC also seeks to hire a n experienced staff attorney to concentrate in energy law, weather-ization, fuel assistance, and public utility regulation. Utility regulatory experience or its equivalent ability to organize and timely complete projects, excellent research, writing and litigation skills; quantitative and computer skills, and minimum of three years of direct relevant experience required.
Finally, NCLC seeks a senior research analyst to participate in and direct empirical studies of low-income consumer energy and utility issues & to assess program and policy implications of low-income energy assistance programs. Past experience in the design and management of empirical research projects, excellent writing skills, and an advanced degree in a social science discipline required.
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COMPETITION ANNOUNCED: A new program co-sponsored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition and Universal Television aims to develop a series of short Hispanic films.
Film-makers are asked to submit screenplays- no longer than 30 minutes in length-to be considered for the competition. Winners will be announced Oct. 11. (See Collecting for details.)
Winning entries will be filmed and/or videotaped and screened to industry professionals at an event to be held in the spring of 1989. Three to four entries are expected to be produced with an estimated budget of $150,000.
The project was announced in a press conference held June 15 at Universafs facilities in Universal City, Calif. According to Kerry McCluggage, president of Universal Television, “This program represents a major step forward toward appreciating the contribution Hispanic Americans have made to our society.”
Speaking at the press conference, NHMC president Armando
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AWARDS GIVEN: Last year's abundant crop of Hispanic-themed films brought the number of Imagen Awards given in 1988 to three.
The films La Bamba, The Milagro Beanfield War and Stand and Deliver shared honors at the fourth annual awards ceremony, held June 9 in Beverly Hills. The National Conference of Christian and Jews, which gives out the awards, also honored Edward James Olmos with a special career achievement award.
There was a single Imagen Award given in 1987 - to the NBC series LA Law.
In a related item, La Bamba was one of seven recipients of the Mentor Awards, given for the first time this year by the National Associates for Youth.
Jaime Escalante, who inspired the film Stand and Deliver, received a Mentor at the June 22 ceremony in Century City, Calif., as well as the A&M Records/O Pictures music video for Luka, performed by Suzanne Vega. _ Antonio Mejias-Rentas
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NAHJ ELECTIONS: Membersof the National Association of Hispanic Journalists reelected as regional directors free-lance writer Agnes Montano in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and David Medina at The Miami News.
The six others elected to represent their regions on the NAHJ board are: Joseph Rodriguez, Hartford Courant in Connecticut; Felix Perez, Hispanic Link Weekly Report; DinoChiecchi, San Antonio Express-News; Constanza Montana Chicago Tribune; Holly Remy, The Arizona Republic; and Jose Lozano, La Opinion, Los Angeles.
They met June 25-26 in San Diego with NAHJ’s other board members, five officers and three at-large delegates who were elected at the group’s annual conference in April. (See Media Report, April 18,1988).
At the first full 1988-89 board meeting, David Medina, chairman of the issues com-
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mittee, presented a letter sent by NAHJ to the New York Daily News May 27.
The letter detailed five pejorative statements about Hispanics made by the paper, including a headline reading, Feds Nab 6 Pistol Pedros.
RADIO ENGLISH: Having canceled the Spanish-language show Enfoque Nacional, National Public Radio plans to test the Latino market in English.
NPFfs Latin File is scheduled to begin feeding 350 local NPR stations 14 minutes of news and features daily Aug. 1. Station managers decide whether or not to air the material.
Senior producer Jose McMurray believes the show will develop a strong following. “We’re going in the right direction. I am happy that we will have a daily presence.”
Commenting on the show’s use of English, he said, “Maybe it’s part of the maturing process, of moving from the sidelines into the mainstream.”
Recruitment is currently underway for a host and production staff.
THE LANGUAGE OF PRINT: The New York Times discovered English-language Latino magazines in its June 13 issue. In discussing the success of Vista, Hispanic Business and Hispanic magazines, the Press column noted that many Latinos prefer to read and write in English.
Vista publisher Arturo Villar told Times reporter Alex Jones in the Press column: “All those Hispanics born in this country may want to make love in Spanish but when it comes to reading and writing, if they learned that in English, they probably don’t read or write as well is Spanish.”
Jones wrote, “What remains uncertain is whether the various sub-groups of an increasingly English-oriented Hispanic population will be interested in publications that separate them ethnically from the rest of the population.
“For instance, would a Hispanic teen-age girl who likes reading English want to read a magazine about Hispanic teen-age girls, or go straight to Seventeen or Mademoiselle?” - Darryl Figueroa
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