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Heart to Heart

June 05, 2012

“Will it be a live interview?” I ask hesitantly to Irma Campuzano of Telemundo Radio just 15 minutes before the scheduled interview. “Yes,” she responds, “and will your coworker, expert on the Heart to Heart Program also be present?” “I sure hope so,” I say. It’s before 8:00am and Rosa is nowhere in sight. Oh geeze, what have I got myself into?!

Cultural Night at MCC Full-time School

June 05, 2012

Thursday June 7th at the gymnasium of MCC Full Time School will be turned into a festival of cultures, cuisines, and community.  For the first time, the school is opening its doors to the community to share its diversity.  Over 15 families will be presenting the food and culture of their home countries.

Asian-American HIV Health Fair

June 01, 2012

In observance of the National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and through our program Uniting America- a project of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, we put together an HIV Health Awareness Fair at the Vietnamese Association of Illinois on May 18th.

Immigrant Leaders Thank Lawmakers for Productive Session, Live to Fight Another Day on Detention Center

June 01, 2012

Message to Suburban Democrats: You Turned Your Backs on our Families

The Asian Health Coalition; A leader on Asian Health Advocacy, Technical Assistance, Education and Community-Based Research

May 15, 2012

I have been working with a few community organizations over the past few weeks in preparation for our HIV Health Fair on May 18th at the Vietnamese Association of IL. I would like to highlight one of those organizations in this blog: the Asian Health Coalition. 

A Trip to Broadview Detention Center

May 09, 2012

This past Friday I was given the opportunity to join a group of seniors taking a trip to the immigration detention center in Broadview, IL. The seniors are part of Casa Esperanza Community Center’s Senior program.

Citizenship Workshops: Getting to Know Your Neighbors

May 02, 2012

This past weekend HACES and Father Gary Graf held a citizenship workshop in Hainesville. Hainesville is a very small village close to Round Lake in Lake County. We had never held a workshop there and it could not have gone any better!

Working Together

April 26, 2012

Partnership with the Asian Human Services on HIV outreach

April 24, 2012

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jing Zhang, the Community Health Program Director of the Asian Human Services. Dr.

Tu Eres Mi Otro Yo

April 24, 2012

‘You are my other me;” reads the first lines of Luis Valdez’s poem, ‘In Lak’ ech,’ a poem that embraces so much more than the words from which it is comprised.  This Mayan greeting embraces mutual respect that stems from the precious knowledge of self, allowing us to develop as complete, loving beings.

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