Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff
For the thirteenth consecutive year, various institutions in the federal government, state, and local, community-based organizations and thousands of volunteers will join efforts during the month of October in the United States and Canada to perform a series of promotional activities and health education, including educational workshops, health fairs, referral to health services and health insurance programs, vaccinations and tests basic free detection, among others.
Binational Health Week (SBS), in which it participates the consular network of Mexico in the United States and Canada, is the largest community mobilization of the continent that has aimed to improve the health and well-being of the migrant population of Latin American origin living in the United States and Canada. This year, the thirteenth edition of the SBS is taking place from Oct. 1 with the participation of the consular networks from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
Along the SBS priority will be given to various topics relevant to the health of the Latin migrant population, including: the reform of health in the USA and access to health services; occupational health; chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes, infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis; occupational health and mental health.
Binational Health Week in northern California will be opened on Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in Transit Village Plaza, the Clinica de la Raza in Oakland. (See agenda attached).
Tribute to Santana and fundraiser
Sounds of the Streets is a tribute to Santana as well as a fundraiser for Milagro Foundation, which benefits underserved and vulnerable children around the world.
This foundation was started by Carlos Santana and his family.
During the will be a short PowerPoint presentation outlining the era (1960s) and the location (the Mission District of San Francisco) presented by CSM Ethnic Studies professor, Rudy Ramírez. Thereafter, a live performance by the Mission Street All- Stars will play selections from the first three albums.
This event will be held at the College of San Mateo Theater, Bldg. 3 on Nov. 13, from 7 – 9 p.m. Free parking in Beethoven Lot 2. $10 general, $7 students, staff, faculty.
Mexican government offers free books to pserve Spanish in the US
The Mexican Government provides funding for free schoolbooks in order to be used as support for the education of children who speak Spanish. This is expected to strengthen the cultural ties of children and young people of Mexican origin residing in the United States and contribute to the teaching of Spanish as a second language.
How do to obtain them?
These collections may be obtained by educational institutions, schools, school districts, public libraries, centers or associations of parents or community, meeting the following requirements:
• Serving children and young people of Mexican origin or Latin American.
• Pick up the books, or wide use on the island. The tourist sector will pay for these services in convertible pesos, or CUCs, the value of which is maintained at parity with the U.S. dollar. cover the costs of transportation of the books, from its location in San Francisco.
• Explain, briefly and in writing, the use of the collections, by specifying the number of users that will be benefited, and indicate data of the institution, address, phone number and email.
• Deliver this proposal to the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco by email.
Application should be sent to: Jimena Sierra, link to community programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. mx. Deadline is Oct. 24.