A Roman chariot rides over a carpet of colored sawdust with beautiful pictures that relate to the theme of lint. Behind it will come Jesus carrying a heavy cross, a true representation of the last days of Christ. The picture is from Puebla, México showing one of the many traditions of “Semana Santa”.

LaCasa Annual Meeting ‘05 Sponsors, from left to right: Sanford Miller, FBCU, Chad Stoltzfus, Lake City Bank, Brent Carrick, First State Bank, Jenna Mejia, National City Bank, & Lori Cline, Goshen Community Bank.

Latinos Voice Concerns to Ohio Legislature Dayton, Ohio

Latino Community Representatives from the Miami Valley participated in the People of Color Advocacy Day organized by the Ohio Commission on Hispanic Latino Affairs (OCHLA) at the Statehouse in Columbus on March 16th, 2005. The meeting was part of OCHLA’s overall strategy to improve the quality of education for Hispanic youth, and to facilitate the communication between the growing Latino community and state elected officials.


Sinclair Jazz Concert to Feature Trumpeter

Dayton, Ohio ­ Trumpet artist Bobby Shew will perform with the Sinclair Community College Jazz Ensemble in concert on Friday, April 15.


Chicago Chicano poet Carlos Cumpián read at Goshen College March 21

GOSHEN, Ind. ­ A Chicano writer working in English, Carlos Cumpián writes poetry that paints impassioned pictures of the Latino experience in the United States, giving an intimate ­ yet universal ­ look at the dissonance and divided experience of modern America. He brought his poetry to Goshen College on March 21 for a reading.