International Poetry Festival of Medellín.

2006 Alternative Nobel Peace Price

The Foundation Right Livelihood Award with its headquarters in Stockholm has officially announced on September 28, 2006, that a jury formed by ten international personalities has decided to grant the 2006 Alternative Nobe


Purdue’s Latino Cultural Center celebrates unity with Latino Heritage Month

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue’s Latino Cultural Center will celebrate Latino Heritage Month from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 with a series of events following the theme “Honoring Indigenous Voices: We Are One.”

“Our goal is to celebrate our differences and similarities through this event,” said Latino Cultural Center director Maricela Alvarado. “This year, the theme of Latino Heritage Month focuses on the connection of Latinos with indigenous, or native, cultures. Many Latinos descended from native cultures, as well as colonized cultures, and we want to recognize and celebrate those connections.”

Purdue’s events are part of the national Hispanic Heritage Month, established as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 and expanded in 1988 to a full monthlong celebration, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

This year’s celebration of Latino heritage began at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 with the grand opening of the Latino Cultural Center’s new location at 600 N. Russell St. Purdue President Martin C. Jischke will speak at the grand opening. This event was shared with the opening ceremony of Latino Heritage Month, “Viva el Churro,” which featured free cinnamon sugar-bread treats of warm churros as a celebration of Latino culture around the world.

Maricela Alvarado, director of the Latino Cultural Center, stands ready for the grand opening of the center’s new headquarters at 600 Russell St. (Purdue News Service • Photo: David Umberger)

Poet, Hugo Jamioy, from the Kansa indigenous nation of Colombia, during the closing ceremony of the XVI International Poetry Festival. EFE archive / Edgar Domínguez

LaCasa staff and local banking partners gathered at an informational meeting at Il Forno restaurant in Goshen . In front, from left, are Thomas Chenier, LaCasa Home Ownership director; Leah Stevens, Goshen Community Bank; Jenna Mejia, National City Bank; and Ralph Villalon, Lake City Bank. In back, from left, are Brent Carrick, First State Bank; Dan Haverty, MFB Financial; Scott Christner, 1st Source Bank; Louis Gerber, First Federal Savings Bank; and Stan Yoder, Farm Bureau Credit Union. LaCasa and the lenders are offering a new loan program, which combines a standard loan from the banks and a “second” mortgage from LaCasa. (photo LaCasa of Goshen, Inc)