Monday, August 31, 2009

Nominations and essays due September 15 for 'Orgullo Hispano' award and 'My Latino Roots, My American Dream' contest

2008 winning essay revealed "disappointing truth"

From the Nashville-based non-profit Conexion Americas, in conjunction with its 2009 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration:

'Orgullo Hispano' Award
Nominate your Unsung Hero

Conexion Americas is calling for nominations for the second annual 'ORGULLO HISPANO' Award. The award will recognize three Latino adults or young people who have been persistently but quietly working to better their immediate community --neighborhood, school, workplace, nonprofit or civic organization.
Deadline to submit nominations is September 15, 2009.

Click here for guidelines and nomination form (English/Spanish).

'My Latino Roots, My American Dream'
Calling Young Latino Writers for Essay Contest

Conexion Americas is inviting high school students in Middle Tennessee to participate in the second annual Young Latino Writers' Essay Contest. Young writers should address the theme "My Latino Roots, My American Dream."
Entries must be submitted by September 15, 2009.

Click here for essay contest guidelines (English/Spanish).
Read last year's winning essay "Dreams of Home in Both Places" by Dulce Torres, followed by comments by Conexion Americas Executive Director Renata Soto about the "disappointing truth" it revealed.

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