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Viva Mexico! Hispanic Heritage Month Of Action

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Viva Mexico

On September 15, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo heard bad news, the Spanish were coming for him. On the morning of the 16th, Hidalgo took to the pulpit in the town of Dolores and made a shocking announcement: he was taking up arms against the tyrannies of the Spanish government and his parishioners were all invited to join him. His famous speech became known as “El Grito de Dolores,” Or the “Cry of Dolores.” Within hours Hidalgo had an army: a large, unruly, poorly armed but resolute mob. Hidalgo led his army towards Mexico City.

Along the way they laid siege to the town of Guanajuato and fought off the Spanish defense at the Battle of Monte de las Cruces. By November he was at the gates of the city itself, with an angry army large enough to take it. Yet Hidalgo inexplicably retreated.

In January of 1811, Hidalgo was routed at the Battle of Calderon Bridge by a much smaller but better-trained Spanish army. Forced to flee, the rebel leaders were soon captured. Hidalgo was put to death in June of 1811. The peasant army had disbanded and it looked as if Spain had reasserted control over its unruly colony.

But such was not the case. One of Hidalgo’s captains, José María Morelos, took up the banner of independence and fought until his own capture and execution in 1815. He was in turn succeeded by his own Lieutenant, Vicente Guerrero and rebel leader Guadalupe Victoria, who fought for six more years until 1821, when they reached an agreement with turncoat Royal Officer Agustín de Iturbide which allowed for Mexico’s definitive liberation in September of 1821.

Some people mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s independence day. That’s not correct: Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the unlikely Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.- Contributed by The Warriors Running Group

El Grito is celebrated on September 15th in Mexico at 11:00pm before the Independence festivities officially begin at midnight.

Today also marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month which is a month long celebration honoring Hispanic history, culture, roots and individuals who have helped shape this U.S.

Vote 2014

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August 2 Weekend ÁmateAhora w Verde Wellness & Massage at Fiesta Del Sol Over 1.3 million Attendees

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Verde and Amate Fiesta Del Sol

Join us this Saturday as the Fiesta Del Sol Fun begins!!!
2122 S Ashland Ave- Pilsen Chicago, Illinois- (312) 243-4530
We are so close to the fest 21 & Ashland stopby.

You will experience our Verde Essentials product line (organic, vegan, 100% natural)!

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And complimentary hand scrubs, chair massages. We will be taking reservations for massage on Saturday from 10am-2pm and will be closed on Sunday so call to take advantage of our Summer Special soon. We have limited availability.

ÁmateAhora will be collaborating w/ us to discuss health, wellness, and fitness with you. AmateAhoraCHALLENGE

Are you in DanceMode ask about Joe Veras Bachata Concert tickets. We have limited supply $30. Joe Veras

About Fiesta del Sol-
Its the largest premier Latino festival in the country, organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, a grassroots community organization. Fiesta del Sol is the largest non-alcohol family oriented event of its kind in the Midwest, providing an ideal direct marketing opportunity to over 1.3 million attendees for four days. Fiesta del Sol’s increasing diversity and popularity make it an ideal vehicle for reinforcing or exposing your brand.

Connect with the Spanish speaking or first and second generation, bi-cultural Mexican American community who attend Fiesta del Sol as a traditional home grown Chicago event. When you become a sponsor at Fiesta del Sol, you will target thousands of customers. This is a unique opportunity to take part in a fun, healthy event, reach the Hispanic market in Chicago, and help support a great community in the process!

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Description
Fiesta del Sol, the largest Premier Latino Festival in the country is coming to Chicago’s Pilsen community this July. Fiesta del Sol is a four day, free, family-friendly summer festival organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC).

Activities:
Art and Culture Pavilion
Children’s Area
Civil Rights of Immigrants Booth
College Fair
Health Booth (Keeping Healthy Campaign)
Copa Fiesta del Sol
Music (Rock, pop, Mexican regiona, Banda, Norteño, Cumbia and more!
School Expo
Señorita Fiesta del Sol
Food Vendors

Funds from the festival go toward an annual scholarship program, community organizing and educational programs for PNCC.

For more information about PNCC, visit: pilsenneighbors.org

For more information about Fiesta del Sol, visit: fiestadelsol.org.
General Information
Fiesta del Sol 2013
July 31st – August 3rd

Hours:
Thursday July 31: 5PM- 10PM
Friday August 1: 11AM – 11PM
Saturday August 2: 11AM – 11PM
Sunday August 3 11AM -10PM

Location:
1400 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL 60608

Meztisoy Organic Pilsen Market Honors ÁMATE by naming Meztisoy’s Fav ELIXER, ÁMATEAHORA!

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We are uber happy to continue collaborating with Meztisoy and so honored we were named after one of their fav ELIXERS, ÁMATEAHORA! Visit 1757 W. 18Th Street. AmateAhora Sonia and Jennifer

Jennifer Guevara Radio Host for Radio Vive 750PM, Committee Coordinator for Ms. Señorita Fiesta del Sol 2014 and I agree with Meztisoy, let’s provide access to healthy options at affordable prices. Bueno, Bonito, Barato! We are thrilled that Meztisoy is local, providing access to fresh juice, educating the community of its benefits, and offering it as a beverage of choice. ÁMATEAHORA! Is a 12oz bunny elixer, gets your veggies in and gives you an opportunity to say hi to Sonia! Its a WIN-WIN.

Elk Grove High School powered up with Meztisoy. Wonder which school is next? Could be you! Elk Grove High School at MeztiSoy

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Hey check out the video clip Telemundo Chicago did at Meztisoy on Juicing/Conoce Las Realidades De La Jugoterapia. http://www.telemundochicago.com/noticias/Conoce-las-maravillas-de-la-jugoterapia-266243051.html

fructose-makes-your-brain-dull We get that our culture is driven by sugary soda and red meat. Hence we are committed to take a stand by sharing our testimony on the benefits of being healthy and investing in Your Health! She wants to share options like ground soy, tofu, vegetables and Bok Choy to use in family recipes for tacos, soups and enchiladas. Sonia adds “We want to make sure our community knows that meat is not the only food that is nutritional, and present vegan dishes with a Mexican twist.”

Sonia Yanez Co-Owner at Meztisoy shares with us her mission and vision. “Meztisoy is a community grocery store where you are in connection with your roots, and is a place where we can show alternative options, for healthy living.” View the video Pilsen Portal prepared for you on Meztisoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REIOzf2D-E0
About Meztisoy

The Yañez family redesigned the interior layout to mimic a market that you would see in various Latino countries. It’s a one-stop-shop where you can get fresh fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meat, poultry, fish, cheeses and Mexican-style soy creations from the deli, an affordable meal at the café with a vegan-focused menu, also experience the opportunity to try fresh juice and elixers. Not only does Meztisoy offer the organic products, but the store also has a built-in juice bar. Such a gift to have Meztisoy in Pilsen! Juice Menu

Read more about Meztisoy: http://www.pilsenportal.org/news/2772

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Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meztisoy.pilsen

ÁmateAhora showcasing Heart of Chicago’s Best Healthy Bites! Sat 6.14th

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Gracias por tu géneros tiempo y rica comidad!

I thank each of our sponsors for sharing your healthy bites, elixirs, and time with us at ÁmateAhora.

Here are the following time slots for the distinguished restaurants providing healthy bites;
10am-11am MeztiSoy offering Yummy Elixirs
2pm-3pm Chef Cortez La Taberna Tapas on Halsted leading a Cooking Demo
3pm-4pm Enjoy healthy bites from:
Meztisoy, La Taberna Tapas on Halsted,
Lalo’s on Maxwell, La Catrina Cafe, Vio Cafe, Yvolina Organic Vegetarian Tamales.

The location of the college, Arturo Velasquez Institute is 2800 S. Western. On Western between 26th and 31st. You will find there are two parking lots North Side parking lot nearest to the YMCA on Western and South Side Parking on 31st. You will find the Conference Center in the middle of the building at the front entrance on Western. I suggest you used curbside access at the main entrance to drop off family or friends and park.

One of our ÁmateAhora team leads will be there to greet you and direct you to your the Conference Center. Please rsvp at http://www.joinAmate.org Click participate and signup you and your family.

If you have any further questions you can contact me at madrigalconsulting@gmail.com or by phone 773-587-5909c.

Thank You and Gracias For Making A Difference!

AmateAhora Sat June 14th

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CALLING THOSE READY2LEAD? ÁMATEAHORA WANTS YOU

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CALLING THOSE READY2LEAD? or CHOOSE A TEAM & BE AN ÁMATEAHORA TEAM MEMBER?

TEAMS: MC/Music | Panelist | Ambassador Opportunities | Media: Photo/Video | Food | Sponsor/Exhibitor | Evaluation | LOGISTICS

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MAKE THE WORLD A HEALTHY PLACE MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND JOIN ÁMATE AHORA! CHICAGO 2014

1.REQUESTING A LEAD TO PROMOTE ÁMATE AHORA in the COMMUNITY, ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, etc

2.REQUESTING AN LOGISTICS TEAM LEAD TO SET MEETING TIME for POST EXPO DEBRIEF (CONSIDER **TUES OR THURS EVENINGS at NUTRIMEDICOS)

3.REQUESTING 2 LEADS FOR WELCOMING, PROGRAM distribution (makes sure TO INCLUDE HANDOUT of EXHIBITOR LAYOUT)

4.REQUESTING A LEAD TO MAKE SURE WE UTILIZE POWERPOINT TO SHOWCASE EXPERTS TO GUIDE THE DISCUSSION

5.REQUESTING A LEAD THAT MAKES SURE WE HAVE “SPONSORSHIP SIGNAGE” VISIBLE

6.REQUESTING 6 AMBASSADORS TO WELCOME, GUIDE AND 3 FOR PARKING

7.REQUESTING 2 SPONSOR AMBASSADOR TO FACILITATE 1ON1 NETWORKING, CHECK-IN AND HIGHLIGHTING EVENT PROGRAM.

8.REQUESTING FOR A LEAD TO MAKE SURE SPONSORS ARE HAPPY AND ENTERTAINMENT IS NOT DISTURBING THEM.

9.REQUESTING FOR A LEAD FOR LOGISTICS TO MAKE SURE ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOD IS IN THE LATTER PART OF THE PROGRAM

10. REQUESTING A LEAD TO MAKE SURE EMCEE IS MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM AND IS CARED FOR

11.REQUESTING LEAD TO MAKE SURE LETICIA IS TAKING PICTURES w SPONSORS, GUESTS, AT PODIUM, MEDIA.

12.REQUESTING FOR A MEDIA AMBASSADOR TO MAKE SURE MEDIA IS FORMALLY INTRODUCED TO SPONSORS AND TAKES PICTURES, ARE FILMED BY VIDEOGRAPHER.

13.REQUESTING FOR A LEAD TO MAKE SURE THEIR ARE CONTINUOUS OPPORTUNITIES FOR PICTURES OF SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS WITH GUESTS

14.REQUESTING FOR A LEAD TO MAKE SURE WE ARE MAKING TIMELY SPONSOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AT EVENT

15. REQUESTING A LEAD TO MAKE SURE PANELIST ARE CARED FOR AND HYDRATED

16.REQUESTING A LEAD TO SUPPORT THE SESSION “TALK W THE EXPERTS”

17.REQUESTING A LEAD FOR THE PROJECTOR AND MICROPHONE IS FUNCTIONING

19.REQUESTING FOR A LEAD TO FORMALLY ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SCHOOL’S COLLABORATION IN PRODUCING OUR AMATE AHORA HEALTH EXPO

20.REQUESTING A LEAD TO MANAGE THE PARTICIPATION OF KIDS for example directing them to kid friendly activities such as Chess Games and Art.

21.REQUESTING FOR 2 LEADS TO MANAGE THE PRE/POST EVALUATION

22. REQUESTING 2 LEADS SIGNUP GUEST AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE *MUST BRING LAPTOP

23. REQUESTING 4 LEADS TO SUPPORT GUESTS IN FILLING OUT EVALUATION

24. REQUESTING 3 LEADS TO TAKE PICTURES includes cell pics to post on social media, etc (1 for SPONSORS interaction w Media/Guests, 1 for PODIUM, AND 1 for Guest Interaction w Activities)

25 REQUESTING 1 LEAD TO SUPPORT OUR VIDEOGRAPHER BILL VLAHOS AND 1 VIDEOGRAPHER

26. REQUESTING A LEAD TO PROMOTE ÁMATE AHORA in the Social Media, Local Radio Stations.

Ready to Play w Knight Moves Chess Club! at AmateAhora Health Expo

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Ámate Ahora visiting with our very own and most distinguished Hector Hernandez. This June he’s celebrating his 35th Anniversary as Director of the Rudy Lozano Branch. One of the most visited libraries of the Chicago Public Library in Pilsen. We also met YOUmedia Coordinator Viviana. (see the pic).

YOUmedia… So the design of the YOUmedia experience is based on the research of Professor Mizuko Ito and colleagues, Living and Learning with Digital Media (2008). This ethnographic study of more than 700 youth found that young people participate with digital media in three ways: (1) they “hang out” with friends in social spaces such as Facebook; (2) they “mess around” or tinker with digital media, making simple videos, playing online games, or posting pictures in Flickr; and (3) they “geek out” in online groups that facilitate exploration of their core interests.

Branch libraries with YOUmedias, offer middle school students an opportunity to take workshops such as Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Music, Digital Video, and Radio/Podcasting. Pretty cool! Uber special bonus YOUmedia is considering capturing the ÁmateAhora Health Expo!

Ready to Play w Knight Moves Chess Club at AmateAhora Health Expo. Check their video out.
http://vimeo.com/35227730 For more information on KMCC, contact Hector R. Hernandez at hernande@chipublib.org or (312) 746-4329.

The Knight Moves Chess Club (KMCC) is also located at the Rudy Lozano branch of the Chicago Public Library, the largest Spanish-language library in the city located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The club was formed in September, 1989 with a $100 contribution from a local businessman which was used to purchase 12 chess sets. The club has been run ever since by Hector Hernandez, the library’s branch manager, a former president of ICA, and an award-winning leader in Chicago’s adult and youth chess scene for more than 30 years.

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