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Latinos Live Familismo; How this can help improve the health of the Latino community

 

Written by Dr. Eduardo Sanchez

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Familismo or familism. While many look to social psychologists to define this cultural characteristic, Latinos live it.

Our cultures of origin — Mexican, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Cuban, Colombian or other Spanish-speaking countries — are rooted in family, in connecting, helping each other become the best we can be, putting our children first and supporting each other through good times and bad.

Fruit preparation. (American Heart Association)

Fruit preparation. (American Heart Association)

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APSU students and local Hispanic community to get launguage help from New service-learning class

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a recent Tuesday night, a group of Austin Peay State University students gathered inside a local church – Iglesia Casa de Restauracion. About half of the students went into a makeshift classroom to help adult members of the Clarksville Hispanic community learn English.

At the end of the 45-minute lesson, those Hispanic students then became the teachers, helping the APSU students with their Spanish skills.

APSU Spanish 2000 students and members of the local Hispanic community meet at the Iglesia Casa de Restauracion Church for a new service-learning ESL course.

APSU Spanish 2000 students and members of the local Hispanic community meet at the Iglesia Casa de Restauracion Church for a new service-learning ESL course.

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APSU Service Learning Class helps develop bilingual directory for local Hispanic community

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University student Jorge Jiménez Cano first arrived in the United States, he only spoke a handful of basic English words, such as “hello” and “yes.” This proved to be a bit problematic on the days when he wasn’t feeling well.

“When I’d go to the doctor, I’d say ‘ouch here,’” he recalled, pointing to his throat to show the doctor where he felt pain. “It was intimidating.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Latinos Urged to Learn about AIDS Prevention

 

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is October 15th

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – New cases of HIV infection among both men and women of Latin decent are increasing at faster rates than among other ethnic groups. As part of the effort to reverse this trend, the Tennessee Department of Health will join health providers and advocates across the nation in observing National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15th. The goal of this annual observance is to raise awareness and promote prevention of HIV/AIDS among Latino communities.

“We urge all Tennesseans who are sexually active to take responsibility for their health and the health of their partners by knowing their HIV status,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “This knowledge is crucial to slowing the spread of HIV and AIDS.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Grand jury indictments handed down for the murders of Juan and Thomas Vasquez

 

Juan Julian VasquezJoint Press Release by the Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriffs Department – July 6, 2006, Sheriff Norman Lewis and Police Chief Mark Smith

Following an extensive investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarksville Police Department into the murders of Thomas and Juan Vasquez, the agencies announced that Sheriff’s Investigator Larry Hodge and Clarksville Police Detective Alan Charvis presented their cases to the Montgomery County Grand Jury on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. The Grand Jury returned indictments and warrants for the arrest of Chinu Kim for the murders of Thomas and Juan Vasquez. «Read the rest of this article»

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Community comes together in memory of civil rights activist and his son

 

Juan Julian VasquezThe Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (HOPE), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), along with the Clarksville Korean American Association have joined the Clarksville – Montgomery County Community in support of slain civil rights activist, Juan Vasquez, Sr., and his son, Thomas Vasquez. Juan was the founder of H.O.P.E. and served as the Hispanic liaison for the Clarksville NAACP. «Read the rest of this article»

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