THE VARA FAMILY BRINGS MEXICAN FLAVOR TO MOUTHWATERING MILLIONS
Comida Caliente™ Is a Reality Style Cooking Show That Explores Love, Life, And Culture
Through The Eyes Of The Highly Entertaining Vara Family
Houston, Texas -- May 17, 2013 – With a great meal usually being the centerpiece for conversations, family gatherings, celebrations, and much more, it is no wonder why the family kitchen is a main attraction in many homes. In August of 2013, TWELVE18 Media will introduce Comida Caliente™ the first of a series of International reality style cooking shows, that is officially sponsored by Goya.
Comida Caliente™ features The Vara Family and is led by Matriarch, Dene Vara. This family is a highly entertaining bunch, being compared to the Mexican version of The Kardashians, with a different kind of spice. Dene Vara and her three daughters, Danielle, Stefani, and Dianna not only gather in the kitchen to cook up traditional Mexican meals but also solutions to everyday life. We are introduced to an honest depiction of what life is like in the Vara household, their bond with
one another, and the trials and tribulations they each face separately cook up traditional Mexican meals but also solutions to everyday life. Throughout their daily experiences together and apart, the Vara sisters always know they can rely on their Mama, Dene.
With a family of her own, the eldest daughter Danielle is no stranger to cooking. Stefani, the middle sister is busy establishing herself in a music career and jet-setting around the world, and the youngest sister of the three, Dianna, is still finding her way with love. Dene playfully teases her youngest daughters about their love lives while showing them traditional meals to cook up that she once showed her eldest daughter. Comida Caliente™ is a constant barrel of laughs, that makes cooking with Mom the best gift a girl could have.
Comida Caliente™ is also being executive produced by Stefani Vara. Stefani launched a 30 day Kickstarter campaign, in an effort to raise funds to bring this show into fruition. "Crowdfunding will serve several purposes. Of course, financing is the most important but it gives us an opportunity to directly engage, involve, and interact with our immediate audience. We want to introduce our culture to the masses and also show people that despite cultural differences, we are just like any other family," says Stefani Vara. With exactly one week left, meeting the financial goal is crucial to launching Comida Caliente™ in August 2013.
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Junio 1-2: Los Caricaturistas, Escritores y Animadores Regresan a la Exhibición de Caricaturistas Latinos
“Los caricaturistas, escritores y animadores regresan a la exhibición de caricaturistas Latinos en el museo de artes de las caricaturas “Cartoon Art Museum”.
San Francisco, CA: La exposición de caricaturas Latinas, (Latino Comics Expo) el primer congreso de la nación se enfoca en los temas de los creadores latinos o temas latinos, regresa consecutivamente por 3ra vez en el museo de arte de las caricaturas en San Francisco , el 1º y 2º de junio. Mario Hernández, Amor y Cohetes (Love&Rockets) recalca una lista impresionante de artistas y escritores que incluyen a: Rafael Navarro (Sonámbulo), Octavio Rodríguez (Pixar), Gabrielle Gamboa (Miss Lonelyhearts), Liz Mayorga (SpunkyCatComix), Javier Hernández (El Muerto), José Cabrera (Crying Macho Man), Daniel Parada (Zotz) , Crystal González (In theDark), Jaime Crespo (Tortilla) y muchos más.
“Cuando Ricardo Padilla y yo recién iniciamos la exposición no estábamos seguros de que tan alto seria el interés por una convención de caricaturas que se enfocara en las caricaturistas y en el tema de y sobre Latinos“ uno de los fundadores de esta exposición, Javier Hernández, indica “pero la reacción de los participantes, tanto como los artistas, ha reafirmado este sueño con entusiasmo.”
Este año tenemos una atracción especial al contar con una variedad de panelistas para el público:
El profesor Frederick Aldama (YourBrainon Latino Comics), quien hablará sobre su nuevo libro “Multimediated Latinos: Film, Television, Web, Comics and Latinos in the 21st Century”. El director de cortometrajes, Jim Lujan, recipiente del reconocimiento 2013 Bill Plympton Award for Indie Animation, nos acompanará en la exhibicion este año, por primera vez y nos mostrará una selección de sus cortometrajes animados. También para aquellos individuos creativos interesados en producir sus propias obras, Nathan Sabri y Jacob Kaufman, abogados con la empresa, Morrison & Foerster, estarán presentes para contestar preguntas en su taller sobre la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual y de Derechos de Imprenta. Además, habrá talleres para niños donde podrán crear su propio comic de dibujos animados.
Este año, la Latino Comics Expo se dedica a la memoria y el espíritu de Spain Rodriguez, quien falleció el año pasado y que fue tan amable de participar en nuestra Expo del año 2012.
Todos los eventos están abiertos al público y están incluidos con la entrada pagada al museo, el cual se ubica en el 655 Mission Street, cerca de Yerba Buena Gardens entre las calles New Montgomery y Third Street en San Francisco.
La exposición de las caricaturas latinas (Latino Comics Expo) fue fundada por Ricardo Padilla y Javier Hernández para proveer una vitrina para los animadores Latinos y otras personas interesadas para compartir su trabajo con el público. A través de sus dibujos animados, dibujos animados por computadora, novelas gráficas y otros medios visuales, la Expo trata de compartir la experiencia Latino Americana a través de la diversidad de los artistas y de sus obras artísticas.
El museo de arte de las caricaturas (Cartoon Art Museum), fue fundado en 1984, y es el único museo en el oeste de los Estados Unidos dedicado a dibujos animados y caricaturas en todas sus formas. El museo se dedica a la colección, la preservación, el estudio, y la exhibición de arte original de dibujos animados en todas sus formas para beneficio de los historiadores, caricaturistas, reporteros, artistas, coleccionistas y el público en general.
Media Contacts - Latino Comics Expo
Ricardo Padilla, 415-529-2129
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Latina Researchers Celebrate Anniversary with Webinars, Pláticas, Interviews & Career Support Groups
On April 27th, 2013, the Latina Researchers Network celebrates their one-year anniversary of the inaugural Latina Researchers Conference: Increasing the Pipeline for Future Scholars. The Network is a multidisciplinary community of activist scholars, researchers and aspiring investigators from across the United States.
Founded to address the underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced degrees, the group will celebrate their anniversary by once again showcasing the work of renowned scholars and researchers. The anniversary celebration includes methodological and professional development webinars, interviews with leading Latina leaders and pláticas, intimate virtual support groups for students and early career investigators! The programs “aim to provide students and early career investigators with tangible tools they need to succeed and a visual of stories of success”, said Dr. Silvia Mazzula, the Network’s Director.
The first webinar features Dr. Margarita Alegríra, one of the country’s leading Latina researchers, and the Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research and professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alegría’s program will cover important and necessary information on how to develop competitive grant proposals to secure funding for research programs. The first interview to be highlighted futures Dr. Patricia Arredondo, the first Latina President of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus, and honored as a “Living Legend” by the American Counseling Association. For a more intimate conversation around the needs of students and early career professionals, the anniversary celebration also launches their pláticas, lead by the Network’s Professional Development Director, Dr. Josephine “Josie” Serrata, an early career investigator and Research Manager at Casa Esperanza National Latin@ Network.
Since the inaugural Conference, the Network leaders have been busy working to “increase the pipeline for future scholars” said Dr. Mazzula. They launched mobile meetings, formal and informal gatherings at major science meetings. You may have seen them in New Jersey for the National Latina/o Psychological Association Biennial Conference, in San Francisco, CA, for the American Public Health Association Meeting, in Houston, TX, for the National Multicultural Conference and Summit and, most recently, in New York City for the Winter Roundtable Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University. The group also presented formal roundtables and conversation hours throughout the country on leadership, mentorship and the challenges ahead for diverse scholars in academia and advanced research careers. “These gatherings showed us something we already knew - that Latina researchers, scholars and students are doing innovative, groundbreaking and critical work all over the country!” said Dr. Mazzula. The Network aims to bring awareness to their work and inspire the future generation of investigators.
For more information about the Latina Researchers Network, visit their website at www.LatinaResearchers.com or email info@LatinaResearchers.com. You can also follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter for the latest news and updates.
Mark Your Calendars for “Noche Latina” in Corpus Christi, Texas!
It’ll be a special evening with a bit of Latin “flavor” with Hors d’oeuvres, tapas, fine wine, craft beers and cigars. Entertainment will be provided by “Latin Talk”. You’ll also be able to participate in live and silent auctions. This event will benefit the construction of Youth Recreational Facilities at Our Lady of Guadalupe Corpus Christi. Click here to view the construction plan for these future Youth Facilities.
The event is being held Aprl 13th, 2013 at:
The Art Center
100 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Tickets are $35, and are available at nochelatina.org or at the door.
Undergraduate Sisters' Labor Toward Academic Excellence Pays Off
LUBBOCK, TX: 3/8/13 - Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. undergraduate chapters achieve a national grade point average of 3.03.
Since 1987, KDChi has worked tirelessly to support young Hispanic women in their pursuit of a college degree. With a commitment to "achieve academic excellence and graduation of all its members", KDChi is proud to announce it's latest academic achievement.
"Last June, the National Cabinet established a goal to raise our National GPA to above a 3.0," said National President, Mary González, "in less than six months we are excited to announce that we have reached our goal."
Twelve years ago, a study by the National Center for Education Statistics found that among all young Americans born in the United States, Hispanics, both first and second generation, were the most likely of all other races and ethnicities to drop out of high school.
Among the 73 percent of Hispanics who did graduate from high school, only 44 percent chose to attend college. Regrettably, only 13 percent of Hispanic students enrolled in college eventually graduate to earn a bachelor's degree. In the year 2010, about 1.7 million bachelor's degrees were awarded to university students in the United States. Among the recipients, only 8.5 percent were Hispanic.
In an effort to beat the odds against them, KDChi offers its members a number of opportunities to develop study skills. Academic chairs at local chapters often host study skills workshops from a variety of topics including time management to best practices. KDChi undergraduate members are encouraged to study by submitting weekly reports of "study hours" to their chapter - often leading to friendly competition among members.
"We are proud of all the hard work and commitment the women of Kappa Delta Chi have demonstrated to academics," said González. Among its 51 chapters over 20 boast a GPA over a 3.0. "I would like to congratulate the Chapters who have worked hard to have the highest GPA in the country. Their commitment to academics is impressive. One way to serve a community is by educating yourself, and the women in these chapters have done just that."
~Leading with Integrity, United through Service~
Leading with Integrity, United through Service.
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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina-founded, 501 c 7, national sorority that fosters professional development, academics and lifelong learning, and higher education degree attainment; an organization dedicated to community service to institutions of higher education and the community with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population. You may visit us on the web at www.KappaDeltaChi.org.