It is important that Latina leaders’ stories be recalled and remembered, and that we recognize their long-standing contributions to the development of our state. --Dr. Anna Solley, President of Phoenix College
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 10, 2014
The Raul H. Castro Institute at Phoenix College is searching for pioneering and courageous Latinas to be considered for the seventh annual event honoring the 2015 Arizona Latina Trailblazers.
Submissions will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2014. For assistance contact the Raul H. Castro Institute at (602) 285-7890.
“It is important that Latina leaders’ stories be recalled and remembered, and that we recognize their long-standing contributions to the development of our state,” said Dr. Anna Solley, president of Phoenix College. “These women deserve to be recognized for their hard work and achievements, and the Raul H. Castro Institute at Phoenix College is honored and privileged to capture their stories to share with future generations.”
Nominees for the 2015 Arizona Latina Trailblazers must be Latina and their accomplishments will be evaluated based on historical significance in the context of Arizona’s Hispanic heritage. They must have made significant contributions to Arizona communities in one or more of the following categories: Government/Public Service/Community Advocacy; Education/Arts; Health/Social Services; or Leadership/Business/Entrepreneurship.
The Raul H. Castro Institute (RCI) at Phoenix College works to annually capture and preserve stories of Latinas who have shaped the modern history of Arizona. These oral histories are debuted each spring during a free, family-friendly event at Phoenix Art Museum.
Learn about previous years’ Arizona Latina Trailblazers honorees.
The 2015 Arizona Latina Trailblazers will be recognized at a reception on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. A digital collection of the women’s stories, Arizona Latina Trailblazers: Stories of Courage, Hope and Determination, Vol. VII, will premiere at the reception on April 29th.
Highlighting the lives of women who have left their mark in our communities, this educational resource will be included in the Raul H. Castro Institute's collection for the Arizona Memory Project, a series of online Arizona history resources housed on the State Library’s website. Materials will also be considered for inclusion in social studies curriculum developed in accordance with the Arizona State Common Core Standards as a joint mission of the Raul H. Castro Institute (RCI) at Phoenix College and Latino Perspectives Magazine.
About the Raul H. Castro Institute at Phoenix College
The Raul H. Castro Institute (RCI), named after the first and only Mexican-American Governor of Arizona, is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Governor - State of Arizona, Arizona State University - Center for Community Development & Civil Rights, Maricopa Community Colleges and Phoenix College. A non-profit organization, the RCI is a "do tank" focusing on issues that affect the Latino community in Arizona, with emphasis on education, health and human services, leadership and civic participation.