Thursday, September 29, 2005

"Photovoices" - TV Schedule

Hello all (Hola a todos):


The "Hola!" television show see The New Digital PCTV titled Photovoices: Images of the Latino Community can be watched on Channel 21 (cable television) Thursday, October 13 and 20 at 8:00pm.  Featured guest is Fiona Wilson sharing conversation and community photographs from the many "Photovoices" participants in greater Pittsburgh, PA.  Each "Photovoices" television segment will be rebroadcast on stations in the cities of Pittsburgh, Erie and Philadelphia during the months of October and November.  Contact the "Photovoices" staff and/or "Hola!" for more information on the television broadcasts.


nos vemos,

Dr. Ezequiel Mobley

Host, "Hola!"

Tel: 412.361.0765


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

October 4th 7-9pm-Photovoices: in progress exhibit postcard invitation- details listed in post below--Join Us, Celebrate, Get Involved!

Photovoices: in progress is
October 4th through 18th at

Artists Image Resource (on the Northside)
518 Foreland Street (one block north of East Ohio Street)
Pittsburgh 15212


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

LHAL Pittsburgh - Latino Health Advocacy & Leadership

Photovoices: in progress

The Pittsburgh Latino Health Advocacy and Leadership Program (LHAL) presents

Photovoices: in progress, the first of two photography and text installations that captures

the travels, works, and community life of Latinos in the Pittsburgh Region.

Photography by: Guillermo Ascanio, Mimi Bray, Ezequiel Mobley, Maritza Mosquera, Philomena O'Dea, Mauricio Patino, Teisha Smith-Harrison, Fiona Wilson and Alison Zapata will be presented at Artists Image Resource galleries on the Northside.

The opening reception for

Photovoices: in progress is Tuesday, October 4th from 7-9 pm at Artists Image Resource (on the Northside) 518 Foreland Street (one block north of East Ohio Street) Pittsburgh 15212 412-321-8664

Come see the work
Enjoy food and drink
Talk with the artists and
Find out more about Latino Health Advocacy in the Region
and the larger scope of the Photovoices Project

Please put October 4th on your calendar.

See you there!

Maritza Mosquera
Project Coordinator


Friday, September 23, 2005

What is LHAL Pittsburgh? It is the Latino Health Advocacy & Leadership program for Pittsburgh PA!

Pittsburgh Latino Health Advocacy and Leadership Program (LHAL)

The Pittsburgh Latino Health Advocacy and Leadership Program (LHAL) is a partnership including the American Cancer Society, Allegheny County Health Department, Area Agency on Aging-Allegheny County, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Hilltop Community Health Center, Hispanic Center, Latin American Cultural Union, Latino Catholic Community, Latino Roundtable, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Magee Women's Hospital, UPMC Health System, University of Pittsburgh, National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service-Atlantic Region, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pittsburgh Venezuelan Association, Students And Latinos United Against Disparities (SALUD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Student Group), Southwest Area Health Education Center, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The partnership works to offer health education, health screening, and health promotion programs throughout the Latino community and develop community leadership on health issues.

Specific partnership programs include:

• Community Health Assessment using the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Policy), a nationally recognized public health assessment process.
Latino Photovoices is a collaboration between LHAL and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Four to five teams of 3-4 individuals use still and video images along with words (recorded and written) to capture essential aspects of our Western Pennsylvania Latino community.
• Día de la Mujer Latina® is a culturally appropriate Latino family health festival, which incorporates music, food, games, children's activities with clinical screenings and health education.
Pasión para el Corazón is a pilot Latino heart health screening events being conducted in Pennsylvania and including the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the American Heart Association.
• Expansion of access to clinical services is a key focus for LHAL. Agreement in principle has been reached with key clinical partners to offer a medical home to individuals visiting free clinics in as seamless a fashion possible.
Celebramos el Mañana: Latinas que Sobreviven el Cáncer del Seno (We Celebrate Tomorrow: Latinas Living Beyond Breast Cancer) is a partnership between LHAL and Living Beyond Breast Cancer to disseminate bilingual educational materials for Latinas affected by breast cancer, their families and healthcare providers, and stimulate the formation of Latino cancer survivor support groups in this region.

For more information, bookmark this site:

We are open to organizations and individuals who are concerned about Latino Health issues and want to join a participatory community focused on ADVOCACY and LEADERSHIP, as well as ACTION.

Salud para Todos!


Sunday, September 18, 2005

Join the SWPA Latino Community, LHAL and many other organizations at Al Servicio de la Comunidad----Sunday, October 9th at St. Hyacinth's in Oakland


Saturday, September 17, 2005

Washington Hospital Site Pics

As with the photos of the Magee-South Site previous post below, we are looking for group member feedback and comments about the feasibility of various sites for our upcoming family health festival event. The site depicted in the following 6 photos is Washington Hospital and its surrounding grounds in Washington, PA. Please send your comments and input to my email address. Other potential sites will be posted soon. Thanks,--Vijai


Monday, September 12, 2005

Magee South Site Photos

Here are more pictures. Please forgive my photography skills, thanks to Teisha, and please send your comments regarding the site to my email address. Thanks -Vijai

We are seeking group member feedback on the feasibility of utilizing the Magee South Site for our upcoming health festival events.

This first group of four photos above shows the front of the building and the parking area.

The indoor photo below shows an area where there is a small cafe/cafeteria that is located on the ground floor near the Children's Hospital area of the site. Th remaining photos below depict the rear of the building, parking areas, and the surrounding areas including an adjacent baseball field, T trolley station, school, and church. The third floor houses the clinic facility where various screenings would be available and is accessible via an elevator.