Saturday, January 21, 2006

LHAL Graduates its FIRST Class Ever!

Pittsburgh, PA - On January 12, 2006, the Latino Health Advocacy & Leadership program held its commencement ceremony for its first-ever graduating class in Pittsburgh, with a dinner and presentation of certificates at MAYA Restaurant in Beechview. Pictured below are (Left-Right): Jaime Muñoz, Norma Catherine Bazan-Arias, Vijay Jaitley, Susan Myers (ILEAD facilitator), Teisha Smith-Harrison, Lora Ann Bray, Susan Cardoza, Melissa Muñiz, and Fernando Cardoza.

Photograph by Tim Allen.

Also recognized for their participation were: Peggy Urzua, Rosa Thomson, and Renata Taveira. The event was attended by members from several pro-Latino Health organizations in the area, such as The American Heart Association, Magee Womens Hospital and the Latin American Cultural Union (LACU).


Thursday, January 12, 2006

Photovoices opportunity for community members

Dear Friends and Supporters of Latino Health:

You are cordially invited to be part of the upcoming Latino Health “Photovoices” exhibit at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers. “Photovoices” is a technique for capturing community themes and strengths using visual images (still and video) as well as audio recordings and text. Pittsburgh Filmmakers will feature our work February 24 – April 2 at their gallery on Melwood Street (North Oakland, Pittsburgh).
We have scheduled opportunities for members of the Latino community or individuals supporting Latino health as providers to share their perspectives on Latino health including their personal stories and/or hopes for the future. These opportunities are: Wednesday January 11 from 7pm – 9pm at Filmmakers, Room D and Sunday January 22 from 2pm – 4 pm. The more people who share their story, the richer the exhibit will be! Each interview will be a maximum of 15 minutes.

Please contact Fernando Cardoza at 412-445-1079 (for Spanish) or Sue Myers at 412-725-4619 (for English) to schedule a time slot to record.

Thank you for your continuing interest in promoting Latino health!

With warm regards,

The Pittsburgh Latino Health Advocacy and Leadership Program


Tuesday, January 10, 2006

LHAL Graduation - you're cordially invited

The Pittsburgh Latino Health Advocacy and Leadership Program (LHAL)
proudly invites you to…

their Graduation!!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2006
Press Conference 4:00 pm
Reception (byob) 5:30 pm
Buffet Dinner 6:00 pm
Informal Program 7:00 pm

Where: Maya Restaurant
1600 Broadway Avenue (Beechview)
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Phone: 412-571-0222 or
412-563-0707 for directions.

$10 Donation requested from LHAL Friends and Supporters to cover their dinner costs.

RSVP: Vijai Jaitley by 4pm Wednesday January 11
412-977-3057 or