Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Six Latina Mothers and One Father to be acknowledged at Awards Banquet

Lynwood, CA - Six Latina mothers and one father to be acknowledged at Awards Banquet for prevailing over unique personal challenges and for positive contributions to the community during Latino Family Media, Inc. bi-annual event Las Madres de Honor (The Mothers of Honor). The awards banquet will take place April 10, 2005 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bateman Hall in the city of Lynwood, CA.

Read details here.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most likely Leticia Vazquez will be upset because no African-American was nominated !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Vazquez did not mentioned anything about this honorable well deserve event at city council, BUT she did mentioned the sponsored trip to washington of Black Caucus of six students from Lynwood. She's against anaything sponsored for our Latino heritage and excels in promoting Black affairs. It's a shame!!!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone Know how she vote on the cinco de mayo parade item on today's city council meeting?

Anonymous said...

at todays meeting bird gave up his position on the library commission and leticia said "i grew up in lynwood, and i want to make this library into two levels.... her and byrd are up to something

Anonymous said...

Please explain. Why would they be up to something? I don't get it.

Elizabeth Castro said...

You people are MORONS! You managed to turn a positive story about lynwood into a negative....AGAIN!

When are we going to stop pulling each other down. Use the energy in your jealously and envy and use it to contribute to the city!

By no means am I a big Leticia fan, BUT she has been at the forefront of programs and movements supporting LATINA empowerment longer than you have been wasting your time b*tching and complaining about what you dont have and what others do have!

AND so what if she voted against the cinco event. I'm tired of our dollars being spent on special events when we are cutting after school programs. (if you havent reallized it yet, our schools are 95% LATINO and we are cutting their programs while we throw these big parties)

What do YOU do on cinco de mayo? I bet you dont do anything but take the day off and get drunk. OOOO what a proud (and anonymous) LATINO you must be!

- Elizabeth Castro

Anonymous said...

FYI...Mrs. Vasquez voted to support the Cinco De Mayo event. She supports all people!!! You should try it sometime, you may be a bit happier with yourself.

Anonymous said...

Too bad Leticia Vasquez doesn't follow the blog (she' said it over, and over, and over (not that we believe her anyway)). I'm sure she'll (Mrs. Vasquez)(Where did you come up with the Mrs. anyway?) have one hell of a good time reading how popular she is...

Anonymous said...

All this stuff shows how bitter of a community we are.

Anonymous said...

We are not bitter, its just that we are upset at her priorities. we as a community we are not asking for a piece of a pie. The majority expects more from our "leaders" I THINK WE GOT MORE AS A LATINO COMMUNITY WHEN THE COUNCIL WAS MAJORITY FRICAN=AMERICAN!! THATS UNCALL WE WANT THE WHOLE PIE AND WE CAN SHARE A PIECE OF A PIE, LATINOS ARE KNOWN TO HAVE A GOOD HEART TO SHARE..........EVERYTIME SHE TRIES TO SUPRESS US , IT WILL BACKFIRE ON HER , WHEN ELECIONS CAME UP.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH ELIZABETH CASTRO ON SAYING THAT IT IS A POSITIVE STORY, but, but , but , but but WHY DOESNT SHE MENTIONED IT OR SUPPORT IT????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT HER?????

Elizabeth said...

For the last two comments above mine:

What are you talking about? What you wrote makes no sense. What grade are you in?

Can you please have your mommy write your thoughts for you next time. Thank you.

Liz

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Anonymous said...

I agree with all of the comments about Leticia Vazquez. she has turned on her own people, to people who are just lying backstabbers. Like giving ms. REED all sorts of awards, that she doesn't even deserve. you mean to tell me that out of all of the thosands of women in our city that MS REED is the only women that has done something for our community. Leticia is a joke of a councilwomen.

Lynwood Watch said...

Comment below has been edited:

Everybody's comments are full of
(Offensive word removed) you guys don't know what are you talking about....

Vasquez needs to go....

By Anonymous, at 5:43 PM, April 07, 2005

Anonymous said...

Shes afraid of Ms. Reed and her people.... I heard from a real teacher at our middle school that she kissed a.s.s of certain administrators, but ignored latino parents and students, that's a shame!!

Anonymous said...

i hope that Lynwood Watch can attend this event and inform the community. thanks lynwood watch

Anonymous said...

did anyone attend this event?

Anonymous said...

EVERYONE KNOWS THAT MS. REED HAS NO PEOPLE OF SUPPORT, OR VOTING SUPPORT. HER OWN PEOPLE CAN'T STAND HER!!!!!!!!!!!!
MS. VASQUEZ, YOUR BETTING ON THE WRONG HORSE AGAIN.

coffee1 said...

I just do not understand our community. Lynwood is not only Latino! Lynwood is diverse!!! Let's not forget that! We need to be positive and embrace our diversity. We have Caucasians, African-American, Mexican-Americans, Belizians, El Salvadorians, Hindus, Armenians, and ILLEGALS (WHO HAVE NO PAPERS AND LIVE IN GARAGES)! It seems that all of the comments are geared to focus only on the Latinos....WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER LEGAL CITIZENS?
CITY COUNCIL IS SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT ALL OF THE PEOPLE AND NOT JUST ONE NATIONALITY. LOOK AT THE CITY OF PARAMOUNT, THEIR COUNCIL CONSISTS OF 3 CAUCASIANS AND 2 LATINOS...THEIR COMMUNITY IS vastly improving and developing. Lynwood needs to look at Cerritos, La Mirada, Paramount, Carson, and Lakewood.

DON'T WE ALL DESERVE A THRIVING, BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY? I WANT MY PROPERTY VALUE TO GO UP AS WELL.

NOW, LYNWOOD NEEDS TO CUT OUT ALL BIG PARTIES TO SAVE $$. If Black History Month is cut, so should Cinco de Mayo, Juneteeth, Fiesta Patrias, Posadas as well. Then all of that $$ can go to increasing our safety and increase the quality of life here in Lynwood.

Those of you who are upset about the award winner, find out how you perhaps can win an award, or better yet----Walk in that person's shoes for a day!

Anonymous said...

Coffee1...Finally, someone with intellect. Good to know that you are out there! Racism and ignorance go hand-in-hand...too bad they don't realize what they sound like. Keep watch Coffee1, they obviously need your assistance..

Nicholas Smith said...

Wow. Seeing posts like the very first one, and the subsequent postings that trash Lynwood is exactly why we can't improve our urban neighborhoods. There ALWAYS seems to be a crass and pointless argument about RACE. Why don't you people just begin to love and accept mankind for who we are? This is not some utopian argument - it is NOT hard or impossible to achieve. As a matter of a fact, it starts with YOU.

Race is such a divisive issue in the country, and it is helping to destroy us, "by and by".

Heh.

Anonymous said...

I really don't want to see the children of all this people ... QUE MIEDO...!!!!!!!!