A Message from our Executive Director

July 2016

Dear friends,
We are so pleased to announce the theme, Education, and honorees for this year's Annual Dinner, our Legacy and Emerging Leader Awardees, as well as the new cohort of Scholarship recipients! And to share the great success of the Alumnae Conference, where alumnae from various generations, dating back to the 80's, up to the current 2016 scholarship awardees, came together to re-connect, to re-energize and re-commit to the mission of CLF. Please read our updates.
I look forward to seeing you at our Annual Dinner on October 14!

abrazos, Olga

Dear friends, hermanas y hermanos,
We have such exciting news to share with you!
First of all, mark your calendars for October 14
for the Annual CLF Dinner!
Our theme this year is Education, the one thing our parents and grandparents have always told us cannot be taken away from us. Not only can it not be taken away from us, we must take IT and make it ours, to serve the needs and aspirations of our communities, to study our challenges and offer the solutions that will transform our realities. From the walkouts in the 60's, to the formation of Chicana/o, Latina/o Studies, to the student organizations that fought alongside other organizations of people of color for inclusion and representation in college faculty and staff, we have persisted.
We have a long ways to go yet, but we can honor those who have been steadfast warriors in this struggle, like our Legacy honoree Aída Hurtado, and celebrate the new generation of educators, like Genevieve Negrón Gonzalez, our Emerging Leader awardee, for taking up the baton.
We are thrilled to present these awards to these inspiring, brilliant Latina educators!
We are also happy to announce the new cohort of this year's scholarship awardees
and report on the success of the First Annual alumnae Conference!
Saludos y abrazos!
Annual CLF Scholarships and Awards Dinner
Where: South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA • 94080
When: Friday, October 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm • Registration and wine tasting with Latino wineries!
7:00 pm • Dinner and Program
9:30 pm • Dance to the sounds of Q-VO!
Our Honorees
Legacy Award • Aída Hurtado
Aída Hurtado is Luis Leal Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Hurtado is a social psychologist whose research focuses on the educational achievement of Latino/as and their views of the gender socialization in their communities. Her most recent work is on the criminalization of Latino/a youth and how it impacts their educational trajectories. Her most recent co-authored book is Beyond Machismo: Intersectional Latino Masculinities
Emerging Leader Award • Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales
Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. She earned her B.A. in Ethnic Studies and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies in Education, all from the University of California at Berkeley. Raised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Negrón-Gonzales has been working with, supporting, and researching the lives of undocumented youth for the past ten years in multiple capacities: as a student affairs professional, a scholar, and as an activist.
After Dinner Dance
The Q-VO band plays Chicano Oldies, Soul, Funk, Cumbias, Rancheras & Latin Rock. Q-VO focuses on the music of the past, representing the good old days when people used to cruise the boulevards and gather in the parks to socialize and meet people. Band leader Angel Garcia, wants to reach out to the younger generation with love ballads and music that represents romance and falling in love.
Announcing our new cohort of Scholarship Awardees!
We are so happy and proud to announce our 2016 Scholarship Recipients, Latinas enrolled in community college, undergraduate and graduate programs pursuing degrees in education, math, science, engineering, history, law, medicine and the arts. Please see the attached link for a list of students, schools and majors. As you can see we have another strong cohort who were chosen out of 238 applicants. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who read the applications and then interviewed the semi-finalists. We hope you attend the Annual Awards Dinner and help us celebrate the awardees' accomplishments.
Calling on all our Comadres/Compadres… Join us again this year to honor and support the new cohort of Latina leaders. Contact Alicia Orozco to reserve your table! alicia@chicanalatina.org
Report on First Annual CLF Alumnae Conference
Tree of Intentions
We are so pleased with the turnout for our 1st Annual CLF Alumnae Conference! Muchas gracias to everyone that participated. We had over 50 dedicated alumnae, along with board members, friends & family of CLF and volunteers come together to reconnect, discuss their work and how to create change as Chicana/Latina women. The program included talks from Dr. Teresa Carrillo, Leticia Corona Gomez and a panel with 5 CLF alumnae: Dr. Luz Arroyo, Mariana Sierra, Lulu Matute, Joanna Beltrán Girón and Andrea Coto. We had group activities to re-connect, like building our "tree of intentions" and we learned about taking care of ourselves with a session on Bienestar! Wellness Latina style! We happily closed with a happy hour & networking!
Alumnae Drive

This year, thanks to the efforts of the alumnae, we will increase the number of scholarship awardees from 30 to 35!!! The CLF alumnae and their supporters, are in the process of raising $7500 dollars in order to increase the number of scholarships! That's what giving back looks like! We are so humbled by this effort on the part of the CLF alumnae, as it demonstrates a deep commitment to CLF and acknowledgement of the impact that CLF had on their lives. They want more Latinas to benefit from the transformative experience of the Leadership Institute.
Help us empower the next generation • Support our scholarship fund
Join us at Cosecha fundraiser for CLF
We hope you can join CLF at Cosecha for their 5th year Anniversary & Chicano/a Art Party. Join us for cocktails, small treats and Cosecha's annual art bazaar with some of the Bay Area's top Latino/a artists. Proceeds donated to the Chicana-Latina Foundation scholarship fund.
Sunday, August 14, 2016 • 1:00 - 4 :00 pm
Cosecha Restaurant • 907 Washington Street • Oakland, CA
With much gratitude,
Olga Talamante
Olga Talamante
For any questions concerning the event please contact Alicia Orozco: 650-548-1040 or alicia@chicanalatina.org
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