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November Means Thanksgiving…and Diabetes Awareness Month PDF Print E-mail

Every November we celebrate Thanksgiving. However, November is also Diabetes Awareness Month. With only a week to go before everybody’s favorite food-centered holiday, HF is reflecting on the fact that it would be almost impossible to find a family untouched by diabetes. During your Thanksgiving celebrations (and meals), we encourage you to not only give thanks, but to also think about your health and your own risk for diabetes.

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I am/Yo Soy PDF Print E-mail

This week the Hispanic Federation, along with national partners Advocates for Youth, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and Voto Latino launched the national I Am/ Yo Soy campaign. The campaign is dedicated to ending our community’s silence about sex education, birth control, abortion and young parenting. 

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December 1 is World AIDS Day – Come Celebrate With Us! PDF Print E-mail


World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1st. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. HF will be hosting a World AIDS Day observance at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in East Harlem starting at 3:00 p.m.. All are welcome!

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HF's Latino Children Film Festival Coming to El Barrio PDF Print E-mail

The Hispanic Federation is proud to present El Barrio’s Latino Children Film Festival at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center located at 1680 Lexington Avenue between 105th & 106th Street in Manhattan. The festival aims to enrich and promote a wider and deeper understanding of the roots, life and diverse cultures of Latin America through children’s cinema. It will take place from December 4 - 7, 2014, and is free and open to the public!

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DACA Day of Action Touches the Lives of Hundreds PDF Print E-mail


After an intensive two-week long campaign to inform our community about the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Telemundo 47 and Hispanic Federation held a tri-state DACA Day of Action on October 11th to help eligible DREAMers apply and work to secure temporary relief from deportation and two-year work permits. Under the banner of "DACA: ¡Decídete, Actúa, Consíguela, Ahora!" (Decide, Act, Get It, Now!), our multi-platform public awareness campaign highlighted the stories of several hard-working and inspirational DREAMers on Noticiero Telemundo 47, Acesso Total and Enfoque. These DREAMers, which had previously obtained DACA status thanks to the support provided by the Federation and its member organizations, were also highlighted in several El Diario La Prensa columns. HF’s Linea Informativa hotline received over 1,000 DACA-related calls as a result of this campaign.

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