Essays must focus on ‘Local Champion’
The Nebraska Latino-American Commission (NLAC) invites Nebraska youths to participate in the Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest. NLAC is accepting essays under the theme, “My Local Champion.”
The “champion” can be anyone the student knows who has promoted Hispanic culture and diversity or opened the student’s eyes to Hispanic heritage and culture.
Middle and high school students of all ethnicities and backgrounds are eligible.
Entry forms plus complete rules in English and Spanish are available at [url=http://latinoac.nebraska.gov/]latinoac.nebraska.gov/[/url]. Essay and entry forms are due by 5 p.m. Monday and may be submitted by email, preferably as a PDF, to [email="Jasel.Cantu@nebraska.gov"]Jasel.Cantu@nebraska.gov[/email], via fax at 402-471-4381 or mailed to: Nebraska Latino American Commission, Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest, Attn: Jasel Cantu PIO, P.O. Box 94965, Lincoln, NE 68509-4965.
Learn to prevent HIV infections
Douglas County regularly reports new cases of HIV infections, which increasingly and disproportionately are African-American women.
The Douglas County Health Department is promoting a celebration of sisterhood by presenting the SISTA program free in September. SISTA (Sisters Informing Sisters about Topics on AIDS) is a peer-led project that focuses on building skills to prevent HIV infection and sexually transmitted diseases in African-American women.
This potentially life-saving program will be presented from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, starting next week at the Malcolm X Center, 3448 Evans St. The six sessions include dinner and will focus on discussions of self-esteem, relationships and sexual health.
To pre-register, call Scharol Bronson at 402-444-6784 or Sherri Nared at 402-444-7559.
Concert, balloon glow mark hospital’s 125th
Join Immanuel Medical Center at 6 p.m. Thursday for a free outdoor jazz concert to mark the hospital’s 125th year.
The hospital will host Jorge Nila and the Jazz Ninjas across from the hospital, which is at 6901 N. 72nd St. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a "hot air balloon glow” featuring the Nebraska Balloon Club.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax