Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Petition to get Grammy winner Freddy Fender into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Freddy Fender (1977)
Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia 

Freddy Fender's "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" was one of his many hits during his career.  Before his death in 2006,  Fender had become a three-time Grammy award winner. He was also recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His family has now started a petition to get Fender into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His niece, Viviana Huerta posted the following on the WLL page on Facebook.

Sisters, my Cousin Tammy Huerta, Fenders daughter has initiated this petition. I think Fender's induction is long overdue. Please sign the petition and share it so that the country music Hall of Fame can take action

Sign the Freddy Fender petition at -- iPetitions

According to his obituary, Fender told the Associated Press in 2004 that his musical career would be complete if he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

Now let's make this happen.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Don't miss these Fundraisers, Blogs, Webinars, and Conferences

Everyday members of Wise Latinas Linked contribute important information and events on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Here are some of them:

  • Fundraiser for Liseth Perez-Harlem building explosion recovery
  • La Casa Azule Bookstore collecting donations for explosion victims
  • March 22- Dia de la Mujer at Michigan State Univeristy
  • March 25- Latinas leading the country, free webinar
  • My Dear Guadalajara blog 
  • The night Justice Sotomayor changed the life of an young girl

Fundraiser for Liseth Perez
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Fundraiser for Liseth Perez - Harlem building explosion recovery 

Lisbeth's husband was killed in the Harlem explosion. Her home was destroyed. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists NYC Chapter have organized a fundraiser to help Liseth in this difficult time.

Please help with your prayers and a donation. --Give Forward

La Casa Azul Bookstore collecting conations for explosion victims 

This is information provided by bookstore owner and Wise Latina Aurora Anaya-Cerda 

La Casa Azul Bookstore is now an auxiliary center for donations for those displaced, injured, and otherwise affected by the East Harlem explosion. Drop off donations by Sunday, March 16th and they will deliver them to Assembly Member Robert Rodiguez’s office to be distributed to those affected.

Donations can be made anytime during regular bookstore hours for the rest of this week (Thursday March 13 - Sunday March 16, 2014) Visit the bookstore blog for a list of most needed items: http://luchalibrosnyc.blogspot.com/

March 22 - Dia de la Mujer at Michigan State University

This information was provided by Wise Latina, Terry Beltran. 
The  conference goals are to empower, motivate, inspire, connect and support Latinas and all women in their quest for advancement in society. DDLM is also an excellent opportunity for non-Latinos, who are interested in learning about the beliefs, views, and way of life in the Latino community.

Terry Beltran, CEO and President will be one of the presenters at the event. More information at DDLM.
March 25 - Latinas Leading the Country, Free Webinar

This information was provided by Wise Latina,  Jennifer Sanchez. 

National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) is offering the free webinar on Tuesday, March 25th at 2pm EST. NHLI alumnae will be on the panel: Delia Garcia, Lisa Ramirez and Laura Esquivel. Register at NHLI

My Dear Guadalajara: Chapala Belle Epoque

In the late nineteenth century, well-heeled Mexicans and some foreigners, made Chapala their summer retreat. Read more in the blog "My Dear Guadalajara."

Photo Courtesy: Patty's Utopia

The Night Justice Sotomayor Changed the Life of an 8-year-old Girl 

Patricia Carrion Mora made plans to see Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak in Seattle. Her granddaughter went along, and even wrote down a question for the Supreme Court judge.  Suddenly, the judge was asking the little girl to join her on the stage. Read more at Patty's Utopia 

Thank you Wise Latinas for your contributions!

Rebecca Aguilar is the founder of Wise Latinas Linked. She was awarded LATISM's Social Network Leader award in 2011 and 2013. She's a journalist, television commentator, blogger, public speaker, social media manager and coach.