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Clinical Trial for Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine Begins

Scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Research Institute in Seattle, Washington applied the world’s first experimental vaccine for Coronavirus.

It is the first phase of a study for a possible vaccine against the virus that causes COVID-19 which is wreaking havoc worldwide.

A total of 45 healthy volunteers will receive the vaccine – two doses with a month in between. This is the first step to find out if the vaccines are safe and effective, and possibly make way for possible global distribution.

To date, the pandemic has infected more than 169,000 people and killed more than 6,500 worldwide.

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Call for Proposals Announced: 2021 Latinx Connect Conference

As part of the Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Latin American Studies will be hosting the 2021 Latinx Connect Conference: Elevating LatinX Identities & Contemporary Issues and have issued the following call for proposals. CALL for Proposals The Latinx Connect virtual conference (October 14-16) aims to move us…

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COVID and the Latino Community: Where to Find the Help You Need

It has been more than a year since COVID-19 forced the world into an economic shutdown and a health and safety related panic. Even as more people are vaccinated and businesses re-open, communities are still struggling.

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CDC study finds racial, regional disparities as schools in Pa., elsewhere, reopened for in-person learning

Disparities may be driven by a number of factors, such as urban districts with more students of color that may have been less likely to open due to higher COVID-19 community infection rates.

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Mobile Mexican Consulate Provides Services in Pittsburgh

The consulate comes twice a year, typically in the spring and the fall. Its next visit will be announced by the PHDC on their website. After the announcement, the PHDC also offers a sign-up form for appointments. 

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Donate to the LCC’s Back-To-School Bash to Help Latino Students Start Off the School Year Right

The LCC is asking all who are able to purchase items from their Amazon list. The list consists of art supplies, hygiene necessities, electronics, and other essential materials for students of all ages.

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How You Can Help Asylum Seekers in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Chapter of Grannies Respond, a non-profit organization, needs volunteers to assist immigrants at the Greyhound bus station.

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Bridging the Gap Between Latinx Youth and Higher Education

Pittsburgh’s Latino Community Center receives the UnidosUS Avanzado Through College grant, paving the way for Latino youth to achieve their goals.

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Latinos Represent at the Pittsburgh Pride Festival

Pride is an inclusive event, drawing people of all different backgrounds and identities. Latinx youth attended the festivities, dressed in rainbow garb and flashy accessories.

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Student Denied Diploma for Wearing Mexican Flag to his Graduation Ceremony

A North Carolina High School failed to present Ever Lopez with his diploma after he draped a Mexican flag over his graduation gown at the ceremony on June 3rd. Asheboro School District held their graduation ceremony last week to honor the class of 2021. However, not every student received the diploma that they had worked…

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Fiesta Del Sol: Help Casa San Jose Fund Immigrant Support Programs

The third annual Fiesta del Sol is just under two weeks away. Casa San Jose will be hosting a virtual event to raise money for their numerous community programs.

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¡SABOR! Latin Festival Returns to Bethlehem, PA June 25-26

ArtsQuest is proud to present this two-day festival full of music, food and family fun The ¡Sabor! Latin Festival celebration is returning to Bethlehem, PA on Fri., June 25 and Sat., June 26, 2021. Experience two days of sizzling music, food and fun celebrating the region’s Hispanic culture. The festivities kick off on Fri., June 25 with…

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Homebuyer Assistance Program in Western Pa. Removes a Common Barrier to Homeownership

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania is partnering with Pennsylvania Home Lending Collaborative and Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks, a fellow NeighborWorks America network member, to bring a loan program to the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania offers a new down-payment and closing-cost assistance program for homebuyers. The loan program makes homeownership more accessible to low-…

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