Thousands attend Convencion Hispana ‘19
CLEVELAND: The Hispanic Roundtable hosted its
community convention, Convencion Hispana 2019, on
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Max Hayes High School, 2211 W. 65th
Street, Cleveland. Several thousand attended to this free and
sets the Hispanic community’s agenda providing numerous
community resources including educational workshops, a health &
community resource fair, and a job fair with area employers
offering on-site interviews.
The Health Fair included Diabetes and Hypertension
screenings, free flu shots, education and awareness on
mental health issues and the “Say Yes” scholarship program.
A Naturalization Ceremony was held for over a score of
newly created citizens from numerous countries, with remarks by
U.S. Magistrate Judge David A. Ruiz.
Past notable initiatives, include the Esperanza Scholarship
Fund, the Hispanic Business Association, La Villa
Hispana concept (recently acquiring the Weber building on W.
25th Street for a Hispanic business hub), the Hispanic Senior
Center, and the Hispanic Domestic Violence Program,
Breakfast and lunch were included in the day’s activities.
The capstone of the event was the keynote address and musical
performance by legendary Puerto Rican singer, José Feliciano, Grammy
award-winning musician, singer and composer, best known
for many international hits, including his rendition of The
Doors, “Light My Fire,” and the best-selling Christmas
single, “Feliz Navidad.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Hispanic Roundtable is a not for
profit organization whose mission is to act as a catalyst to
empower the Hispanic Community to become full partners in
economic, education, political, civic and social life of Greater
PHOTO CREDIT: Photo is courtesy of
Alejandro Morales Coria,
asistente del Departamento de Documentación
Consulado de México en Detroit.