Pasadena: At the Corner of San Pasqual and Bandini with Roberta Martínez
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

On Thursday, September 24, at 7 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library’s Donald Wright Auditorium historian Roberta H. Martínez will present Pasadena: At the Corner of San Pascual and Bandini.

She will share stories that connect Pasadena’s famed Elliott and Bandini families, the Greene brothers, Father Throop and the roots of Caltech, plus a Nobel prize winner or two.

Martínez has been chosen to be the Community Grand Marshal for the 17th Annual Latino Heritage Parade and jamaica.   The event will take place on October 24th, 2015.

Martínez published Latinos in Pasadena in 2009 and maintains relationships with a wide range of organizations within the local community.

Admission is free and open to the public. The Pasadena Central Library is located at 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena. For more information call (626) 744-4066 or

Alpha Kappa Alpha Health Summit @ Jackie Robinson Center
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2015 College Fair & Career Pathways Showcase @ Pasadena Convention Center
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) invites all local students and families to attend the 2015 College Fair & Career Pathways Showcase on Wednesday, September 30th from 4:00 – 7:00pm at the Pasadena Convention Center located at 300 E Green Street, Pasadena, CA  91101.  More than 100 public and private colleges, universities and trade schools will be represented at the showcase, which is free andopen to the public.

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Planned Parenthood Fall Benefit
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Student and community tickets are now available for the Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley’s Fall Benefit event with Dr. Ruth! Get your tickets today

Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley's photo.
YWCA Racial Justice Breakfast @ Pasadena Hilton
Oct 12 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

The YWCA is hosting their annual Women For Racial Justice Breakfast. The event is an annual conference celebrating and working towards racial justice. Every October, the YWCA honors a women at the forefront of the fight towards racial justice and brings together the Pasadena community in recognition of their work and to further the cause.

This year’s honorees are:

Stella R. Murga is the founder and executive director of the Adelante Youth Alliance (AYA) (formerly Pasadena Youth Center).AYA is a community-based, 501 c (3) non-profit organization, established in 2001 to educate and empower youth to develop their academic, career and leadership potential.

Angelica Salas is the Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), and is widely regarded as one of the most gifted activist/organizers in the country today.

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Mother’s Club Fall Food And Wine Festival @ Mother's Club Family Learning Center
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Mother’s Club Family Learning Center for their 5th Annual Fall Food & Wine Festival! This exciting event will include delicious food and beverage samples from great local restaurants and businesses, a photo booth, live music, and live and silent auctions!

Tickets are just $100 each.
Sponsorship and package opportunities are available.

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2017 Latino Recognition Ceremony @ Pasadena High School Auditorium
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Sunday, May 21, from two to four p.m., the Pasadena Unified School District and the Pasadena Latino Coalition will be presenting the annual PUSD Latino Recognition Ceremony.  The event will take place on the Pasadena High School Campus.

Residents, teachers, students and parents are invited to attend the free event.

The purpose of the Latino Recognition Ceremony is to celebrate students’ personal success and academic achievements in the spirit and tradition of Latino cultures. The celebration is dedicated to our families and is bilingual.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Sergio Tapia II is a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California; he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013.  His entire legal career has been devoted to public interest law and public service.

Attendees from each of the high schools in the PUSD will be present. The ceremony begins with a blessing led by Danza Yankuititl(New Fire), Aztec dancers .  There will be student speakers. The Pasadena Coalition and the Community Organization for the Advancement in Education (COPA) will be awarding scholarships.

Members of the Pasadena Latino Coalition are: Community Health Alliance of Pasadena CHAPCare, Community Organization of Pasadena for Advancement in Education, Jericho Road, Lake Avenue Church, Latino Heritage, Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Office for Creative Connections/All Saints Church, Peace Over Violence, Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley.

What: PUSD Latino Recognition Ceremony

Where:  Pasadena High School, 2925 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

When: Sunday May 21, 2016  -1:00 – Registration, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Ceremony

19th Annual Latino Heritage Parade and jamaica @ Villa-Parke Community Center
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
PLC Scholarship Deadline
Apr 30 all-day
Latino Recognition Ceremony
May 20 all-day