Latino State News
(Logan Square) 50th Anniversary Congress “Celebrate the Past and Envision the Future
Anna Easter is nearing 99 years old. For more than half of her life she has been involved with LSNA. She reports that her favorite meeting was about 20 years ago when we gave the 14th District Commander a “report card” – LSNA’s way of letting him know we weren’t happy with his job.
Maribel Lopez is about to enter a PhD program. As president of LSNA in the 90s she was working towards her associate’s degree. She says “I am a product of LSNA”. She started her first business (a home daycare center) through the LSNA Incubator Without Walls program.
As we look at our past we hear these stories and many others. People talk about Carnivals to raise money, the campaign to stop DUKS from selling beer, the arguments and decision on where the blue line should stop in Logan Square and the time the Barresi family actually nailed a tenant’s door shut to keep him from attending an LSNA meeting.
LSNA staff and members are proud of our accomplishments. We are also proud of our work today – parents engaged in schools, youth engaged in school and after school programs, victories around affordable housing, the fight for immigration reform, and more!
On May 15th at 6PM at Kelvyn Park HS, 4343 W. Wrightwood, LSNA will hold our 50th Congress! What a time for celebration! And what an opportunity to look to the future.