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Proceeds of book highlighting Latino history in Rhode Island to benefit the Juanita Sánchez Community Fund
By Inés Merchán / September 2, 2014 /   Loading Disqus...
Marta V. Martínez, Executive Director of Rhode Island Latino Arts, recently published a book of stories she collected over the past 20 years for the Latino Oral History Project of RI. Latino History in Rhode Island: Nuestras Raices is about the history of the Latino community in Rhode Island and includes stories from twelve Rhode Island Spanish-speaking pioneers that contributed to the birth of our vibrant Latino community.
 
Latino History in Rhode Island: Nuestras Raices can be purchased online. All proceeds from the book will benefit the Juanita Sánchez Community Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. The Juanita Sánchez Community Fund was established in 1992 by friends and family of Juanita Sánchez to memorialize her life as a leader, organizer, and long-time believer in fighting for the unmet needs and rights of Latinos. The fund provides support for Rhode Island’s Latino community by offering grants to a range of nonprofits working with Latinos in Rhode Island. 
 
A chapter in Latino History in Rhode Island: Nuestras Raices featuring the history of Cubans in Rhode Island was made possible with the support of Rhode Island Foundation donor Herman Rose and the ADDD Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. 
 
Congratulations, Marta, on your book! It is a tremendous testament to and culmination of your many years of hard work on behalf of Latinos in Rhode Island. 
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