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Una Noche Latina

Una Noche Latina

Onondaga Historical Association, OHA_B2_293
Document Description
Flyer from the Association of Neighbors Concerned for Latino Advancement (ANCLA) requesting support for "Una Noche Latina," n.d.
Why does ANCLA think that the Una Noche Latina event is important and unique?
What is a fiscal agent?  Who serves as the fiscal agent to ANCLA?
Name three annual projects sponsored by ANCLA. 
What does ANCLA intend to fund with proceeds from Una Noche Latina?  Why would it be important to raise funds for this purpose?
What are some of the purposes of the ANCLA organization?
Historical Challenges
ANCLA helps raise funds for scholarships given to Latino youth. Learn more about the problems facing Latino youth. What is the dropout rate for Latino youth, and how does this compare to the general population? What percentage of Latino youth attend college, and how does this compare to the general population? What historical factors (immigration laws, economy, discrimination, etc.) are the bases of this problem?
Interdisciplinary Connections
Math: Using the statistics in the first paragraph of this document, find out how many Latinos attended Una Noche Latina.
Resources, New York State Archives Legacies Project, “An Anchor for Latino Grassroots Political Activity in Syracuse.” A document-based activity on the work of the ANCLA organization. Also check this site’s link to the history of Latinos in Syracuse for further information on the organization., New York State Library. "Selected Hispanic and Latino Websites."
The Aspen Institute Roundtable of Community Change. Structural Racism and Youth Development. Washington: Aspen Institute, 2005.
Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood and Walter G. Secada. Transforming Education for Hispanic Youth: Exemplary Practices, Programs, and Schools. U.S. Department of Education: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, 1999.

Historical Context
In 1989, the Latino population of Syracuse, New York was growing rapidly. The Spanish Action League (SAL) had been organized in 1969 to help the Spanish-speaking population of the city with social services and assistance in the crucial areas of housing, employment, education, and family services. By the late 1980s, the organization was overwhelmed with direct service needs and had little time to work toward political changes that would help the Latino community move forward. As a result of attending Father Robert Chryst’s Hispanic Forum luncheons and the New York State Assembly Somos Uno conference in 1989, a group of people formed the Association of Neighbors Concerned for Latino Advancement (ANCLA). The grassroots organization has been involved in a number of projects that strengthen and promote the health of the Latino community.

Una Noche Latina is a dinner/dance that celebrates Latino heritage and raises funds for the Latino community in Syracuse.

Essential Question
How do immigrants support themselves in a new society?
Check for Understanding
Identify the main idea of this document and explain how this organization supported immigrants.