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This document was issued in 1989 as an agenda of the needs and dreams for Latino culture and the arts in Michigan. The agenda, composed of three sections, proposed to address issues of unity, diversity, and the further development of Latino culture and the arts within the Latino community, as well as issues of access, training, and education in society at large. The agenda also challenged the adaptation, assimilation, and institutionalization of Latino community art organizations as well as Eurocentric art criteria and the inadequate grant category model.
This document, known as “The Latino Agenda for Culture and the Arts in Michigan,” was developed and approved unanimously by participants in the Hispanics and the Arts Workshop and ratified the same day by the General Assembly of the 3rd Annual Michigan Hispanic Leadership Conference, held on May 24, 1989, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Signatories of the agenda included Ana Luisa Cardona, Marta Elena Lagos, Irene Vasquez, Mary Ramirez, Kathe Kowalski, Aniceto R. Muñiz, Yolanda H. Alvarado, Ursula Murray, José L. Flores, Jesus M. Solis, Dario E. Lopez, Alfonso Guzman, Maricela Garcia, Frances O. Perez, Essie Solano, Marico de los Angeles, Pablo R. Lopez, George Vargas, Vito J. Valdez, Trinidad Sanchez, Raymond Arredondo, Julie Currier, Lee Silva, Eva M. Medrano, Anne Martinez, Samuel Ancirce, Maria y Benigno Cortez, Herb Sauceda, Randy Salazar, Maurice Sone, Guadalupe Aguayo, Alberto Vásquez, Tim Abler, Diana Alva Kamulski, Nora Chapa Mendoza, Jose L. Garza, Julio M. Velasquez, John A. Rodriguez, Rusty Bagelo, Krysten Hasley, Maria Ray Brown, Richard Muñoz, Oscar Flores, Lorenzo Rivera, Ramon Treviño, Isabel Luna, Gloria Gonzalez, Lucy Alejandro, Jose R. Vásquez, and Manuel R. Parrilla.