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CELEBRATING ARAB AMERICAN ARTISTS
The Pontiac Creative Arts Center presents: Pathways
Virtual Exhibit: August 1, 2020
Proudly Sponsored by: John Peters and Christine Consales
Cultivating arts and culture in the community through exhibition, education and outreach.
Centro Multicultural La Familia
Centro Multicultural La Familia formerly known as El Centro “La Familia” was founded in 1985 by Oakland County Community Mental Health (OCCMH) to provide the Hispanic community with quality mental health care in a culturally sensitive way. The County provided mental health services but did not have bilingual staff among their health providers. At that time, a group of community leaders were instrumental in the awareness of the need and initiation of mental health services for the Spanish-speaking population of Oakland County. In 1992, Sonia Acosta, PhD, became El Centro’s first full time supervisor. She was hired to supervise the program and also to provide direct mental health services. Then, El Centro had one full time clerical staff and 2 mental health clinicians.
VENTANILLA DE SALUD & HEALTH WORKSHOPS
Health education and information that we provide in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate in Detroit.
Staff and volunteers provide health education on topics such as diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer, prostate cancer, depression, anxiety, HIV testing, etc.
For more information, Click Here.
Touray Friends and Family Kwanzaa Celebration
Pontiac's Kwanzaa celebration moves to manage growing crowd
By Stephanie Preweda For Digital First Media Dec 26, 2018
Back for the fifth year in a row, the annual Touray Friends and Family Kwanzaa Celebration has moved to a new location to accommodate growing numbers attending.
Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday created by Maulana Karenga in 1966 to honor African heritage, and is observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.
As a way to engage younger generations, an ancestral tree will be organized by Pontiac Press Play. Children are asked to bring pictures of their ancestors and are encouraged to talk about and ask questions about different cultures and traditions. Read More.
SAVE THE DATE : 2020 Touray Friends and Family Kwanzaa Celebration - TBA