The first Latino religious summit on sexuality, "Breaking the Silence: del púlpito a la mesa de la cocina" (from the pulpit to the kitchen table), will be held September 15-16 at the First Baptist Church, 760 South Westmoreland Avenue, Los Angeles.

The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creator of the popular GOT MILK? campaign, announced 10 semi-finalists in the GOT MILK? Poetry Slam contest.

The "baby boom" propelled the largest percentage increases of any age group in the 1990-2000 decade, an analysis of Census 2000 data by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau. (The baby boom refers to people born in the post-World War II period from 1946 through 1964.)

Kmart Corporation announced the promotions of Barbara J. Firment to the position of Vice President Advertising and In-Store Event Marketing and Rick Noechel to Vice President Controller, effective immediately.

The American Institute for Managing Diversity (AIMD) announced an innovative partnership with The Coca-Cola Company in which Juan Johnson, vice president and director of Diversity Strategies for The Coca-Cola Company, will assume the new role of President of the Diversity Leadership Academy.

Ingrid Otero-Smart, President and COO of MD&A and Managing Partner of MD&A/Salud, was recently elected to the American Lung Association's Council of Regents.

International scientific and academic leaders in dermatology and cosmetics convened to present breaking research on ethnic hair and skin care issues.

Vista Media Group and Edward James Olmos, actor and community activist, present the 5th Annual Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival, a weekend event that promotes literacy, culture and education in a fun environment for the whole family.

More than 1,000 die-hard Latin music fans across the country will get the chance of a lifetime to attend Miller Genuine Draft's Solo Con Invitacion (By Invitation Only) concert November 1, 2001 at the Sun Theater in Anaheim, California.

A recent study provides the most promising news yet for a recently embattled advertising industry. According to a survey by Wirthlin Worldwide, nine out of ten Americans say it is important for companies to advertise at this time.

Minorities in Business Magazine will honor a variety of individuals with Awards at the Sixth Annual Multi-Cultural Prism Awards Gala 2001, presented on Friday, October 19, 2001, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, located at 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA.

The September unemployment report confirms the direction of the nation's economy was uncertain at best before the events of Sept. 11. As a result of the terrorist attacks, a short recession is likely, according to the Employment Policy Foundation. The U.S.

Terra Lycos will launch an amateur Latin rock competition in Los Angeles, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 16. The contest promises 30 days of pure rock, and proceeds go towards funding tuition and educational needs of Latin youths affected by the Sept. 11 attacks in New York.

López Negrete continues with its plans to aggressively grow the agency's creative team with the addition of Iñaki Escudero as senior copywriter. Escudero joins the agency from Dieste & Partners where he worked as copywriter for the last four years.

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) will hold their annual Multicultural Marketing Conference November 4-6 in Key Biscayne (Miami), Florida. The conference was developed with the support and guidance of ANA's Multicultural Marketing Committee.

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