Irene Gomez-Bethke with her lifetime achievement award

Irene Gomez-Bethke with her lifetime achievement award

Irene Gomez-Bethke with a lifetime achievement award from Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s Latino Law Student Association, April 15, 2016. Used with the permission of Jesse Bethke Gomez.

Irene Gomez-Bethke at her college graduation

Irene Gomez-Bethke at her college graduation

Irene Gomez-Bethke (center) in the audience of her Metropolitan State University graduation ceremony in St. Paul, 1980s. Used with the permission of Jesse Bethke Gomez.

Latino Youth Conference 2018

Latino Youth Conference 2018

Attendees of Latino Youth Conference 2018, organized by CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio). Photo by Flickr user CLUES Photos, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) is the largest Latino-led nonprofit in Minnesota. It formed in 1981 in St. Paul in response to the need for language-appropriate, culturally competent mental health services for the Latino Spanish-speaking community. Throughout the history of CLUES, as the Latino community has grown, the agency’s leaders have identified new opportunities to support Latino children, families, and individuals.

Workshop inside Centro Cultural Chicano

Workshop inside Centro Cultural Chicano

Attorney Martin Diaz leads a legal advice workshop inside Centro Cultural Chicano as part of the organization’s Nosotras program in 1986. From page 7 of Visiones de la Raza 10, no. 11 (November 1986) in box 1 of the Irene Gomez-Bethke papers, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Centro Cultural Chicano table at “Fair of the Heart”

Centro Cultural Chicano table at the Fair of the Heart

Elders represent Centro Cultural Chicano at the Fair of the Heart on September 7, 1986. Held in Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis and organized by the United Way, the event attracted thousands of people. From page 2 of Visiones de la Raza 10, no. 10 (October 1986) in box 1 of the Irene Gomez-Bethke papers, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Centro Cultural Latino’s bilingual education program

Centro Cultural Latino’s bilingual education program

Students and teachers at work in Centro Cultural Latino’s bilingual education program. Photographs by Luis Santiago, Jr., 1980. From page 3 of Visiones de la Raza 6, no. 30 (1980) in box 1 of the Irene Gomez-Bethke papers, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Centro Cultural Chicano’s first building

Centro Cultural Chicano’s first building

Centro Cultural Chicano’s first building, located at 1800 Olson Highway in Minneapolis, in 1978. From the cover of Visiones de la Raza 2, no. 22 (July 1979) in box 1 of the Irene Gomez-Bethke papers, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Centro Cultural Chicano newsletter (1977)

Centro Cultural Chicano newsletter (1977)

The cover of the first Centro Cultural Chicano newsletter (vol. 1, no. 1, 1977), featuring an image of Chalchihuitlicue. In Aztec religion, Chalchihuitlicue is known as the goddess of water. Centro Cultural Chicano’s newsletter used her image frequently as the organization’s logo, to celebrate the vitality and tenacity of the Chicano people. The newsletter was made available to its members on a monthly basis. From “Centro Cultural Chicano” “in box 1 of the Irene Gomez-Bethke papers, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Centro Cultural Chicano’s articles of incorporation

Centro Cultural Chicano’s articles of incorporation

Centro Cultural Chicano’s articles of incorporation. The state of Minnesota officially incorporated the organization in 1974. From "Centro Cultural Chicano" in box 1 of the Irene Gomez-Bethke papers, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.
http://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00039/pdfa/00039-00026.pdf

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