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Jose Sueiro

Jose Sueiro

born in New York City of immigrant parents and settled here to study at George

Washington & American Universities. I am a Ward 1 resident and tenant at 1841 Columbia Road

since 1973. I was originally an ANC Commissioner in 1988 and later worked in the Office of

Mayor Anthony Williams. I’ve been a teacher, community activist, culture advocate, journalist,

businessman, and Mayoral appointee. I consult on issues of affordable housing and economic

development. My background includes:

Public Service

• Director, Latin American Youth Center,

• D.C. Recreation Dept. Roving Leader – delinquency and gang prevention,

• Teacher, Oyster Bilingual Elementary School; Soccer coach, Wilson & Bell H.S.,

• ANC Commissioner 1988-90.

• President; 1841 Columbia Road Tenant Assoc.,

• Member; AARP/DC Executive Committee,

• Neighborhood Services, Office of the Mayor, 2000-06.

Journalism

• Publisher; El Latino Newspaper, Spanish language community newspaper 1976-89,

• Publisher; La Nación Newspaper, Spanish language weekly newspaper, 1990-99,

• Editor; “Noticias del Mundo”; Washington Times Spanish language daily, 2000,

• Panelist, Reporters Roundtable, Channel 16

Culture

• Creator; “Escuela de Rumba” school of music,

• Co-Founder; GALA Hispanic Theatre

• Radio Host; ‘Duende & Caché’ Latin music show

• President; Hispanic Festival of Washington D.C.

Small Business & Affordable Housing

• Consultant; Development Corporation of Columbia Heights,

• Partner; LCHIP Development Group, LLC - affordable housing in D.C.,

• Director; Coalition of Park Road Businesses, Inc.

• Director; D.C. Hispanic Contractors Association, Inc.

Vote Jose Sueiro for ANC1C03 on November

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Hispanic Heritage

Jose´Sueiro shares his personal history and observations about DC's Spanish Language residential population

From Tumacácori to Porciúnula

From the halls of Jose Rafael Moneo's architectural masterpiece, the Spanish Ambassador's residence on Foxhall Road in Washington DC, H.E. Ramon Gil Casares and National Park Service (NPS) Director, Jonathan Jarvis recently celebrated the collaboration of the NPS with the Embassy of Spain to create the "Travel Itinerary for the Colonial Missions of the Southwest" (http://www.nps.gov/subjects/travelspanishmissions/index.htm).

Border Style Blues

    "El Paso Blue", the new English/Chicano language play currently performing at GALA Theatre conforms to standard; well produced, strongly acted and brilliantly directed; the set design powerful and the lighting unique.
    It's no accident that GALA Theatre has just received 6 Helen Hayes awards including best play of the season for Garcia Lorca's "Yerma". Rarely has Gala Theatre even received notice from the Hayes committee much less 6 awards topped by a play of the year in Spanish. Thus the Washington theatre establishment recognizes one of our long standing cultural jewels - El Teatro GALA.

Celebrating Diversity in Construction

The evening of Wednesday, April 27th in the ballroom at the Willard Hotel, a group of small business advocacy groups; DC Metro Hispanic Contractors Assoc., Anacostia Economic Development Corporation, National Assoc. of Minority Contractors and the CHOICE program of the Building Trades Unions, celebrated 'Diversity in Construction' by recognizing 12 construction firms who represent the highest quality of efforts to insure access, transparency and the nurturing of small businesses.

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