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September 17, 2014
Latina boxing promoter honored
Latina boxing promoter honored

EMC photos by Sam Oldenburg

Mercedes Vázquez-Simmons is a woman who works tirelessly not only to make a better life for her family but to better her community.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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March 12, 2014
Legislator wants to advocate for change on a bigger level
Legislator wants to advocate for change on a bigger level

Leslie Rivera doesn't feel like she chose to become a teacher.

She felt called to be one as a way to give back to her community and help children who grew up like her in the inner city with Spanish-speaking parents.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 11, 2014
Rochester man 'an example for others'
Rochester man 'an example for others'

The need to communicate transcends all barriers.
That is the story of Angel Luis Martínez, a Puerto Rico transplant who was born deaf and mute

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 15, 2014
Retiring union organizer to continue combating injustice
Retiring union organizer to continue combating injustice

Maria López may be a 62-year-old on the verge of retirement.

But that doesn't mean she has lost the zeal or desire to continue advocating for those without a voice once she retires as a certified nursing assistant this spring.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 15, 2014
Ithaca native thrives as missionary
Ithaca native thrives as missionary

Thanks to socially aware priests at Ithaca's Immaculate Conception Parish during the turbulent 1960s, Father Tim Murphy, GHM, got a clear message about how he should live out his faith: get involved.

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By Mike Latona /EMC
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July 17, 2013
Health advocate posthumously honored
Health advocate posthumously honored

C. Ivette Salgado was recently honored for her dedication to ensuring that Latinos in the Rochester area receive high-quality health care.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 13, 2013
Doctor seeks to inspire minority youths
Doctor seeks to inspire minority youths

ROCHESTER -- Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa often marvels at his story of reaching the American dream, going from a migrant worker at age 19 to a neurosurgeon working at Johns Hopkins today.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 16, 2013
Champion of migrant workers honored
Champion of migrant workers honored

BRIGHTON -- Librada Paz came to the United States as a 15-year-old from Oaxaca, Mexico, with a dream to go to college.

Decades later, Paz was honored as a Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Center for Human Rights' laureate for her work in championing rights for migrant workers through her involvement with Rural & Migrant Ministry.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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November 14, 2012
Priest honored for supporting Puerto Rican community
Priest honored for supporting Puerto Rican community

Father Laurence Tracy -- described as "A Boricua de corazon" (A Puerto Rican in his heart) -- was honored in recent events for his service and support of the Latino community for more than 40 years.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 17, 2012
Athlete, wife follow God's 'better plan'
Athlete, wife follow God's 'better plan'

EAST ROCHESTER -- Tony and Halyma Chevez moved to Rochester when the Baltimore Orioles signed him to a contract about four decades ago.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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