The Latino Center public forum has been rescheduled due to snow.  The new date is:

Wednesday, February 27
6:30-8 p.m.
Same location: North High School ‚Äď 501 Holcomb Avenue, Des Moines

Original meeting details:

Area residents have the opportunity to determine the fate of a potential Latino Center in Central Iowa.  The Latino Forum, an offshoot of the Capitol Crossroads initiative, is exploring the possibilities for establishing a Latino Center that could provide a focal point for the Latino community, serve as a bridge with the community at large, and present the Latino culture in Central Iowa.  Over 38,000 Latinos live in the Des Moines metropolitan area, but currently no central organization exists for the entire Latino community.  All area residents, Latinos and Non-Latinos, are invited to join Latino Forum members at the second of two public forums to express their views on the proposed Latino Center.  The meeting will have a brief background presentation, followed by small group discussions.  Participants will discuss what activities or services a Center could offer, where a Center could be located, and how it could be supported.  In addition to the public forum, residents are invited to express their opinion through a survey, available at  Tamales will be served.  Activities for children will be provided.