Archive for the ‘Su Vida’ Category

CALA Overview

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Su Vida had a chance to capture an exclusive interview with Grady Gammage Jr.  (CALA Board Member) and Julio Morales (Curator of the Cala Festival). They talk about this celebration of Latin American arts and culture. Plus, local artists who share highlights of CALA Celebración Artística de las Américas and the CALA Alliance Festival taking place at the Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix.

Fresh Start

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Su Vida visited Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, a local foundation supporting women who want to thrive in life. Susan Berman, CEO of Fresh Start, shared with us all the great programs available to local women, who need assistance in their education, job searching, child care to much more. The first comprehensive women’s self-help facility in the nation, opened its doors in 2002 and serves more than 25,000 visitors annually. 

Esperanza Overview

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

A special teacher is an important and lasting influence in a child’s life. Teachers unlock the minds of our children and provide the essential foundation needed to become successful members of the community. Recognizing this important work, CPLC honors this group of “unsung heroes”.

The Esperanza Awards was created in 1998, and today remains the only awards program established specifically to honor Latino teachers throughout Arizona. Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) has a long history of recognizing Latino educators who inspire students to achieve their dreams, and these outstanding teachers are recognized by the CPLC Esperanza Awards.

This year’s honorees for the 16th Annual Esperanza Awards are Margarito Casillas of Andrada Polytechnic High School in Tucson, Jesús Arrizon of Southwest Junior High School in San Luis, Manuel Gaviña of Whittier Elementary School in Phoenix, and Erika Parra of Metro Tech High School in Phoenix. 

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Celebrating CALA

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

This week on Su Vida it’s all about the CALA Festival. We’ll meet two chefs who are showcasing their cuisine at the CALA Dinner, and give an overview of the month-long CALA Festival events. We’ll see how Fresh Start Women’s Shelter is helping women and their children start a new life. Plus, an overview of the CPLC Esperanza Awards Honorees and the Arizona Taco Festival.

Arizona Taco Festival

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

David Tyda talks to us about the second annual Taco Festival in Phoenix. He introduces one of the participating restaurants “Blanco” and they demonstrate one of the tacos they will introduce at the festival.

Make sure to stop by the Cox GIG LIFE Lounge at the festival, where we’ll have a mobile device charging station, a social media photo kiosk, and paletas.

Experience the largest collection of taco-makers ever assembled in one place. Enjoy local bands, Lucha Libre wrestling, cooking classes, eating contests, and huge bar experiences by some of your favorite party spots. 

For more information, click here

CALA Chefs

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Join CALA Alliance for the most exciting Latin American culinary event of the year!
¡Sabor! A Culinary Journey of the Americas celebrates distinct and diverse cuisines. A team of top chefs from across Metro Phoenix will present different takes on the national dishes of lands from Cuba to Argentina, regions of Mexico to the mountains of Chile.

We interview Roberto Madrid, who brings a passion for Latino cooking to his role as Chef de Cuisine at Deseo. He began his culinary career in Scottsdale in 1982, studying under Chef Tony Fogo at The White Truffle, a local French fine dining restaurant.

Executive Sous Chef, Chaz Frankenfield’s culinary experience spans more than two decades. Chaz Frankenfield embraces his role as executive sous chef at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. With a wealth of knowledge in the culinary arts and his exceptional leadership experience, Frankenfield oversees the daily operations of the District American Kitchen and Wine Bar. 

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Walk for Animals

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Learn more about the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) Walk to Save Animals on Saturday, November 8th, 8:30am-12:30pm at Tempe Town Lake.

Sign up as an individual or as a team and help raise money for Arizona’s oldest no kill shelter. The walk features exhibitions, demonstrations, food and activities for the entire family

For more information on AAWL, please visit

AZ Animal Welfare League

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by xmlrpc

This week on Su Vida, we visit the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), Arizona’s oldest no-kill animal shelter. We’ll see how AAWL rescues dogs and cats, their education program, and how you can help.

Also on the show, we’ll take a look at the 2014 Hispanic Women’s Conference, interview HBO Latino star Carmen Peláez, meet two local UFC fighters, and check out the movie “Spare Parts”.

UFC Fighters

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by xmlrpc

John Moraga is a Phoenix native from the Maryvale neighborhood and ASU graduate. He is now a fighter on the first UFC event in Phoenix on December 13th, squaring off against Jussier Formiga. Buy tickets! John talks about what Hispanic Heritage month means to him and how he plans to help his community in the future.

Hispanic Womens Conf.

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by xmlrpc

JR attends the 29th Annual Hispanic Women’s Conference 2014 and speaks with  attendees who express the importance of the event and how it inspires, innovates, and empowers women throughout the city.

Over 3,000 women gather at this two day event that touches on Professional Development and Leadership Institutes, including health awareness, fashion show, exhibit center, and much more. 


For more information, please visit Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC).

Carmen Peláez

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Vanessa visits the 29th Annual Hispanic Women’s Conference and has a chance to interview writer, actress and director, Carmen Peláez. Ms. Peláez was honored with the Award of Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at the 2014 Hispanic Women’s Conference.

For more information, please visit Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC).


AAWL Overview

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Overview of the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA. We’ll learn about the great services Arizona’s first no-kill shelter is doing for our local dogs and cats. From the rescuing to adoption. Including a visit to the adoption store inside the Chandler Mall. 

For more information, please visit