Metro Weekly

Latino Outreach

History project seeks new members

The Latino History Project is encouraging Web site developers, logo artists and event volunteers to join the organization during its upcoming retreat at Whitman-Walker Clinic’s Lesbian Services Program building, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27.

”We honestly need help,” says José Gutierrez, founder and president of the group. ”We are growing as an LGBT organization and are expanding our programs, so we need to work on strategic planning for this year.”

In 2007, the Latino History Project hosted a variety of events, including its ”20 Años de Lucha! — 20 Years of Struggle!” presentation of memorabilia that attracted about 150 people.

With the retreat, free and open to the public, the Latino History Project, which currently includes 12 members and meets once a month, is hoping to attract at least 20 additional members.

”It’s a good opportunity for the members and new members to organize some of the activities for this year,” says Gutierrez.

For more information, call José Gutierrez at 202-588-0067.