The purpose of the Cultural Conversations Friday e-mail blast is to provide various tidbits on Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CLC) activities, cultural discovery, interesting information about other cultures, how to be more culturally sensitive to others and updates on statistics and information that are relevant to the work the FAST TRAC system of care is doing with youth and families in Clermont County.
This Week's Cultural Conversation:
The Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated on December 12th. The festival celebrates the vision that Juan Diego had of a young girl at the Hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City, which spoke to him about bringing some roses to the Bishop Zumarraga. When he delivered the roses, the image of the Virgin Mary in the form of a Mexican female was on his shirt. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe was created in Mexico City to honor her image and serve as a reminder of what a woman and mother was to aspire to be. This is the most popular religious and cultural image and Our Lady of Guadalupe is also known as the "Queen of Mexico."
Information obtained from Wikipedia.
Clermont FAST TRAC, a system of care initiative of the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board, is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.