Mona Lisa, a recipient of a scholarship award from the Broadcasters Association while studying radio and television broadcasting, came to KUVO as an intern working under the direction of Carlos Lando and The Morning Beat in 2008. After graduating in 2009, she was hired as a development assistant, when the opportunity to co-host Canción Mexicana became available.
“I am extremely honored to be given the opportunity to co-host Canción Mexicana. Mexican music runs through my veins, being 3rd generation Mexican/Spanish American. I grew up with my older brother on guitar, my younger brother on drums, Dad would play the accordion and my mother, sister and I would sing Corridos, Rancheras, and Cumbias. What memories I have of those days. I get to re-live those times on alternate Sundays from 9 am -1 pm when I host Canción Mexicana. I enjoy every minute of it.” —Mona Lisa
About Women’s History Month – Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
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