National Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Lorain:
The Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures (Museo de Hispano y Latino Culturas) and Lorain County Community College’s Latino club Los Unidos will host “What it means to be Latino,” Sept. 23, 2011 at the St. Joseph Community Center [St. Joe], 205 W. 20th Street, Lorain, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cultural performance will include Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Mary Hilaire Tavenner, speaker and writer of eight books including “Memoirs of a writer in Puerto Rico.”
Julissa Reyes, story teller, will be reciting her own poem “What It Means to be Latino.”
Plus, a youth Aztec Dancing group will finalize the performance.
The Friday cultural performance is part of a three day event in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Guillermo Arriaga, President/Curator of the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures will have an exhibit of Latin American artifacts at the St. Joseph Community Center, Sept. 21-23, 2011. He is also collaborating with Lorain City Schools, that will display their art there all three days from 10 a.m.- 6p.m.
Sponsored by La Fundación Hispana , RT 58 Auto Body & Collision, State Farm Insurance Marsha Funk agent, and El Agila Bakery in Fremont, Ohio
Sept 21-23, Exhibit Times: 10a.m-6p.m. in the St Joe’s Community Center Cafeteria
Sept 23, Reception Time: 6-7pm in the Gould Auditorium, refreshments will be provided.
Sept 23, Performing Arts Show: 7-9pm in the St Joe’s Community Center Gould Auditorium.
NOTE: They are still looking for Latino talent including: Poets, Singers, Musicians, Visual Artist and Folkloric Dancers. The event is free but they are accepting donations. To perform at the event contact Ed Morales from Los Unidos at the email: [email protected]