Mexican Heritage Plaza’s Avenida de Altares

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On Saturday October 28, 2017, the Mexican Heritage Plaza hosted its inaugural Alum Rock Alter Walk called La Ultima Parada highlighting alters made by local artists and local businesses.

Latinas & Libros Event

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Modern Latina presents Latinas & Libros event to celebrate the contributions of Latinas in literature and our Latino heritage. Event will feature Latina authors sharing their inspirational stories, book signing, Mexican hot chocolate and pan dulce.

#ModernLatinaBookClub features A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez

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This month the Modern Latina Book Club features the coming of age memoir, A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez. Daisy lets us in to a world of reclamation—where the daughter of Latino immigrants can know herself again and again by facing the unknowns as a first-generation child growing up in the United States.

Latino Thought Makers Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Actor Esai Morales and Host Rick Najera at Cañada College

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Cañada College celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with Rick Najera’s Latino Thought Makers featuring special guest award-winning actor Esai Morales.

Cheech Marin’s Vision to Create the Nation’s First Chicano Museum

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In collaboration the city of Riverside and the Riverside Art Museum, Cheech Marin will be sharing his art collection to create the nation’s first Chicano art center. Supporters for this project need to raise $3 million to transform the future home of the art gallery complete with space for art classes, lectures and programs.

#ModernLatinaBookClub features The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

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This month the Modern Latina Book Club will read the classic House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. As we enter the protagonist Esperanza’s world, House of Mango Street invites us to remember the places where we lived as children and in doing so, reflect upon our own histories and the difficult questions that emerge.

DOLORES: Rebel. Activist. Feminist. Mother.

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Dolores comes to theaters this fall, sharing the story of Dolores Huerta through rare footage and personal accounts of her life. The Watsonville Film Festival will host a regional premiere of the documentary film DOLORES and a Q&A with legendary organizer and activist Dolores Huerta will be in attendance.

Teen Girls Stage Incredible Quinceañera Protest at Texas Capitol Against Vile Anti-Immigrant Law

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On Wednesday, a group of 15 teenage girls, dressed in brightly colored gowns, stood in front of the Texas State Capitol to participate in one of Latin American culture’s most cherished traditions: the quinceañera.

Someone made lotería for millennials and it’s for sure gonna sell out fast

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Meet Mike Alfaro the Guatemalan creator behind “Millennial Lotería” — updated Lotería cards for a “new generation.”

#ModernLatinaBookClub features Frida by Barbara Mujica

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The Modern Latina Book Club features Frida by Barbara Mujica. Told in the voice of Frida’s sister Cristina, who bears witness to Frida and Diego’s tumultuous marriage, this is a brilliantly vivid work of historical fiction.