Austin's Puerto Rican Cultural Center turns 25 this year. What started as a dream and three dancers has transformed into a hub, bringing the area's Puerto Rican community and beyond together through diverse cultural arts programming. From navigating the pandemic to temporary closures, the center hopes to keep moving pa'lante.
In the aftermath of the mass school shooting in Uvalde, the community, which is about 82% Latino, still needs support. Here are some top ways to help. We will be updating this resource list as needed.
It's been such a challenging time in our comunidad, and we're in awe of all the resilience we've seen through these times. So, we'd like to cheer on those who have been inspiring us lately. Did you or someone you know receive an honor we should know about? Let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org for publication consideration.
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As East Austin faces rapid change, efforts are being made to preserve Parque Zaragoza's customs and cultural significance. Learn how you can be a part of the 90th anniversary celebration of this historic park. Also, check out some top May 2022 Austin community events and volunteer opportunities.
Each April, cities across the country honor the legacy of the Queen of Tejano with various tributes and events. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez would have turned 51 this year.
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After a pandemic pause, the annual Austin march and rally honoring civil rights and labor leader César Chávez resumed. Here are some lessons learned at this year's 19th annual event.
Check out three soul-nourishing documentaries centered around our gente.
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We're launching a first-person series called Tu Voz. It’s an opportunity for a community member to write about their Austin Latinidad experience through the lens of resilience.
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