"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
RIVERSIDE– Riverside Public Library will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) with a series of Bilingual Open Mic programs at libraries throughout the city that will invite local community members (including celebrated authors) to share stories, art, and poetry about the immigrant experience. Games, craft activities, and food vendors will be available to the public.
With a special emphasis on engaging older teens and adults, these programs will welcome participation from people of all ages and backgrounds, to promote connections and appreciation of Latinx culture.
Dates to be announced. For more information, contact Project Director Hayden Birkett.
Image by Dnessa Franklin on Unsplash.
This project is supported by the Library Innovation Lab.