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21st Anniversary of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say- A Mixed Media Celebration
April 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Librotraficantes, Macondo, and Cultural Capital: 21 Years of Nuestra Palabra
This mixed media celebration in honor of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say 21st anniversary is part of a movement to put Houston’s Latinx Community’s Cultural Capital on the map.
This evening of literary giants from around the country will feature music and Chicano and Latinx art from the holdings of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Each component has a connection to Houston and Nuestra Palabra in ways that have never been imagined. This multimedia show rings in a new era that will be quantify, cultivate, and accelerate Houston’s Latinx Cultural Capital.
This event will feature the art work of Chicano icon Luis Jimenez, the brilliant insights of Mari Carmen Ramirez-MFAH, the banned prose of award-winning writers Ana Castillo and Dagoberto Gilb, and the audacity of the Librotraficantes who, under the leadership of Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, smuggled banned works across state lines. Houston’s cultural capital is a potent testament that only art can save us. The co-founder of Critical Race Theory, Dr. Richard Delgado has been invited to put into context Houston’s role in this new era of activism and art.
Expect additional International art and local music that will provide the sound track to an artistic revolution.