Latinx Heritage is every day in LAcsudhbulletin October 16, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Hispanic Heritage month, as it is recognized by the US government, ends Oct 15. But for LA locals, Latinx Heritage is every day. Illustration by Nova-Blanco Rico.
By Melanie Gerner, Staff Reporter
The 2020 Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide published by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, offers numerous events running through November and a plethora of ongoing events with no deadline. The 188-page guide bursts with original artwork created by Latinx artists. The works include poetry, photography and images of mixed media creations.
The guide shows that despite the pandemic, Latinx celebrations are still being held, albeit virtually. The guide lists a selection of book titles rich with Latinx themes for children of all ages, including I Love Saturdays y Domingos, Family Pictures / Cuadros de Familia, Esperanza Rising and Bless me Ultima. The Los Angeles Public Library offers bilingual storytime throughout the year; Nov. 13 is virtual bilingual spanish storytime with crafts celebrating thanks and Thanksgiving. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LA is also home to several Latinx historical monuments including Andres Pico Adobe, San Gabriel Mission, Avila Adobe, The Bridge to Nowhere, Dominguez Rancho Adobe, Adobe De Palomares,Pio Pico State Historic Park, Catalina Verdugo Adobe, and multiple others.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is offering many ongoing events and activities. Including musical performances, by artists such as Nancy Sanchez, on their virtual stage via En Casa con LA Plaza. Visit the website for Zoom registration links, links to all past performances, a calendar of future performances and a link to their Facebook page.
Of course if time sensitive events are more your thing:
Self Help Graphics is hosting a virtual shoebox altar workshop on Oct 20 and a Virtual Dia de los Muertos exhibition that runs through Nov 27.
Mundo Maya Foundation hosting El “Hanal” Pixan”, food of the souls, Dia de Muertos de los Mayas on Oct.25
Whatever your interest, visual arts, literature, history or theater, every day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate Latinx art and culture in LA.
To view the 188-page guide filled with Latinx art and event links visit