National Hispanic Heritage Month - celebrated in the United States from September 15 to October 15 - recognizes the historical and cultural contributions Hispanic Americans make to the United States. Community members are invited to celebrate this rich, diverse culture by participating in events specially created for DML’s Latinx and Hispanic programming:
This community event is family oriented and kid friendly! Pre-parade festivities will take place at the starting point of the parade, in the parking lot located in the north-east corner of Fifth Street and Wayne Avenue. Stop by to enjoy sugar skull face painting, music, dancers, and performers. The parade begins at 2 pm. and will travel through the Oregon District, on Fifth Street, turning right on Patterson Blvd. The parade will conclude at the Main Library and Cooper Park at 3 pm. (Total distance is 0.5 mile.)
Raye Zaragoza will perform at the Eichelberger Forum until 4:30 pm. Families can enjoy children’s activities as well as food trucks at Cooper Park. The day will close with outdoor performances from Orgullo Mexicano and El Alacran de Durango.
Raye Zaragoza is a galvanizing presence, a self-assured artist making music to fight for, represent, and celebrate those left out of the spotlight for too long. Known for tenacious feminist anthems and fearless protest folk, her stage presence teems with determined morale. As a Japanese-American, Mexican, Indigenous woman, Zaragoza spent much of her early life trying to assimilate with the world around her, to meet punishing standards of beauty synonymous with just one color of skin—and not her own. She has come a long way from that youthful pain, proclaiming “I am proud to be a multicultural brown woman with insecurities and a vibrant intersectional identity that I continue to grapple with. I hope young girls of today will know that the It Girl is whatever the hell they want to be.”
Orgullo Mexicano will perform Afro-Mexican folklore dances and attendees will have the opportunity to learn traditional dances. Visit the cultural display to learn about Vicente Guerrero, the only Afro-Mexican President of Mexico.
Adriana Prieto Quintero, a writer and teacher, will read from her book “Where Are We From?”. She is incredibly passionate about teaching children and has over ten years of experience in teaching both Literature and Spanish. Quintero is from Venezuela where she studied Education, and received her Master’s Degree in Literature. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD at the Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures at University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Appropriate for teens and adults.
University of Dayton professor and Pushcart Prize nominee Albino Carrillo will share his poetry and discuss where he finds inspiration. Carrillo has been published in numerous literary journals and his books include "In the City of Smoking Mirrors" and "Uranium Days". For years he has organized the Lit Fest, an annual celebration of the written word attracting poets and writers from around the nation to the Miami Valley and the University of Dayton. Appropriate for teens and adults.
This Portfolio of Woodcut Prints on “Human Rights” is a project of SOS ART in collaboration with Taller Burro Press in Oaxaca, Mexico. It consists of 25 prints by 12 artists from Oaxaca and 12 artists from Cincinnati, each addressing one of 12 human rights, and the 25th print, the title page, created by an artist from Cincinnati.
The purpose of the portfolio was to challenge artists to create images and messages around human rights through a collaborative process across different cultures; also to raise funds for both SOS ART and Taller Burro Press for their current and future projects.
The portfolio has been printed in an edition of 50, 25 given to the 25 participating artists in both Cincinnati and Oaxaca, and the remaining 25 shared between SOS ART and Taller Burro Press for future sales. Each print is in black and white, 12×12” centered on a 15×15” Guarro Canson 250 g cotton paper. Most of the participating artists are widely exhibited and known internationally.
¿Quieres iniciar un negocio?, ¿por dónde empezar? Esta clase será una introducción a lo que se necesita para iniciar un negocio en el estado de Ohio, así como las mejores prácticas de administracion de empresas. Estas clases seran impartidas en español.
You want to start a business, where do you start? This class will be an introduction into what is needed to start a business in the state of Ohio as well as best practices. This class will be conducted in Spanish.
Aprenda cómo preparar su negocio para buscar financiamiento de prestamistas y conectarse con programas y agencias locales que ofrecen recursos financieros para propietarios de negocios hispanos. Estas clases seran impartidas en español.
Learn how to prepare your business to seek funding from lenders and connect with local programs and agencies that offer financial resources for Hispanic Business Owners. This class will be conducted in Spanish.
¡Únase a nosotros en la Biblioteca Principal Metropolitana de Dayton para un panel de discusión informativo con algunos de los propietarios de negocios hispanos más prominentes de nuestras áreas! Escuche sobre su viaje empresarial, lo que han aprendido y los consejos ofrecidos. Estas clases seran impartidas en español.
Join us at Dayton Metro Library Main Campus for an informative panel discussion featuring some of our areas most prominent Hispanic business owners! Hear about their entrepreneurial journey, what they’ve learned, and offered advice. This class will be conducted in Spanish.
Guereca is an award-winning activist, feminist, entrepreneur, and CEO of the Women’s March Foundation. She devotes much of her time to advocacy programs for women’s rights, Latino education, and gender equality and has served as the bridge between community organizations and coalition building that spans national levels. Her recent endeavor includes launching Women’s March Action, the 501c4 political arm of the Women’s March. Guereca has received many awards over the years for her work. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library and coincides with DML Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month programming.