COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The “Latina Voices” program will be celebrating its tenth anniversary from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 25 at Pikes Peak Library 21c.
The program is sponsored by Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District and will highlight the successes of Southern Colorado Latinos. Doors open at 9:30 am and refreshments will be served. There will also be a sale of Hispanic-authored books and a video featuring highlights from the past 10 years. The event is free and open to the public.
This year’s presenters are:
Adriana Jones Rincon – She’s a Missouri-born woman who plays many different instruments. She played viola in Missouri State University’s Symphony and graduated in music education while attending college. Rincon also studied hoop and belly dance, which she now performs and teaches. In 2006, Rincon started playing piano and guitar as well as singing and dancing in a Latin-Gypsy-cabaret group. Since moving to Colorado in 2010, she has not only performed locally, but also became the Executive Director of the Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts in 2017. Rincon said she “strives to continue to be a driving force and a positive influence for others to come. Latinas of the region.
Juliana Aragon Fatula – His ancestors, natives of Aztlan, migrated from New Mexico to southern Colorado. She is the author of The Road I Ride Bleeds, Crazy Chicana in Catholic City, and Red Canyon falling on churches, winner of the High Plains Book Award in 2016. Fatula was Ambassador of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Director of Creative Writing for las mujeres unidas by CSU Pueblo. She conducted writing workshops at various K-12 schools, and performed in the 1990s with on the theater Chicano Cultural Arts Center. After Operation Desert Storm, she toured the Persian Gulf for the Department of Defense with the Latin Locomotions.
Alicia Rose Martinez – She specializes in summer programs and college access at Colorado College, where she develops programs for high school students in the Pre-College and Stroud Scholars programs. Since 2017, Martinez has been a member of the board of directors of Adelante Mujer, a non-profit organization dedicated to the inclusion of Latinx students in the pursuit of graduate studies. She is also the co-director of the Mariachi Tigre Music Ensemble at Colorado College. Martinez graduated with a BA. in Romance Languages from Colorado College, where she also earned a Masters in Teaching.
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