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Sylvia Rivera Center for Social Justice: "Honoring Intersections: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Lantinx Ancestors & Legacies"

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Sylvia Rivera Center for Social Justice presents Honoring Intersections: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Lantinx Ancestors & Legacies, a series of events consisting of cultural festivities celebrating Latinx and Hispanic cultures that have been expanded to include the LGBTQ+ community.

Dia de Independencia Festival
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Plaza Maya (Community Festival & Entertainment) and The Holland Project (Salon/Panel discussion)

The first event in the series, is the Dia de Independencia/El Grito Festival. El Grito occurred in common day Dolores Hildago, Mexico on September 16, 1810, when Roman Catholic Priest Miguel Dolores y Costilla rang his church bell and gave a call to arms, which initiated the Mexican War of Independence. Every year in Mexico City and in Hispanic/Latinx communities around the United States, El Grito is commemorated with festivities and a re-enactment of the call to arms.

The salon will inform the community about LGBTQ+ history.

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Earlier Event: September 14
The Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl
Later Event: September 16
Willy Vlautin in Concert and Conversation