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.