️November Cultura Guide: Día de los Muertos y más

Plus, the latest Austin Vida stories.

️November Cultura Guide: Día de los Muertos y más

Plus, the latest Austin Vida stories.

Celebremos Latinidad siempre


Pues, Hispanic Heritage Month wrapped up, but we just want to make it clear that Austin Vida remains committed to amplifying, informing and celebrating Latinidad siempre. We believe our stories deserve to be told and should not be an afterthought.

As always, we want to help you stay in-the-know and connected with comunidad via your Cultura Guide. Click below to view your free, instant download. ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️

Austin Vida Nov. Cultura Guide PDF


Nancy Flores, Austin Vida Editor & Publisher

November Newsletter Highlights:

Más Community: Early voting and Election Day news. Plus, how to celebrate the life and legacy of renowned poet and Resistencia Books founder raúlrsalinas.

Sí Se Puede: We see y’all making moves and it gives us hope in tough times. Checa some inspiring folks in this section below. Did you or someone you know receive an honor or recognition? Hit reply and let us know!

 CommUNITY + Cultura News: ICYMI, here’s a roundup of our recently published stories. Did you hear that mariachi music broke barriers at ACL Music Festival? Plus, all things Día de los Muertos!

Austin Vida Chisme: We hit the road for our Hispanic Heritage Month listening tour! Learn more about behind-the-scenes Austin Vida happenings when you scroll down to the Chisme newsletter section.

The Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva la Vida Festival and Parade returns this Día de los Muertos along with exhibits that run through November. Photo by Chris Caselli

️ Top ways to commemorate Día de los Muertos throughout the month.

How a local powwow honors Indigenous culture.

️ How MAS Cultura Fest plans to bring together music, art and soul.

Which can’t-miss touring artists are coming to Austin.

How to find Latinidad at the Texas Book Festival.

CommUNITY + Cultura News

Catch up on the latest Austin Vida articles. Got a news tip? Is there a story you’d like to see in Austin Vida? Email news@austinvida.com.

Where to celebrate Día de los Muertos 2022 in Austin

Día de Los Muertos, a two-day holiday on Nov. 1 and 2, celebrates life and death. Once a year, the departed come back to the land of the living to reunite with their families. Check out the various ways to honor departed loved ones. Read more.

Musician Lesly Reynaga makes ACL Music Fest History

Austin’s own Lesly Reynaga blazed trails with a historic ACL Music Fest performance. The Mexican born singer-songwriter became one of the first artists in the festival’s 20-year history to feature a full mariachi band. Find out which surprise ensemble joined her on stage to help her create this historic moment in Austin music history. Read more.

Música from ACL to Add to Your Playlist

We kept our eyes on all things cultura this year at ACL. Our hope is that by shining a light on Latinidad that we can keep diversity, equity, and inclusion top of mind not only when booking artists at ACL, but at other music festivals in Austin and across the country. Read more.

Más Community

Got a December community news event you’d like to submit for consideration? Hit reply or send to news@austinvida.com.

Early voting has started and ends Nov. 4. Voting goes from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Here’s a list of early voting locations in Travis County.

Election Day is Nov. 8. Travis County voters can vote at any polling place in the county. There will be five mega voting centers and on Nov. 4 they will be open until 9 p.m. Want to see what’s on the ballot? Find a sample ballot and download it here. Find information about voter registration, poll wait times and more on votetravis.com.

Celebrate the life, legacy of raúlrsalinas. Renowned poet, community organizer, youth advocate, and founder of Resistencia Books, raúlrsalinas made significant contributions to Austin and beyond. After more than a decade of incarceration, Salinas had his final prison release in November 1972.

On Nov. 11 and 12, a symposium at both the University of Texas-Austin and Resistencia Books will mark the 50 years since the release of this revolutionary with academic panels, pláticas, and preview of the jazz documentary "Un Trip," on his globally-celebrated poetry.

Visit resistenciabooks.com for the schedule, more details and how you can donate.

Sí Se Puede

Did you or someone you know receive an honor? Let us know by emailing us at news@austinvida.com for newsletter consideration.

‘What We Leave Behind,’ a documentary by Austin-based director Iliana Sosa premiered at SXSW and is now streaming. Photo by Monica Wise

✨ Back during South by Southwest this March, Austin Vida recommended the documentary "What We Leave Behind" by local director Iliana Sosa. We named it "one of the soul-nourishing documentaries" you need to watch. We’re so happy for Sosa and her team because you can now find the film streaming on Netflix.

✨ Felicidades to all of the recipients and nominees of the HABLA con Orgullo Awards including:

Latina Community Leader of the Year:

Monica Maldonado, MAS Cultura 

Latino Community Leader of the Year:

Dr. Victor Saenz, Education, Leadership & Policy,

University of Texas/Project MALES

Learn about all of the winners and their incredible work here.

✨ Cheers to Austinite Nathan "Sloke One" Nordstrom, whose pioneering graffiti artwork in our comunidad and beyond is featured in the documentary “Duality.” Check it out on Amazon prime video, Vudu, Apple TV, and Google Play.

Austin Vida Chisme

Austin Vida Editor & Publisher Nancy Flores speaks at University of Texas’ Reporting en Español class. Photo by Liliana Valenzuela

Austin Vida wrapped up a Hispanic Heritage Month listening tour around the city. We loved engaging with so many folks, talking about all things Latinidad and listening to your ideas of how we can better shape Austin Vida together. ¡Mil gracias! Want us to speak toyour group? Hit reply to this email.

We loved serving as a featured speaker at:

The University of Texas Member Club’s Night of Networking

UT’s Reporting en Español class, taught by LatAm Journalism Review Editor Liliana Valenzuela

St. Edward’s University’s Intercultural Communication class, taught by Lori Peterson, Ph.D.

Also, thank you Axios Austin for featuring Austin Vida in the article "Texas Latinos are not monolithic."

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