July Cultura Guide: Juntos pa’lante this summer

? Plus, latest Austin Vida community + culture stories.

July Cultura Guide: Juntos pa'lante this summer

? Plus, latest Austin Vida community + culture stories.

Juntos pa’lante this summer

Saludos! Healing in our comunidad remains ongoing and that’s why culturally-competent news is needed now more than ever. Gracias to all of our new newsletter subscribers and long-time supporters and donors who help uplift our mission of amplifying, informing and celebrating Latinidad.

Y claro, we want to help you stay in-the-know with your FREE Cultura Guide. Click below to view and download. ????

July Newsletter Highlights:

Más Community: We heard from many in our comunidad who are looking for ways to make a difference after the Supreme Court’s ruling. We’re providing volunteer opportunities for those who would like to register folks to vote in the Más Community section below.

?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? Let us know by emailing us at news@austinvida.com for newsletter consideration.

? Austin Vida Chisme: Guess which Tejana fronteriza has been in Los Angeles representing Austin Vida? Plus, more behind-the-scenes Austin Vida happenings at the bottom of this newsletter.


Nancy Flores, Austin Vida editor & publisher

The Tiarras are among the featured bands who will perform at the Hillside Summer Concert Series, which is Austin’s longest-running outdoor music event. Photo by Nancy Flores

What’s in July’s Cultura Guide?

? How you can attend the Hillside Summer Concert Series at the A.B. Cantu Pan Am Recreation Center this month.

??Colombian Independence Day is in July. Find out how you can celebrate all things Colombia in Austin.

? How music can help Uvalde families.

? Which can’t-miss Latin American bands are coming to Austin.

? Where you can find the telenovela-inspired chisme and melodrama that you love in an improv show.

?? How to bring Oaxaca cultura to Austin.

And much more! ?????

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

How Puerto Rican Cultural Center helped put island’s cultura on Central Texas map

Austin’s Puerto Rican Cultural Center turns 25 this year. What started as a dream and three dancers has transformed into a hub, bringing together the area’s Puerto Rican community through diverse cultural arts programming. From navigating the pandemic to temporary closures, the center hopes to keep moving pa’lante. Read more.

How to Help: Uvalde shooting victims, survivors, families still need support

In the aftermath of the mass school shooting in Uvalde, the community, which is about 82% Latino, still needs support. Here are some ways to help. We will be updating this resource list as needed. Read more.

Más Community

We heard from many in our comunidad who are looking for ways to make a difference after the Supreme Court’s ruling. We’re dedicating this space to volunteer opportunities for those who would like to register folks to vote.

?️ The Austin area League of Women Voters seeks volunteers to help with voter education in local high schools ahead of the 2022 midterms as well as helping register voters.

?️ Jolt Action, an organization that mobilizes young Latino voters, is accepting voter registration and voter turnout volunteers.

?️ Learn how to be a member of the HABLA y VOTA Action Fund, which works on initiatives from organizing candidate forums to voter education. For more information, email HABLAyVOTA@gmail.com.

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.

✨ Two Austin chefs brought home James Beard awards!! Eso! Muchas felicidades to El Naranjo chef Iliana de la Vega who won Best Chef in Texas. Y también Chef Edgar Rico of Nixta Taquería for his Emerging Chef award. Check out his speech giving a shoutout to la raza. ?

✨ Felicidades to all the local Latinas who won Austin Business Woman awards including Blogger of the Year Jessica Cherry and Woman-Owned Business of the Year, Origin Mexico. ?

Austin Vida Chisme

? We’re doing the happy dance because Austin Vida Editor & Publisher Nancy Flores was accepted to be a Maynard200 Media Entrepreneur Fellow.

¿Qué es eso? Pues, it means that she’s learning how to be a better media entrepreneur by receiving training and mentorship from theMaynard Institute for Journalism Education. Maynard has been a longtime leader in driving diversity in journalism.

Y quiere decir que Austin Vida will only get stronger as we begin to grow. Let’s do this, familia!

? Austin Vida proudly served as a media partner for the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival in June. Want us to be a media partner for your event? Hit reply to this email.

? Now that our new site has launched, we are working on publishing more community + culture news and will be highlighting these stories in this newsletter. We hope to bring you this newsletter twice a month in the near future as we begin publishing more stories highlighting our gente.

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