?? September Cultura Guide: Where to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month

Plus, Mexican Independence Day picks

?? September Cultura Guide: Where to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month

Plus, Mexican Independence Day picks

Where to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Saludos! Bienvenidos to all of our new Austin Vida friends and much love to our longtime supporters.

We know y’all celebrate heritage and cultura every day. And we see you hustling to make your familias and comunidad better. That’s what motivates us to keep the stories of nuestra gente alive and keep amplifying our cultura and events.

From vital pláticas to live music, there’s lots of local community and cultural events to check out and support as we kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, which starts Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

As always, we want to help you stay in-the-know and connected to your community with your FREE Cultura Guide. Click below to view and download. ????

Austin Vida Sept. Cultura Guide PDF


Nancy Flores, Austin Vida Editor & Publisher

September Newsletter Highlights:

Más Community: From volunteer opportunities to answering your midterm election questions, we share community event news in this 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.

? CommUNITY + Cultura News: ICYMI, see our feature story spotlighting the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. Check out their muy cool fall events. Wepa!

? Austin Vida Chisme: We may or may not have been chillonas at Latina Day ATX. Plus, more behind-the-scenes Austin Vida happenings at the bottom of this newsletter.

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will celebrate its 15th annual Viva México festival with family-friendly activities, music, food, performances and more. Check out all the details in the September Cultura Guide. Photo contributed by ESB-MACC.

What’s in September’s Cultura Guide?

? Where to celebrate the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month plus Mexican Independence Day.

? Where to find a Chicano art icon’s work this fall.

? How to soak up Central American culture including films and food.

? How a "Fuerza" photo exhibit plus lowrider car show will help bring out your inner strength.

? Which can’t-miss local + touring artists are coming to the city.

?? How to experience a Oaxacan indigenous tradition in Austin.


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

Plus, check out center”s Fall 2022 events

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.

Más Community

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

? Join Austin Vida on Sat., Sept. 24 for Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival — a full day of must-see interviews and provocative discussions with names you know and others you should. Happening along Congress Avenue between 7th and 11th streets, Open Congress brings Texas’ breakout politics and policy ideas event to downtown Austin’s main thoroughfare for all to enjoy.

RSVP to attend this free, public event. Austin Vida is a proud media partner.

? Calling all artists! The arts nonprofit MAS Cultura has openedsubmissions to be featured in the upcoming exhibit "Luz," during its November MAS Cultura Fest. All local Latino, emerging and established artists are encouraged to submit their artwork. All mediums will be considered. Deadline is Sept. 20. Apply here.

?️ The 2022 Midterm elections are on the horizon. Have a voting question? Text the word ‘Austin PBS’ and your question to 855-670-1777 or go here and get your question answered directly. Austin PBS and America Amplified will be researching and answering voter questions. Austin Vida plans to share upcoming stories based on your questions.

? Know a high schooler interested in climate change and environmental justice? The Austin Youth Climate Equity Council is now accepting applications. The program is in partnership with EcoRise and Austin’s Office of Sustainability. Stipends will be offered. Deadline is Sept. 11. Apply here.

? Want to check out Austin City Limits Music Festival for free? The Austin Parks Foundation seeks volunteers to help promote its environmental programs at the iconic festival. Volunteers enjoy the fest before or after their shifts over the weekends of Oct. 7 and Oct. 14. Learn more and create a volunteer account here.

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.

✨ Muchas felicidades to Latin Grammy-nominated artist and native Austinite Gina Chavez for this powerful TED talk plus performance. Chavez shares her inspirational story around the 2:58 mark and goes on to give an uplifting rendition of her anthem "La Que Manda." Check it out! ??

Austin Vida Chisme

Austin Vida celebrates National Latina Day at Austin Latinas Unidas’ special event Latina Day ATX in August.

? We laughed. We cried. And at Latina Day ATX, we were also reminded que sí se puede. ⁠?? From inspiring speakers to a surprise ballet folklórico performance, Austin Latinas Unidas gathered mujeres for a powerful day. ⁠⁠

Austin Vida was proud to serve as a community partner and we loved listening to your ideas for future stories. Got a story tip or something you think should be on our radar? Just hit reply or email news@austinvida.com. ⁠⁠

Be sure to follow Austin Latinas Unidas for future gatherings.

? We’re happy to share that Austin Vida recently teamed up with IndieGraf Media, a network of small and startup community news outlets. Together, we are working on a three-month audience and revenue growth program for Austin Vida. It’s not easy being a small, indie publisher but as our supporters and readers grow, we keep pushing pa’lante. Be on the lookout for our upcoming fundraiser campaign.

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