Where to celebrate Latinidad this weekend

Plus, Giving Tuesday is coming!

Where to celebrate Latinidad this weekend

Plus, Giving Tuesday is coming!

MAS Cultura Fest, Free Thanksgiving Dinners & Ways to Support Austin Vida

Saludos! Lots of exciting news to share.

Save the date for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29, when Austin Vida will join other community organizations in asking for your support. Since launching our site this spring, we’ve brought you stories ranging from mariachi music breaking barriers at ACL Fest to how to help Uvalde shooting victims. We remain committed to shining a brighter light on our comunidad with your help. Look for a BIG surprise announcement coming next week!!

Thanks to our community partner Freestyle Languages, which connects people through language, we’re offering first access to a special raffle for Austin Vida readers, just in time for the holidays and Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. All proceeds will benefit Austin Vida and help our mission of amplifying, informing and celebrating local Latinidad. Check out more details below!


Nancy Flores, Austin Vida Editor & Publisher


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Raffle Alert!

Win Pack of 4 Saturday Cafés

As a minority/women-owned business, Freestyle Languages values their homegrown roots in ATX. This year, they have pledged to donate all Small Business Saturday proceeds to Austin Vida!

As an Austin Vida subscriber, you get exclusive first access to their upcoming Nov. 26 raffle for a pack of 4 FREE Saturday Cafés ($100 VALUE)!! These cafés are fun, 90-minute virtual conversation-based sessions led by expert instructors and are a cornerstone of the Freestyle language learning model.

Virtual Café sessions are offered for Spanish, French, and English learners! Raffle tickets are available now: buy one for $5 or three for $10! Buy as many tickets as you would like for more chances to win. All entrants will receive a complimentary $35 gift card (limit of one per person) for one Freestyle café session. Get your raffle tickets today and support Austin Vida while leveling up!


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.

MAS Cultura Fest this weekend celebrates Austin’s Latinidad

The inaugural three-day festival in East Austin aims to honor Austin’s Latino community and their impact on history through music, art and cultural events on Nov. 18-20. Read more.

How St. Edward’s University has uplifted migrant farmworker students for 50 years

The College Assistance Migrant Program scholarship at St. Edward’s University turns 50 this year. It’s the longest-running program of its kind in the nation. CAMP scholars, whose families do seasonal or migrant farm work, are often the first of their families to attend college. Read more.

Más Community

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Tu voto es tu voz! We’re not done yet, folks. Several races are heading to December runoffs. Early voting goes from Dec. 1-9. Election Day is Dec. 13.

Who’s on the runoff ballot?

  • Austin Mayor – Celia Israel and Kirk Watson
  • Austin City Council District 3 – José Velásquez and Daniela Silva
  • Austin City Council District 5 – Ryan Alter and Stephanie Bazan
  • Austin City Council District 9 – Zohaib “Zo” Qadri and Linda Guerrero

Free Thanksgiving Dinners/Drives are being hosted throughout the city. Volunteers also needed.

  • Join Mendez Recreation Center (2407 Canterbury St.) for free food, vendors and entertainment on Nov. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Join a drive-thru event at George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center (5801 Ainez Dr.) on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Pick up a free turkey, sides and dessert while supplies last. Volunteers are also needed to distribute items. For more info, call 512-974-3840.
  • Head to the Pan Am Recreation Center (2100 E. Third St. ) for a drive-thru Thanksgiving box giveaway on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. – noon.
  • H-E-B’s annual Feast of Sharing event will be back in person at the Palmer Events Center on Nov. 22 from 4-8 p.m. Event will feature music, family activities, free health and wellness screenings, and Texas-style meals. Want to volunteer? Info here.

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