? Where to Celebrate Selena’s Birthday y más

Check out your April Cultura Guide! Plus, community happenings.

? Where to Celebrate Selena's Birthday y más

Check out your April Cultura Guide! Plus, community happenings.

Where to celebrate Selena’s birthday month y más

Saludos! Time to practice your washing machine for a Bidi Bidi birthday. Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla-Pérez would have turned 51 on April 16. Across the nation, you’ll be seeing many celebrations in her honor. April brings the revival of many beloved local festivals – conjunto, anyone? – as well as new ones too (Woohoo! Brazil Fest).

This April newsletter includes:

Más Community: Discover essential ways Texas’ Chicano movement can inform our lives today, find out how to get involved in Austin City Council’s upcoming decision regarding proposed jet fuel tank farm near the McCall neighborhood and learn about paid opportunities for teens.

?Sí Se Puede: Let’s recognize inspiring local folks pushing our comunidad forward. Plus, check out latest Austin Vida story from César Chávez march.

?Austin Vida Updates: Did you see that Austin Vida’s new site went live last month? Thanks to our nonprofit fiscal sponsor Tiny News Collective, our new and improved site can now accept tax-deductible donations. Please consider a donation as we work to expand our editorial offerings and amplify the stories of our comunidad.

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

Austin Vida April Cultura Guide PDF


Nancy Flores, Austin Vida editor & publisher

In April, the nation honors the Queen of Tejano music Selena Quintanilla-Pérez during her birthday month. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the biopic ‘Selena.” Reuters Photo

What’s in April’s Cultura Guide?

? Where to celebrate Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in Austin

? How to enjoy free Conjunto music this month.

✊? Learn about Austin’s Chicano Civil Rights Movement through art

?? All about Brazil Fest!

?️ Free movie screenings featuring films by Austin Latina filmmakers.

? Find out about the epic project created when Mexico-based musicians teamed up with Texas-based musicians. And how you can participate.

And much more! ?????

Más Community

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

  • ✊?In honor of the 50th anniversary of Latino Studies at the University of Texas, you can virtually participate in the Movidas conference April 8-9. It’ll highlight the history of the Chicano movement in Texas and beyond. Topics include the 1970 Uvalde walkout. Panelists will reflect on life before and after the school walkout in protest of segregation and other civil rights violations.
  • ??‍♀️ Know a teen between 15-19? Applications are now open for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center’s Teen Leadership Program CAMINOS. It’s a 10-month long paid internship, where teens work alongside the center”s Cultural Arts team. Applications due May 1.
  • ✈️ Want to share your thoughts on the potential jet fuel tank farm near the McCall neighborhood? Austin City Council on April 7 plans to consider the relocation of that proposed site. Residents can reach out to their council members with thoughts about the relocation before then. An online petition has also been created.

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.

  • ✨ Felicidades to The New Philanthropists, an organization working to create more racially diverse and inclusive nonprofit boards. On March 29, Austin Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper Madison declared it The New Philanthropists Day. ?

Lessons of Resilience from César Chávez March

After a pandemic pause, the annual Austin march and rally honoring civil rights and labor leader César Chávez returned. Check out our latest story highlighting lessons learned at this year’s event.

Austin Vida Updates

Mucho caffeine and community power fueled us this past month.

⭐ With our new site, we were able to cover all things Latinx at SXSW. ICYMI, here’s a recap of our coverage here.

⭐ Mil gracias to all who came to our community engagement events at Latinapalooza and the Latinx showcase at the MACC. We’re listening to your input and feedback as we gear up to expand our coverage of community + culture news. What kind of coverage do you want to see in Austin Vida? Hit reply and let us know.

Austin Vida served as a media partner for the Latinapalooza music showcase curated by musician Patricia Vonne (left). Austin Vida Editor Nancy Flores gathered valuable community feedback at this inspiring event.

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