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Sponsored by the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Join the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library and our five partners, The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Mexic-Arte Museum, The Nettie Lee Benson Library Collection, University of Texas @ Austin and the Terrazas Branch Library as we feature the contributions, achievements and legacies of 101 local Latinas in a photo exhibit entitled Voces de Latinas: A photo exhibit in five parts. The exhibit offers a mosaic blending of images and biographical narratives of Latinas from the late 1800s to the present who represent all walks of life.

All Latinas portrayed in the exhibit were nominated by the community at large and the images and biographical information were donated to the Austin History Center by friends, family members and other community individuals for use in the exhibit. As with all Austin History Center projects, we hope that this exhibit will encourage preservation and documentation for future generations and of the countless others whose legacies deserve to be noted in the chronicles of Austin history.

Each of the five partners will exhibit 20 of the images and sponsor a program in conjunction with the Voces de Latinas exhibit. The exhibit will open on September 25th and will run through October 23, 2011. An opening reception honoring the Latinas depicted in the exhibit will be held at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center on Sunday, September 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Martha Cotera. Further information regarding the reception and programs may be obtained from the Austin History Center website http://www.cityofaustin.org/library/ahc/mexicanam.htm, or by contacting Gloria Espitia, Austin History Center Neighborhood Liaison to the Mexican American community @ 974-7498. Information may also be found on the websites of our partners. The exhibit was made possible in part with a grant from the Austin Friends of Folk Art.

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Sunday, September 25th

Exhibit Reception & Program

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Martha Cotera

Saturday, October 1st

Voces de Latinas in words & music

Ruiz Branch Library

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Panelists: Teresa Palomo Acosta; Beatriz de la Garza; Myrna Cabello

Special Guest: Josephine Lopez Rocha

Moderator: Belinda Acosta

Saturday October 8th

Conversaciones del pasado – Reflexiones del presente

Mexic-Arte Museum

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Panelists: Janie Martinez Inez Ramos Salas, Mrs. Maria Salinas, Mrs. Josefa Vasquez Salinas, and Mrs. Delia Sifuentes

Saturday, October 15th

Con nuestras manos

Terrazas Branch Library

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Presenters: Connie Arismendi and Laura Garanzuay

Sunday, October 16th

Voces de Latinas: Las artistas entre nosotros – The artists among us

Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, UT

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Presenters: Nivia Gonzalez, Cat Quintanilla and Liliana Wilson