Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration! A Special Evening of Latin Poetry, Art, Music & Food

Saturday, October 17 • 7:00–11:00 p.m.
Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center
3800 Bridge Ave. (in the United Church of Christ building) 

For more information: 216-623-2921

Julia de BurgosA celebration of Hispanic traditions and culture for the whole family: enjoy performances by young people from the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center, sample delicious Latin foods and explore Hispanic identity through poetry, music and more.

Featured Guests:

Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Jesus Papoleto MelendezAn award-winning poet, playwright, teacher, activist, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poetry Club, his collected works were published in the bilingual 2012 volume Hey Yo! Yo Soy! His 1974 play The Junkies Stole the Clock was the first Latino play ever produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival. Over more than 30 years teaching workshops in schools, “Papo” has inspired thousands of young people to find their voice and express it through poetry and creative writing.

Meléndez is the recipient of the Union Settlement Innovation Award (2011), the Louis Reyes Rivera Lifetime Achievement Award (2004), a New York Foundation for the Art Fellowship in Poetry (2001) and dozens of other awards and honors.

José Galvez

Jose GalvezFor over 40 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer José Galvez has used black and white film to create a powerful and unparalleled record of the Latino experience in America. His photographs have been exhibited at galleries and museums in the U.S. and abroad, including the Smithsonian. A selection of photographs will be on display during the event and Mr. Galvez will be present to meet and interact with visitors.

A celebration of Hispanic traditions and culture for the whole family: enjoy performances by young people from the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center, sample delicious Latin foods and explore Hispanic identity through poetry, music and more.