The “Latina Voices” program celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Presented by the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District, the event showcases the successes and talents of southern Colorado Latinas. This year’s presenters include:

  • Adriana Jones Rincon, a local musician and dancer and general manager of the Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts in 2017.
  • Juliana Aragón Fatula, poet and writer, author of The Road I Ride Bleeds, Crazy Chicana in Catholic City, and Red Canyon Falling on Churches (winner of the High Plains Book Award in 2016.)
  • AliciaRose Martinez, Summer Programs & College Access Specialist at Colorado College and co-director of the Mariachi Tigre Music Ensemble at Colorado College.
  • Andreanna Trujillo, this year’s emcee, worked in higher education for more than 20 years – both at UCCS and Colorado College, and as a volunteer for a local non-profit, Parents Challenge.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and refreshments will be served. There also will be a sale of books by Hispanic authors and a video with highlights from the past 10 years. The event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call (719) 531-6333, x1461.

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