- Published: Monday, September 09 2019
- Written by Bill Harrison
Looking in the mirror is not always easy, but it can benefit us. Several years ago, we began intentional efforts to look at how we needed to grow. We did not have to look far.
We are very excited to launch our inaugural celebration of our Latinx LGBT community. And what exciting plans we have. Reading through this newsletter, you will find events that we hope you will support. Music, food, native dress, art and even drag queens…. we have it all.
We are proud of our efforts and see this as just the beginning of an exciting journey. Please join us as we work to unify and build community.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Honor Virginia’s Latinx LGBTQ
Diversity Richmond is proud to announce Viva RVA! a multi-event Hispanic Heritage Month celebration honoring Virginia’s Latinx LGBTQ. A Hispanic Community Reception will bring together Viva RVA! community partners, including: Laughing Gull Foundation, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Richmond’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Virginia Hispanic Foundation, Virginia Pride, Side-By-Side, Latino Link Advisors, VCU Division of Inclusive Excellence and the University of Richmond.
VA PrideFest is expected to attract 30,000 people this year and we will be there to say hola to each one. Throughout the day, the Viva RVA! Booth will offer salsa lessons by Angel Rodríguez a.k.a. The Salsa Guy and host performances by Puerto Rican folkloric dancers. Mark your calendars for September 28 and look for our booth on Brown’s Island near the Youth Pride Village.
We will end the celebrations with a bang! The Hispanic Music Festival will kick off at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 5. This free family-friendly event will offer authentic Latino cuisine, food trucks, exhibits, prizes. We will have free dance lessons by The Salsa Guy and live performances by:
Quatro Na Bossa (Brazilian Jazz)
Kadencia (Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena)
Margarita and the Maracas (Acoustic Duo)
To attend the Viva RVA! Hispanic Music Festival, follow these 3-easy steps:
1. Visit our Viva RVA! Facebook event page and click “going”
2. Get your FREE pass at Eventbrite
3. Put on your dancing shoes and bring your friends and family to our events and music festival.