Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Latino Heritage Month 2014

Another find, another thing to decide whether to keep or to toss.

In this case it a Lovely foam core sheet filled with the activities that took place during Latino Heritage Month in 1999 - right here in Pasadena.  It accompanied an informal guerrilla exhibit.  Up for an event and then away to be stored.  This accompanied the pix as they were a part of at least half of the events listed.

Fifteen years later I hope to share a lot of things going in Pasadena.  Here's hoping that there a lot more to list and for folks to explore.  

The squished text, in much better state than the stickers of Latino flag, reads as follows - 

Hidden Histories

In a sense these photo are a reality that haas been hidden from most of Pasadena.  We look at our city and see our present as a mirror of our past; memories based on what we see, not on what has happened or existed.  We look at the memorials that exist in Pasadena there is a false sense that Laitnos were not a part of our city's proud history.

There are hidden historical treasures which counter that false past. As you can see, there are pictures that exist within the community which acknowledge and give proof of the experiences of Latino individuals, families and organizations that are women into the history Pasadena.  Thaks to groups like the Pasadena Mexican American History Association, the stories, the photos, and the experiences will not be lost forever.  
Treasures sometimes exist in obscurity and sometimes lie before eyes, unrecognized and waiting to be seen.  
(A certain Pasadena Latina wrote this.)

Last thought - Latino Heritage Month is from September 15th to October 15th.  During this month Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua celebrate and commemorate their independence.

If you know of activities that are taking place in town with this focus during LHM, please let me know so that I can share that info with others.

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