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Latinx Immigrant Stories & the Arts

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The performing arts provide an important platform for Latinx immigrant stories to be shared with local, national, and international communities to promote cross-cultural understanding and demonstrate the diversity of the Latinx world, as it's represented in the United States. Creators, performers, thought-leaders, and educators will discuss their work in supporting Latinx immigrant creativity and telling these important stories. Light reception to follow.

Free, registration required

Jimmy López, Composer

Abel López, Associate Producing Director, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Tara Villanueva, Arts Integration Program Manager, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Quique Aviles, Poet & Performer
Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO, Washington Performing Arts (Moderator)

This panel discussion is presented in conjunction with the premiere of Washington Performing Arts’ co-commission Dreamers, a new oratorio by composer Jimmy López and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz on March 17, 2019 at Sidney Harman Hall (via simulcast).

Co-presented with the Embassy of Peru, GALA Hispanic Theatre, and Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School.

This event is part of Washington Performing Arts’ global programming initiative, The World in Our City: Latinx in D.C., which provides perspective on what it means to be a citizen of the world through a unique arts-based lens.

This event is made possible in part through the generous support of Jacqueline Badger Mars, Mars, Incorporated, Tom Gallagher, in honor of Turnaround, Inc, and Events DC.