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ITHACA, N.Y. — Come celebrate the first day of Latinx Heritage Month with ¡CULTURA! Ithaca!

In light of all of the recent events that have affected our diverse and varied communities, the theme of this year’s Kickoff Party will be: The State of Nuestra Genta

Representatives from different local Latinx communities, including immigrant communities, student communities, LGBTQ+ communities, Indigenous communities, communities affected by climate change-driven natural disasters, arts and social justice organizers, and others, are invited to report in about how your communities are doing and how others can get involved.

Stay afterwards for after-party with DJ HaMEEN Ben Ortiz at 9:30!

Family Friendly, FREE and Open to the Public, food for sale by Luna Inspired Street Food

If you’d like to make a statement on behalf of your community email culturaithaca@gmail.com or call 607-227-2334

Co-sponsored by No More Tears / No Mas LagrimasLatino Civic Association of Tompkins CountyLatina/o Studies Program: Enhancing Resources, Supporting Student SuccessIthaca is Gorges (Ithaca & Tompkins County Tourism) with Grant Support from Tompkins County Tourism Program