From the Archives – 24th Annual Dia de la Raza at MACC 2009

October 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

Austin, TX  — On Tuesday October 12, 2010, the United East Austin Coalition and Friends of the Emma S.Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will celebrate Dia de la Raza, marking the contributions of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

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25th Dia de la Raza, Tuesday October 12, 2010

From my photo archives, here is a sample of the 24th Annual Dia de la Raza Celebration held at the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC).

The 2009  program featured a flower ceremony and blessings with Xinachtli (in memory of lives lost as a result of violence). Jose Flores (of Conjunto Atzlan and ACC English professor) presented selections from ‘Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories’ part of the NEA Big Read Project and ACC Arts & Humanities division.

State Representative Eddie Rodriguez (Dist. 51) and Marta Cotera presented the Raza Awards to accordian player Joel Guzman, Donato Rodriguez, Center for Mexican American Studies of UT Austin and Latinitas (a community based organization for the empowerment of Latina youth).

The evening included special performances from Conjunto Atzlan (featuring music from the Chicano Movement and original compositions) and Salaman (Tejano dance).

24th Dia de la Raza at MACC 2009

24th Dia de la Raza at MACC 2009

Xinachtli at Dia de la Raza MACC 2009

Xinachtli at Dia de la Raza MACC 2009

Salaman - Tejano dance

Salaman – Tejano dance

Conjunto Atzlan

Conjunto Atzlan

Lori C Renteria & Sabino Renteria

Lori C Renteria & Sabino Renteria

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