June 2021 Newsletter


Dear LCAC Familia,


As the first Executive Director, I want to start by sharing how I personally define and practice leadership. It means building solidarity despite different perspectives. As a leader, my role is not to impose my viewpoint or to coerce. Rather, it is to set a vision so BIG that no one person or organization can do it alone. I pledge to lead in a way that intentionally brings natural collaborators together and amplifies our talents, making success individual and collective at once. Leadership is humble and selfless and can be practiced from a place of dignity, empathy and respect. El liderazgo celebra a nuestros antepasados y asegura un futuro mejor para todos.


Inclusion is at the core of the LCAC. Although the term “Latino” is an imperfect one, we strive to build bridges across communities and borders and uncover common histories, expressions and understandings. It is essential for our cultural institutions to use their collective power to help heal society. In the upcoming months, you will see the results of innumerable conversations, deliberate and thoughtful planning, and relationship building. You will see that although COVID was extremely painful for us all, the LCAC Team and its Supporters have learned to grow wings. Ahora es nuestro tiempo para volar. It’s our time to fly!


We have Two very Special Announcements!


Flor Alvidrez has joined our Board of Directors. As a Denver Native, businesswoman and active community leader, she will be key as we expand our fundraising and development efforts.

Mari Meza-Burgos joined the LCAC Team to lead the development and coordination of our Music Program, an original Mambo Orchestra, piloting this summer under the leadership of Master Luthier and Musician, Eric Trujillo. Mari holds a MA in Performing Arts & will be at the core of our growth.


In the coming months, I’m going to call everyone that opens our newsletters! It’ll take a while, but I’ll get through the list. We will continue offering content that’s educational and entertaining while striving for imaginative excellence, cultural courage, and collective impact.

Thank you for your support!!

Sincerely,


Alfredo Reyes, A la orden


Latest News/ Upcoming Events

Join Us For the Final Week of Popul/Arte

Eco-Painting / Terra Como Pintura

with Negráfrica

Saturday, June 12, from 1 PM to 2:30 PM (MST)

Sábado, 12 de Junho, das 16h às 15h30 (BRT)


Join Us in Welcoming Two Talented Latinas