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Latinx Immigrant Stories & the Arts - Panel

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1700 Massachusetts Ave NW

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Latinx Immigrant Stories & the Arts - Panel Discussion

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)

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

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.

Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated. This program is made possible by Tom Gallagher, in honor of Turnaround Inc.; Events DC; Fred and Lucia Hill; and Gary and Silvia Yacoubian.

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Expanding the Conversation
The premiere of Dreamers will be surrounded by several activities throughout January-June 2019, curated by the Mars Urban Arts Initiative in partnership with GALA Hispanic Theatre and Carlos Rosario Public Charter School. Explore varied perspectives on this timely issue through performances and conversations with a range of artists, advocates, and policy-makers.

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