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The Friday Five x DoorDash: 5 Ways to Celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month in L.A.

The Friday Five x DoorDash: 5 Ways to Celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month in L.A.

The Friday Five x DoorDash: 5 Ways to Celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month in L.A.

September 15 marked the beginning of Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month — a time that is dedicated to celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of our ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. As Angelenos, we’re lucky enough to live in a city that is strong in Latinx & Hispanic culture; it plays a big part in who we are as a community. To celebrate the month, we’ll be diving into five easy ways you can show your support for the Latinx & Hispanic community today and every day!


Angel City’s Friday Five series is presented by DoorDash.

 

Attend a Local Celebration | Plaza West Covina

Photo by @plazawestcovina on Instagram

In partnership with the City of West Covina, Plaza West Covina will be hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration this Saturday, September 18! The event will feature performances by Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar, Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles, and West Covina's Ballet Folklorico International with games and giveaways to follow. Guests will also be able to explore La Jefa Market that will be showcasing a variety of Hispanic vendors. To RSVP for this event, click here!


Instagram: @plazawestcovina 

Website: plazawestcovina.com 

Address: 112 Plaza Dr, West Covina, CA 91790

 

Shop Small Latinx Businesses | Latino Heritage Los Angeles


Photo by @eastla.chamber on Instagram

For many of us, supporting Latinx-owned businesses is a year-round initiative. The richness of Latinx and Hispanic cultures can easily be found in restaurants and bars across our city, but we can’t forget about the many more small businesses and their goods. With everything from artisan crafts to clothing to music, Latino Heritage Los Angeles has made it easy to find and promote Latinx-owned businesses via their Latino Small Business Directory. Take a look to see everything that Los Angeles County has to offer!


Instagram: @latinoheritagela 

Website: latinoheritage.la 


Support a Nonprofit Organization | Latinx Arts Alliance

Photo by @sparcinla on Instagram

The Latinx Arts Alliance is a collective of non-profit, Latinx-focused organizations in greater Los Angeles. It is composed of five founding members — La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, MOLAA, Self Help Graphics & Art, SPARC, and Vincent Price Art Museum — who saw the need to advance Latinx art, artists, and culture in our community. While 39% of the California population is Latinx, less than 1.3% of philanthropic dollars are designated for Latinx organizations. To show your support for a nonprofit like the Latinx Arts Alliance, consider becoming a member, donating, following and sharing on social media, or attending events. More information on when and where to get involved can be found here.


Instagram: @latinxartsall 

Website: latinxartsalliance.org 


Support Latinx Creatives | Hola Mexico Film Festival

Photo by @regallalive on Instagram

Started in 2006, the Hola Mexico Film Festival is the largest Mexican film festival held outside of Mexico. Kicking off on Friday, September 17, this is the perfect way to celebrate the start of Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month. Opening night will be complete with food, drinks, and a screening of the thriller PERDIDA featuring José María de Tavira, Paulina Dávila, and Cristina Rodlo. The following week will feature a line-up of short films (from Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today) before wrapping up the festival with an outdoor concert by Flor Amargo. To purchase tickets, click here!


Instagram: @holamexicoff 

Website: holamexicoff.com 

Address: 501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Visit a Museum | LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Photo by @elmuseo on Instagram

Located near the historic Olvera Street, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes honors the past, inspires the future, and recognizes the enduring cultural influence of Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and all Latinx in Los Angeles. The museum offers a variety of transformative exhibitions, programming, and educational experiences that are perfect to immerse yourself in as we honor all Latinx & Hispanic cultures, traditions, and histories this month. To get a glimpse of LA Plaza’s current exhibitions and events, click here!


Instagram: @laplazala 

Website: lapca.org 

Address: 501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012


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