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Anna Acosta

Chef Lindita Shares Her Family History, Culture Through Food

Despite each country’s unique culture and differences, a commonly shared cornerstone of Hispanic and Latino cultures is the importance of family — and food. Everybody contributes and everybody eats. When Aurora resident Chef Lindita (and the owner of Lindita’s Salsa & Spice Company), was a child…

Su Teatro Connects the Community With Stories Rooted in Colorado

In 1972, Chicanos (Americans of Mexican ancestry) were required to take a remedial reading class in order to attend the University of Colorado Denver. Finding this requirement demeaning, university faculty member Rowena Rivera proposed something else entirely — she wanted to create an…

Comal Heritage Food Incubator Creates a World of Flavors

Over human history, food has been the place where culture and necessity meet in the middle. Not just a tool for survival, food has the power to tell stories as recipes get passed down from generation to generation. Food can be an expression of love or a gift given to others. It can be a source of…

Chicano Humanities and Arts Council Celebrates a New Beginning

When the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC) was founded in 1978, its purpose was simple: to create a place where Latino/a/x and Hispanic artists could display their art freely. “We weren’t allowed in galleries, or they didn’t want our type of art,” said CHAC’s Executive Director Brenda…

I Love ME Gems Business Takes Off in Denver

Life isn’t always easy, but for Venezuelan native Yurima Crowley it sure has been interesting. In 2018, she was working an assortment of jobs to make ends meet — then everything changed when she took a 20-month leadership course offered to immigrants at a non-profit in Aurora. The ultimate purpose…