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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…

The Many Sides of Kalyn Rose Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp

This city contains multitudes, to borrow from our old friend Walt Whitman. And Kalyn Rose Heffernan is an exemplar of that abundance. The front person for the hip-hop band Wheelchair Sports Camp, a one-time mayoral candidate, a playwright, an installation collaborator at Meow Wolf Denver, and 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…

What Makes the Dragon Boat Film Festival So Special

The Dragon Boat Film Festival aims to do more than entertain. Since 2016, the annual event—which will take place March 14–17, 2024, at Denver’s SieFilm Center—has fostered cultural exchange and connection through an immersive lineup of programs. Over the past eight years, the festival has grown from…

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…

Museo de las Americas Highlights Latino Culture, Empowers Artists

Museo de las Americas has been a cornerstone of the Art District on Santa Fe since it opened its doors in 1991. It’s the only museum in the region devoted exclusively to Latino culture. “For over 30 years, we've been working in this beautiful space to tell a different story,” says Cristina Del Hoyo…

Craving a Cafecito? Top Latin-Inspired Cafes in Denver

Bars and pubs are the usual go-to for social interaction, but there’s nothing quite like sitting down with a nice cup of coffee—or, perhaps, a hot chocolate—and nibbling down a tasty pastry while passing the hours with friends or getting some work done. And while the idea of a local bistro might…

How to Celebrate Black History Month 2024 in Denver

Each February, Black History Month honors the achievements and contributions of African Americans to the country. Here’s how you can celebrate throughout the Denver metro area with lectures, dramatic performances, music and more, both before and after Black History Month! Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black…