November 2021 Newsletter
Mi Gente, 

Despite the difficulties and challenges of the last two years, this is turning out to be the LCAC’s most successful year yet. We could not have done it without YOU!

In 2020, your feedback sharpened our Mission, Vision and Values, and helped us explore how to translate them into our programs and partnerships. It was a catalyst for great things to come! 

We kicked off 2021 with Molina Speaks creating two powerful poems as part of Carne y Arena's collective conversation about art and immigration: A Prayer For Los Inmigrantes and Through Fire and Hope. The LCAC Team also grew to 5 staff members!

We then launched Popul/Arte and made connections across Brazil with our friends over at Colectiva Negráfrica, while exploring the art and research of climate justice. Our Music Program with MSU Denver found a home at 800 Kalamath Street! In October, Ofrendas delved into conversations about grief while learning about the ancient and contemporary traditions of handmade altars in honor of our ancestors. The newly created Ofrendas Documentary trailer has reached over 3,000 people! 

The Team is ending the year with implementing a new database, which requires we have accurate contact information. Please take a moment to fill out this form
This Colorado Gives Day, we ask that you become a Monthly Donor to the LCAC! We have the 4-year goal of recruiting 2026 donors giving an average of $26 a month by 2026.

We have the first 50 donors collectively sponsoring the Colorado Youth Mariachi for their Winter Recital at Montbello High School.

We are looking for 50 more Monthly Donors by the end of 2021! If you believe in the LCAC and the power of individual ripples causing waves of change, join us!

Hijos del Sol will be open every Saturday and Sunday in December, from 11am-4pm, with our Holiday Mercado. Please support our local and international artisans.

¡Felices Fiestas!

Alfredo and the LCAC Team
Latest LCAC News/ Upcoming LCAC Events
Hijos del Sol is OPEN for the Holidays

The LCAC's award-winning shop will be open every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am-4pm, in December or by appointment by calling 720-353-2233! We are ready to offer you the highest quality selection of artisanship from Colorado and across the Americas for the holidays! Did you know that when you become a monthly recurring donor you get 10% discount on your entire purchase?

Holiday Shopping Days
Dec. 4th & Dec. 5th
Dec. 11th & Dec. 12th
Dec. 18th & Dec. 19th 

We are located at 2715 W. 8th Avenue in the heart of the Sun Valley Neighborhood. Enjoy a glass of warm champurrado & treats!
Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival Save-the-Date

The Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival (VSMF) will celebrate its 5th Year from February 17-20th, 2022! The regional festival provides musical workshops for musicians of all ages. Throughout the day, they will be taught by professional and award-winning Masters of Mariachi.

The weekend will culminate with a Mariachi showcase featuring student groups, national Mariachi Masters and a SURPRISE Grammy-nominated headliner!!

Interested in sponsoring? Download the Sponsorship Package HERE.
En Comunidad / In Community
LCAC's Monthly Donors Sponsors the Colorado Youth Mariachi Holiday Showcase

The Colorado Youth Mariachi Program (CYMP) will have a holiday showcase at 7pm, on Friday, December 17th, at Montbello High School, 5000 Crown Blvd., Denver.
A Special Thank You to our Monthly Donors!
Abraham Ornelas / Adrienne Chase / Aimee Fontes / Alfredo Reyes / Anonymous (6) / Andrew Richmond / Arram Mandel / Bobby LeFebre / Gloria Gonzalez / Christina Chavera / Corbyn Small / Dania Loya / Danny Haley / Denny Palacios / Diana Cisneros / Dominic Alvarado / Eileen Munoz / Elizabeth Johnson / Flo & Manuel Ramos / Flor Alvidrez / Holly Pretsky / Isaac Covarrubias / Jairo Barron / John Semple / Jonathan Serrano / Joseph Rodriguez / Joyce Sanchez / Leila Diab / Lorely Sanchez / Marisa L Gautney / Merissa Teddi Macias / Nestor Meza / Nicholas Martinez / Patricia Baca / Rae G. Leon / Ranae Rutherford / Rebecca Fernandez / Rita Zuniga / Sandeep Sapra / Sheena Martinez / Stephanie Beltran / Victoria Gonzalez
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