Latina LGBT Women Host Second Annual
“Mujeres en el Movimiento” Networking Event
Women across the region will gather to commemorate Women’s History Month and
honor lesbian Latina leaders and activists within the metro D.C. community
WHAT: “Mujeres en el Movimiento” Networking Happy Hour
WHEN: Friday, March 29th, 2013 • 6-8pm
WHERE: MOVA 2204 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
WHO: Women, Latino GLBT History Project, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, Brother Help Thyself, El Zol 107.9fm
MUSIC: By Maracuyeah: DJ Mafe and DJ rAt
Washington, DC - The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) will host the 2nd annual "Mujeres en el Movimiento" celebration, a unique social event for Latina Lesbians in Washington, D.C. in celebration of Women's History Month. “I am so happy to see women who have not only helped shape the history of the LGBT movement, but have left their footprint in my own life, be honored at Mujeres en el Movimiento. And the most exciting part is they are Latinas just like me!,” says Lena Hernandez, LHP Women’s Committee and Host Committee Member. "Congratulations to this year’s honoree, Letitia Gomez and Thank You for leading by example."
“Mujeres en el Movimiento” will be an outlet LGBT Latina and women of color in the District have been desperately waiting for, which will provide networking opportunities, a space to meet other women and the opportunity to share stories of achievement and leadership among our community. The Latino GLBT History Project will honor a Letitia Gomez for her groundbreaking local and national leadership as a Latina advancing both the LGBT and Latino communities in civil and human rights.
We are thrilled to support the Latino GLBT History Project," said Babak Movahedi, principal of MOVA. "MOVA has always and will continue to support the inclusion of women throughout the GLBT community. In-fact, both of our properties have dedicated weekly events just for the ladies.”
We invite proud Latinas and members of Washington’s active LGBT community to join us at MOVA on Friday, March 29th from 6-8 pm for drinks, great music by Maracuyeah: DJ Mafe and DJ rAt and a digital exhibition.
A $5 donation is suggested.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the following Latino GLBT History Project sponsors: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, District of Columbia Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, Brother Help Thyself, venue host MOVA D.C. and media partner El Zol 107.9fm.
For more information, to volunteer or sponsor the event please contact Esther Hidalgo at EHidalgo@LatinoGLBTHistory.org or David M. Perez at dperez@LatinoGLBTHistory.org or (202) 670-5547. To join the Mujeres en el Movimiento Honorary Host Committee, please make a minimum donation of $25 online or mail a check to Latino GLBT History Project, Washington, DC 20009 by March 15th. Email how you would like your name to be listed on the video presentation at the event and LHP website to sponsor@LatinoGLBTHistory.org.
The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP)’s mission is to investigate, collect, preserve and educate the public about the history, culture, heritage, arts, social and rich contributions of the Latino GLBT community in metropolitan Washington, D.C. To accomplish our mission, the LHP creates educational exhibits from our historical archives collection showcased at cultural events such as, a Women’s History Month Reception, a Hispanic LGBT Heritage Reception and DC Latino Pride, educational presentations at local and national conferences and through our online virtual museum at www.LatinoGLBTHistory.org.
Esther Hidalgo, Lena Hernandez, Helen Melton,
Cristela Solorio Ruiz, Jesu Serna, Cata Elisabeth
Honorary Host Committee
Sapphire Magazine, Candy Cintron & Lena Hernandez, Ruth Eisenberg, Mary Farmer,
Blanca E. Flores Ramirez, Helen Gonzales, Isabel Huerta, Nan D. Hunter, Stacey R. Long,
Maritza Valenzuela, Cuc Vu, Jeremy Ayers, Manuel Cosme,
Jose Gutierrez, Earl Fowlkes, Sergio A. López, Oskar Moran,
Paul Marengo, Raul Olivo, David M. Pérez, Jorge Andrés Soto
Mujeres en el Movimiento Digital Photo Exhibit
Mujeres en el Movimiento” featuring a collection of portraits and profiles of lesbian Latina activists who have made significant contributions to empower and increase the visibility of LGBT Latinas and Latinos in metropolitan Washington, D.C. This year’s exhibit will also highlight advocates in action at various rallies and memorable moments from our movement dating back to the 1990s. The Mujeres en el Movimiento digital photo exhibit includes Martha Alvarado, Nilda Aponte, Yajaira Arreaza, Hilary Burger, Candy Cintron, Ingrid Duran, Laura M. Esquivel, Letitia Gomez, Margarita Lopez, Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera, Dilcia Molina, Lucia G. Perillan, Catherine M. Pino, Olga Rodriguez, May Sifuentes, Rosa Roldan-Torres, Lupe Valdez, Eva Young, Maria Cecilia Zea and Beatriz Zuluaga. The photographs were taken by local photographer Kevin Kenner and donated from the collections of Ingrid Duran & Catherine Pino, Laura Esquivel, Letitia Gomez and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.