Latina LGBT Women Host Third 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 28th, 2014 • 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: MOVA 2204 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
WHO: Women, Latino GLBT History Project, Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, Brother Help Thyself, Human Rights Campaign, Skyline Wellness Center, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, El Zol 107.9fm, MOVA, Tagg Magazine, Judy Restaurant, Bouquets and More Florist.
Washington, DC - The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) will host the 3rd annual "Mujeres en el Movimiento" celebration, a unique social event for Latina Lesbians in Washington, D.C. in celebration of Women's History Month.
The 2014 National Women’s History Month theme is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.” In keeping with this theme, we are extremely excited and proud to be honoring two courageous Latinas in the LGBT community. These women have demonstrated their commitment through their outstanding work in the areas of women’s empowerment, racial justice, and activism at the intersections of the Latino and LGBT communities. The Rising Star Award will be presented to Officer Rosa Roldan-Torres to recognizer her work as an up-and-coming Latina leader who has shown great dedication, commitment, and promise as a community leader. The Legacy Award will be presented to Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera for her a long history of service in these communities.
“Mujeres en el Movimiento” is a place for lesbian Latinas to come together to build a strong and supportive community with other like-minded women. It’s a great opportunity for networking and sharing inspiring stories and achievements. Come out and enjoy drinks, great Latino music, and a historical digital photo exhibition. Over 100 women are expected to attend. Our past honorees include Laura Esquivel and Letitia Gomez. Both women have made significant contributions to the Latino community and the LGBT community on both a local and national level.
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 28th from 6:30-8:30 pm for drinks, great music by DJ rAt of Maracuyeah, DC Cumbia Rapera La SalvadoReina, guest speaker Mónica Palacio, Director, DC Office of Human Rights and a beautiful historical exhibition.
A $5 donation is suggested.
For more information, to volunteer or sponsor the event please contact co-chairs Esther Hidalgo at EHidalgo@LatinoGLBTHistory.org or Jennifer Sanchez at JSanchez@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, 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105, 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 & Jennifer Sanchez, Co-Chairs
Nancy Cañas, Lena Hernandez, Helen Melton, Alexa Rodriguez, Jesu Serna, and May Sifuentes
Jeremy Ayers, Ingrid Duran & Catherine Pino,
Khala Johnson, Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera & Lisa Emina Weiner-Mahfuz
Honorary Host Committee
Julius Agers, Manny Cosme of Gay Love Project, Sereta Davis, Gabriela delaRiva,
District of Columbia Latino Caucus, Earl Fowlkes,
Letitia Gomez & Ruth Eisenberg, Helen Gonzales, Edgardo Guerrero, Jose Gutierrez, Sergio Lopez,
Amy Loudermilk, Paul Marengo,David M. Pérez, Jezzika Perez,
Black Lesbian Mafia, The Wall-Las Memorias Project, Connie Utada