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    The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is proud to announce the lineup for our annual celebration of womxn in the arts, “La Mujer”. In its 10th year, this festival was originally inspired by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, who is considered the first feminist of the Americas. This year, we are highlighting the accomplishments of mujeres, of womxn, who inspire us!

    This multi-disciplinary digital festival will span several days, including musical performances by 2020 Latin Grammy Nominee Gina Chavez (w/ full band!), a film screening by Cine Las Americas, panel discussions hosted by Chingona Fest Texas and Latino Studies at UT, a virtual exhibit curated by The Projecto’s Coka Trevino -- PLUS a stellar lineup of other musicians, poets, painters, and visual artists. Join us to honor and elevate Latinx womxn.

    FULL SCHEDULE
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21ST 7:00 PM
    Virtual Premiere of “Title” by “Director”
    *In partnership with Cine Las Americas*

    THURSDAY, APRIL 22ND 7:00 PM
    Special Presentation of Juana: First (I) Dream

    Presented by A’lante Flamenco (Latino Artist Access Program Group)

    FRIDAY APRIL, 23RD 7:00 PM
    Virtual Premiere of Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet
    Presented by Indigenous Cultures Institute and Teatro Vivo (Latino Artist Access Program Group)


    SATURDAY, APRIL 24TH 7:00 PM
    -Gina Chavez (w/ full band!)
    -Y La Bamba
    -Mariachi Las Coronelas
    -Irene Diaz
    -Lesly Reynaga
    -Cecilia + The Broken Hearts



    The event is free to watch on Facebook (@AustinESBMACC), Youtube (@AustinCityParks), Twitter (@ESBMACC), and directly at LaMujerATX.net, Mujeres Poderosas The ESB-MACC is collecting profiles of womxn that inspire the Austin community to be featured during our La Mujer event. Who is eligible to be highlighted as a mujer poderosa? Any Latinx woman/ womxn who demonstrates bravery, empowerment, equity, intersectionality, and/or resiliency. Simply tell us their name, how they inspire you, and send us a photo. Help us build this collection of inspiring mujeres by filling out a “Mujeres Poderosas” Submission Form or emailing maccevents@austintexas.gov.

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