In support of the efforts to preserve Pennsylvania’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity, RIZE, a creative youth arts organization, hosted the opening reception of “Las Caras” at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Thursday evening.
A duo exhibition featuring works by Joe Conzo, NYC photographer who captured significant moments of societal and urban change in New York and across the country during the 20th century — exploring the legacy of community activism, the arts, urban change, and launching a dialogue surrounding the challenges communities continue to face today.
Berks County Photographer Don Carrick uses storytelling through photography to highlight Reading Pennsylvania Latino contributors for a political and social discussion.
In addition, the Hispanic Heritage Month Event Calendar was created in collaboration with many other local organizations and supporters. The purpose of the calendar is to highlight cultural and fun events that act as educational experiences for students, educators and the community in Reading at large.
The initiative started in 2012 with the Latino Collective with a mission to unite culturally diverse communities by providing positive venues where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can come together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
“We are glad to be back in person for live events in our City and County. Let’s celebrate in LOVE and ART” HHM organizer, Edna Garcia-Dipini.