Through its rich collections and diverse programming, the Los Angeles Public Library has always celebrated the vast influence of Latino heritage and culture across our community, and from now through October 15, the Library is expanding the celebration in honor of Latino Heritage Month. From the “Shades of L.A.” oral histories and archives, to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Photo Archive, to specially curated programs such as public screenings of the documentary, Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, and the geneaology series, “Hispanic Saturdays,” check out the many offerings at the Library as part of Latino Heritage Month. To celebrate from anywhere, watch or listen to these conversations and panels from the ALOUD archive that shine a light on Latino history, music, film, literature, activism, and more.
Or listen to these podcasts:
Héctor Tobar in conversation with author Jesse Katz:
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free
Biographer Miriam Pawel in conversation with playwright/director Luis Valdez (Teatro Campesino):
The Crusades of Cesar Chavez
And coming soon to ALOUD, Sandra Cisneros, the award-winning novelist, poet, and beloved author of The House on Mango Street, will discuss her new memoir on Wednesday, October 28.