The Latinx House, the first organization created to rebrand the Latinx community in the United States, continues to build and demonstrate that when we work together, change is possible.
The organization announced its new initiative, The Raizado Festival, to be held in Aspen, Colorado, from August 30-September 1. It is an event that will open spaces and create a clear and robust place to celebrate and contemplate Latinx politics, arts, and culture, The Latinx House announced in a press release.
Following the organization’s successful events at the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, and the Oscars, The Raizado Festival will have its first edition this August and is expected to run for a minimum of 10 years to create a place for advocates, celebrities, and community members to dialogue about the issues facing the community and how to disrupt them.
“The Latinx community is deeply rooted in the United States. The festival is an acknowledgment and celebration of this fact. We will gather to affirm the pain and the losses that the Latinx community has suffered while also lifting up the many meaningful contributions that our community has made and continues to make,” said Monica Ramirez, organizer, activist, and co-founder of The Latinx House. We will lift up Latine/x change-makers while showcasing our collective power, culture, and truth. We are taking the reins to tell, record, and make our own history. Aspen is considered a place and space where the greatest leaders convene. The Latinx community is now taking our place among other leaders”.
In this way, The Raizado Festival will center its work around three core values: power, culture, and truth, designed to enrich the Latino community and reclaim the narrative of Latino excellence in the United States.
“The Latinx House was born out of the desire to create space for the Latinx community in places of cultural importance to celebrate our contributions to society and gather with like-minded allies. Together, we know that we can lift and spotlight our issues, artists, creators, activists, and leaders,” said Olga Segura, producer, activist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of The Latinx House. “There are millions of members of the Latinx community in the United States alone. We need to be seen. We need to be heard. We need to be valued and supported by each other and our allies. We couldn’t be more excited to launch a Festival that will spotlight the cultural force in this country.”