¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

Credit Brian Tenbarge

  

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? is a bilingual podcast that creates a sense of community for Midwestern Latinx who are missing an essential piece of their cultural identity. We do that by sharing their stories to create a sense of hope and alliance. We also foster education on divisive issues. 

Let us know what's happening, en tu ciudad, in your city! Submit your ideas! Dejanos saber de que estan hablando en el Medio Oeste.

Norma Marizan

After not being able to talk to my family for six days, my mom finally called me from the Island. Hurricane Maria had just passed and she couldn't believe was she was seeing. I didn't know what had happened during that time so she started sending me pictures of what I thought was another country. I grew up in Puerto Rico; in these streets and I couldn't recognize any of them. My mom and sister came to stay with me in the Midwest after the hurricane and talked to me about their experience.

HOLA Latino Festival Returns in August

Jun 8, 2018
Mareea Thomas

 

You can expect music like Tierra Cali, food from across Latin America, and dozens of vendors and kids’ activities August 18 at Bosse Field during Evansville’s third annual HOLA Latino Festival.

More than seven thousand people came out for the HOLA Latino Festival last year.

And now, event organizers like HOLA President Daniela Vidal say they’re working to build more connections between the larger community and incoming Latinos.

Alfonso Vidal

Why did Alfonso come to the Midwest? It had something to do with the FARC - las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - una alianza en contra del gobierno since 1964. The FARC sustains their estilo de vida by kidnapping and ransom, illegal mining, extorsiones and the production and distribución of illegal drugs.

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