Voz Alta


Voz Alta was born out of love and wanting to be heard and seen, and it’s only fitting that we return to that theme during this time of adversity in our country. My hope for the show this year was to bring people together to celebrate our identity as a Latino community: We are love, we are hope, we are strength.
— Joaquin Lopez - Creator of Voz Alta and Arts and Culture manager at Latino Network

Thank you to all who attended last week’s Latinx storytelling event that celebrated the Latino Community - Voz Alta: Amor en los Tiempos de Guerra was a huge success!

For nine years Voz Alta has mixed true stories, live music, and poetry to create a theatrical performance celebrating Latino/a/x stories. Actors perform the narratives in English while musicians perform songs related to the narratives in Spanish. This year was something special because Voz Alta returned to the theater where it all began - Milagro! 


Anabertha Alvarado was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. As a child she cared for her siblings. She entered the man dominated world working her father’s lands. She rebelled, fought, and cried. Ending in an unknown country with the man she loved, she gave her life to this community. Now she is a mother of 4 children, 2 stepchildren, widowed, and remarried. “I love and am loved. With faith, hope and courage I share my story.”

The part of Anabertha was performed by Nurys Herrera

Dawn Joella Jackson is a mother, an educator and a dancer. She is from New Mexico and Colorado where her families have lived for generations. She and her partner are celebrating 20 years together this week! She is currently the principal of Helensview, an alternative school for students ages 12-21. She loves Joaquin and is honored that he tells her story!

The part of Dawn was performed by Sasha Neufeld.


Thank you to the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, and PDXLatinXPride for making Voz Alta possible.


Click here for the full program and to learn more about the cast and crew!

Latino Network has Joined Oregon Cultural Trust

We’ve joined Oregon Cultural Trust! ¡Qué fantástico!

Latino Network is excited to announce our partnership with Oregon Cultural Trust. Recently, the group of over 1,450 nonprofits statewide has added Latino Network to the trust. We’re now a part of the largest coalition of nonprofits in the state!

What does this mean for you? It means that when you donate to both the Latino Network and the Oregon Cultural Trust, you get a tax write-off of that same amount. It’s a win-win for us AND for you!

The Oregon Cultural Trust is a unique program and we are pleased to join the network of exemplary nonprofit organizations advancing arts and culture in Oregon
— Carmen Rubio, Executive Director
Ballet Folklorico group Corazones Alegres performing at the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade 2016

Ballet Folklorico group Corazones Alegres performing at the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade 2016

Latino Network is dedicated to sharing the range of Latin American arts and culture traditions and heritages with our Latino communities and with all Oregonians. This year, we are proud to run arts programming including Studio Latino and Ballet Folkorico as well as the Voz Alta celebration of LGBT Latino voices. Our partnership with OCT means we are now a part of a statewide cultural movement in Oregon. From music and dance to cultural traditions, the Oregon Cultural Trust deliberately seeks to increase cultural involvement and education throughout the entire state. And we are excited to be in the middle of it all!

[Click here to see a music video produced by students from Studio Latino]

Interested in learning more? Visit the Oregon Cultural Trust website here to see the full list of nonprofits apart of the trust.

Ready to get your tax deduction? Donate to Latino Network today!

¡Qué Fantástico – Hemos Unido Oregon Cultural Trust!

El grupo de Ballet Folklorico está bailando en el Desfile de La Fiesta de Rosa Grande 2016.

El grupo de Ballet Folklorico está bailando en el Desfile de La Fiesta de Rosa Grande 2016.

enemos buenas noticias hoy – Latino Network ha unido un grupo sin fines de lucro de Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT). Recientemente, el grupo que tiene más que 1,450 miembros y ha incluido Latino Network en la asociación. Ahora, somos un parte del grupo sin fines de lucro el más grande en el estado, ¡y somos muy emocionadas!

El grupo de Ballet Folklorico está bailando en el Desfile de La Fiesta de Rosa Grande 2016.

¿Qué significa para usted? Cuando se dona al Latino Network y el mismo al OCT, recibe un deducción de impuestos de estado. Ganamos su apoyo y usted va a estar recompensado. ¡Todos ganan!

El OCT es un programa único y estamos agradecidos para unir un grupo excelente de organizaciones sin fines de lucros que están avanzando la cultura y los artes en Oregón
— Carmen Rubio, Directora Ejecutiva de Latino Network.

Latino Network está dedicado en compartiendo los artes, patrimonio, tradiciones y cultura de América Latina con todos los Oregonians. Este año, estamos orgullos para empezar los programas de artes, incluye Estudio de Latino, Ballet Folklórico y la celebración de Voz Alta.

[Aquí está un video de musica por los estudiantes del Estudio de Latino]

Nuestra asociación con OCT significa que ahora somos parte del movimiento por todo el estado en Oregón. De la música y baila al tradiciones culturas, el OCT se busca al aumentar el enredo de cultura y educación por todo de Oregón, ¡y estamos emocionados para estar en el medio del movimiento ahora!

¿Está interesado en aprendiendo más? Se puede ver la lista completa de los grupos sin fines de lucros de OCT aquí. También, se puede aprender como donar al Latino Network y recibe un deducción de impuestos aquí.