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