On Friday, July 3rd, from 6pm-10pm, join us for the official of premiere Cafe Con Leche’s short video “What does it mean to be a Pittsburgh Latin@?” and the opening of Aquí, an exhibition curated by Maritza Mosquera of works that exude place, belonging and strength of vision. Maritza’s hope is that the works speak to us in many different forms and that during this exhibition we place a focus on the existence of a strong Latino visual arts community here in Pittsburgh.
About Café Con Leche: Café Con Leche connects the Pittsburgh Latino community, promotes Latino culture in Pittsburgh and creates a space for dialogue and creative problem solving. The name, Café con Leche (coffee with milk in Spanish) refers to the Puerto Rican tradition of serving coffee to household guests.
Café con Leche does this in three ways – hosting community based Latin pop-events, producing a Pittsburgh based Latino webseries, and providing consulting services for companies, agencies and non-profit organizations who employ, serve or sell products to Latinos.
We envision Pittsburgh as a place where cultural diversity is cultivated and celebrated. As Pittsburgh grows, neighborhood and workplace demographics are changing. In order for Pittsburgh to attract and maintain a diverse population it must truly be the most livable city for everyone. Café Con Leche intentionally uses culture to build community and create connections, working to make Pittsburgh an equitable city for all.
You can check out Aquí at Assemble all through the month of July.