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File #: 200534    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/1/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/8/2020
Title: Recognizing and celebrating the second annual Latin American Book Fair in Philadelphia for its work in highlighting local Latin-American authors, literature, and culture.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20053400, 2. Signature20053400
Title
Recognizing and celebrating the second annual Latin American Book Fair in Philadelphia for its work in highlighting local Latin-American authors, literature, and culture.

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WHEREAS, The first ever Latin American Book Fair in Philadelphia was held on October 4, 2019 outside City Hall; and

WHEREAS, Coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month, the event was created to highlight local Hispanic authors and connect the community with the rich literary heritage of Latinos; and

WHEREAS, The event came together with collaboration from local Latino non-profit organizations, Acci?n Colombia, Casa de Venezuela, Centro Cultural Mexicano and Taller Puertorrique?o and sponsors including Madre Tierra, Philatinos Radio, Generation A, Dos Puntos, the Free Library of Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, A planning committee was also established to organize and promote the event, led by Mariuska Forbes, Raquel Colmenares, Leity Rodriguez-Largo, Noel Aragon, Edgar Ramirez, Arianne Bracho, Ana Omana, and Carmen Febo; and

WHEREAS, New committee members for 2020 include Mary Marques, Jael Conde and Juan Giarrizzo; and

WHEREAS, The open-fair style event was a smashing success, with over 31 Hispanic authors participating; and

WHEREAS, Attendees were treated to meet and greets with local authors, book and poetry readings, food tastings, and musical performances; and

WHEREAS, This year's event, in accordance with public health guidelines, will be held virtually from October 15-17; and

WHEREAS, Participating authors for this year's fair include Roger Santiba?ez, Azahara Palome, Carlos Jos? P?rez S?mano, Ana Atach, Maya Litwack, Evangelina Sanchez, Herbel Hernando Potes Cort?s, and Concha Alborg; and

WHEREAS, The event will kick off with an inauguration and poetry session from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, followed by a children's session from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, and conclude with book presentations and a cultural session from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ...

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