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Too Many Tamales en la Epoca de La Pandemia: A Virtual Read-Along

Too Many Tamales cover

Our annual holiday tradition of bringing families and friends together for a Community Tamalada, will help break the isolation that the pandemic may bring.

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American Dirt


Latino Books Month round 2020

As many of you are aware, Latino Books Month is an initiative of Rhode Island Latino Arts where we promote literacy among Latinos through the celebration of Latino authors, illustrators and books that highlight Latino culture and Latin American identity.

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Many Tamales?


Tamales kneading

Tamale making is a family tradition and community ritual among Mexican and Mexican-American people, especially during the Christmas holidays. It can help develop a sense of unity and community, and breaks down borders between people and cultures.

Join us for a Community Tamalada on Sat. Dec. 14, 2019 from 10:30am to 12n.

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10th Gathering of Rhode Island Latino Artists Network

RILAN post card



Five years ago, as Hispanic Heritage Committee celebrated its 25th Anniversary, it was a major turning point in our organization. It was at that time when we completed a strategic plan, that led to a name change for the organization to Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA). Our mission did not change, but we made some strategic decisions, one of which is to develop stronger relationships with our network of Latino artists by creating the Rhode Island Latino Artists Network (RILAN).

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