A Month of Latino Heritage at the Autry via Latino LA

Celebrating with film, authors, craft activities, and gallery tours, September 15–October 15, 2012: The Autry National Center presents a month of fun and engaging family activities and thought-provoking discussions to celebrate Latino Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15.

Actor Henry Darrow joins us for a book signing as special screenings of his popular television shows Zorro and The High Chaparral take place throughout the day on Saturday, September 15. Also, a Latino author panel discussion and a Mata Ortiz pottery sale complete the day’s activities. On Sunday, September 16, children and their families will enjoy panning for gold, gallery tours, a hands-on craft activity to take home, and a jam session by the Western Music Association.

On September 23, the GO WEST Reading Series presents Matt Garcia’s From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement. Garcia’s gripping account of the expansion of the union’s grape boycott reveals how the boycott, which UFW leader Cesar Chavez initially resisted, became the defining feature of the movement.

In October, the Autry prepares for its annual ¡Vivan Los Muertos! Day of the Dead celebration by showcasing the sweet traditions associated with the event. On Sunday, October 14, decorate your own sugar skull and pan de muerto, part of the monthly Latino Arts and Culture Day held every third Sunday of the month. For more information, visit the event page: theautry.org/series/latino-heritage-month – via Latino LA

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