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Calendar of Events – September 13 – 19

ABOUT
As the oldest and largest Latino serving organization in Central Indiana, La Plaza is committed to providing excellent programs and services and being a strong advocate for the community through our educational programs and health and social services.

Over the past 49 years, La Plaza remains a trusted voice for the Latino community and the community at large. 

FIESTA INDIANAPOLIS
La Plaza’s FIESTA Indianapolis, the premier Latinx cultural celebration in Indiana since 1980, has been held in September in downtown Indianapolis. FIESTA Indianapolis celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and the Latinx community in Indiana. We hoped that we could come together in person, but with the continued rise of coronavirus infections in the state of Indiana, and the disproportionate rate at which communities of color are being infected, we want to bring community members a virtual experience for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Our week-long celebration will offer a series of virtual events the week of September 14, 2020 – September 19, 2020.

  •  Monday, September 14: Virtual Health and Social Service Fair
  •  Tuesday, September 15: Virtual Education Fair
  •  Saturday, September 19: Virtual FIESTA Indianapolis
  •  Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September 27: Mi Comunidad Cuenta – Census Weekend of Action 
  •  Monday, October 4: Free COVID-19 Tests and flu shots at La Plaza 

UPDATED EVENTS

  •  NEW DATE: TBD in October 2020 – Virtual Panel Discussion: Celebrating Latino Hoosiers

During Hispanic Heritage Month we will also feature Latinx Hoosiers who’ve made contributions to the state of Indiana and the United States on our social media pages. With this opportunity, we remain true to our mission of strengthening Central Indiana by advocating and preparing Latino students for educational success and by connecting Latino families to health and social services.

Virtual fairs will take place 9 am – 12 pm Live via La Plaza’s Facebook page and via Zoom 

When: Sep 14, 2020, 09:00 AM Indiana (East)
Topic: La Plaza Virtual Social Services Information Fair
Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ni4NC_RiTD-4xSMqtMAVOw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

When: Sep 15, 2020 09:00 AM Indiana (East)
Topic: La Plaza Virtual Education Fair
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bfp3tZCkTA-CA3_f2liK6Q
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please read Indy Eleven’s 2020 Safety Plan here. 
FIESTA Y FUTBOL 2020 | INDY ELEVEN is proud to host its 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Night in conjunction with La Plaza’s FIESTA Indianapolis. Get ready to see the Boys in Blue go against Louisville City FC. A video featuring La Plaza will be featured at the stadium this evening. Purchase your tickets in advance using La Plaza’s link here: http://bit.ly/laplazaindyeleven

Proceeds benefit La Plaza! 

When: Sep 19, 2020 07:00 PM Indiana (East)
Topic: FIESTA Indianapolis 2020

Register in advance for this event:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8TSjplZXS4aV_94XhhGBPw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Virtual Panel Discussion

Virtual Panel Discussion: Celebrating Latino Hoosiers: A discussion with top-performing executives about the foundation of their success, and advice for employers to create equity in the workplace. A panel discussion co-hosted and moderated by the Indianapolis Star. – Date TBD. Stay Tuned! 

Support La Plaza’s FIESTA Indianapolis

As the recognized leader in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate direct services for Latinos in Central Indiana, La Plaza embraced the challenges brought by the pandemic and quickly shifted to offer virtual webinars and remote options in order to continue serving clients.

We are proud to be a front-line organization serving some of the most vulnerable members of our communities with necessities like food, rental, and utility assistance, weekly virtual tutoring sessions to support high school students, and interactive live informational sessions for the community at large. We want to highlight some of the amazing work we have been able to accomplish because the generosity organizations like yours:

  •  Over the past four months, we have given out over $136,000 to help families for emergency assistance, including rent, utilities, and essential items for families with children
  •  Distributed over 3,700 food boxes to families in need
  •  Distributed over 200 personal hygiene baskets
  •  Hosted 14 information live webinars on our Facebook page ranging from college preparation to important changes that have been caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the resources available to Latino residents to help them navigate this uncertain time
  •  Collaborated with the Marion County Public Health Department and the City of Indianapolis to distribute 4,000 masks and hand sanitizers to Marion County residents
  •  Hosted 2 virtual summer education programs, each 4 weeks long, for high school students and parents
  •  Hosted 5 “Taco Bout the Census” events in collaboration with Count Me Indy and the US Census Bureau to ensure hard to count communities complete their Census 2020 forms

With your continued support through a sponsorship or a donation, we will be able to serve more families in need during this crucial time. Please contact Mariana at Mariana@laplaza-indy.org if you would like to purchase a virtual “booth” to promote your organization to Spanish speaking communities. 

Watch the videos below for a recap of FIESTA Indianapolis 2019. 

Please consider making a donation today! 

 

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