October 21, 2016
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City Council Moves to Launch Latino Cultural Center in Downtown Phoenix

Last week, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a plan to open a unique Latino cultural center in downtown Phoenix and also begin work to renovate and equip space to open later this year.  The City Council approved a three-year lease agreement with Advocates for Latin@ Arts and Culture Consortium, Inc. (ALAC), for the cultural center.  Once open, the center will present art exhibits, performances, workshops, classes and educational programming.


"Phoenix is blessed to have a diversity of cultures with roots buried deep in southwestern soil,” said Mayor Phil Gordon.  This is what makes us strong.  It is what makes us America.  The PhoenixLatinoCulturalCenter is another historic first for this All-AmericaCity.  I am proud to join with the community for this historic event that will honor Latino art and celebrate the contributions of its artists."


Members of the community and supporters of the cultural center are welcome to attend this news conference to learn about the next steps to create the center.


WHO:             Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 7

ErLinda Tórres, board president, Advocates for Latin@ Arts and Culture Consortium, Inc. (ALAC)

            ALAC board members


WHEN:          Tuesday, July 7


WHERE:       Future site of the ALAC arts and cultural facility,

147 E. Adam St.
(between First and Second streets) 

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