Members of Latinx communities have the chance to be a powerful voice in this year’s election!
The Vote Like A Madre movement encourages Latina moms to cast their vote on behalf of their kids, by voting for candidates with plans to protect our environment for future generations. And the Alianza Center’s event Somos Verdes: Paint Strokes for Climate Justice unveiled a mural with the same message in Downtown Orlando, Florida.
On Wednesday, October 7th, the Alianza Center hosted Somos Verdes: Paint Strokes for Climate Justice, a free event open to everyone. This cultural and educational evening encouraged Hispanics to support candidates who are committed to fighting climate change. It was an evening full of art, dance, and celebration of the new mural — it was a night of socially-distanced fun!
Children — of all ages — helped apply the finishing touches of the mural. The dance School of Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda was on hand to teach traditional Puerto Rican dance, and there were fun ways to learn about the reality of climate change. People participated on-site in writing letters to elected officials urging them to pass and enforce laws that protect our environment. Attendees at the event wore masks and followed socially distanced guidelines.
Alianza Center events are focussed on bringing together arts and culture, the natural world, and advocacy and activism. Participants learn about key issues like clean energy solutions and water. In turn, people who attend these events can become leaders and advocates on these important community issues.
Somos Verdes: Paint Strokes for Climate Justice is produced by the Alianza Center, with help from CLEO Institute, Suarez Law Group, Latino Victory Project, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda.
Even if you didn’t make it out to Paint Strokes for Climate Justice, you can still join the movement! You can start by making a PInky Promise with your kids, and then be sure to make a plan to vote! We all have the power to make change.
Disclaimer: This sponsored article was produced and distributed in partnership with Latino Victory Project, in support of the Vote Like a Madre campaign.