Hispanic Heritage cancels this year’s events due to COVID-19

Contributed Photo: Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson performs at an Eastern Arizona Hispanic Corporation event in Morenci. This year’s events and presentations have been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus.

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GRAHAM COUNTY – The Eastern Arizona Hispanic Heritage Corporation Board of Directors, utilizing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local city and county guidelines, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our community, participants, artists, staff, and volunteers, to cancel this year’s events and presentations. We would like to assure our community that we are committed to the safety of all our participants and attendees.

Mariachi Corazon de Tucson performs at an Eastern Arizona Hispanic Heritage Corporation event in Morenci.

We are dedicated to our mission “to promote, celebrate, and teach our Hispanic culture to those in and around our community through personal contact, media, and events. We present and share its people, history, art, architecture, music, dance, and food. We recognize and award individuals, families, and/or groups who have made lasting and/or impressionable contributions to the welfare and sustainment of the culture. We promote continued education and to encourage youth along these lines.”

We will keep you posted on any further and/or new developments.

Thank you for your patronage and continued support. We look forward to the advancement of fostering our culture for generations. Please join us as we work toward bigger and better events and presentations in the near future.

Signed: Michael R. Andazola, Chairman; Guadalupe “Lupe” R. Munoz, PE, Secretary/Treasurer; Tina Gonzales, Board Member; and Jesus Cabrera, Board Member