Latino Heritage 2014 Parade & Jamaica
Nuetras Mismas Raises / Our Common Roots
Saturday, October 25
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Human Services and Recreation Department and the volunteer Latino Heritage Committee invite you to join us for the Latino Heritage Parade and Jamaica on Saturday, October 25. This free family event draws over 1,000 participants and spectators. The parade beings at 11:00 a.m. and is followed by a celebration of cultural activities, food and dance from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The parade begins the intersection of Los Robles Avenue and Howard Street, then turns west on Washington Boulevard and culminates at La Pintoresca Park with a Jamaica featuring art exhibits, artisans, educational/historical displays, entertainment, food, community booths and much more. This year’s theme is Nuetras Mismas Raices/Our Common Roots celebrating the diversity of cultures within the Latino Community.
Leading the festivities is Grand Marshal WBC Female Boxing Champion Mia St. John who has fought all over the world accumulating an unprecedented record of nearly 60 professional fights. In 2008, Ms. St. John fulfilled her dream of fighting in Mexico to become the WBC Female Boxing Champion of the World at the age of 40. Ms. St. John has dedicated herself to improving the well-being of Latino families through educational advocacy on the importance of fitness and nutrition. Her book, “The Knockout Workout” and fitness DVD, underscore the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle from an early age.
This event also recognizes another distinguished Pasadena community advocate and long-time resident Community Grand Marshal Herminia Ortiz. Mrs. Ortiz has worked with El Centro de Accion Social and Villa-Parke Community Center on a variety of social programs and serves as a liaison between Spanish speaking communities and City and law enforcement officials. M. Ortiz has dedicated her activism to working together through positive discourse to promote social justice, long-lasting partnerships and meaningful change.
Enter your group in the Parade or Jamaica Celebration
PARADE REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 20! Enter your group today! See forms below for more detail.
All interested individuals, schools, organizations and community groups that wish to take part in the Latino Heritage Parade or Jamaica can do so by contacting Rozanne Adanto at (626)744-6530 or Yuriko Montes (626) 345-0708.
Oct 24 2014
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