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9/11 Day of Service
Join us for a special volunteer opportunity commemorating the 20th anniversary of September 11th. For MECA’s 9/11 Day of Service, we are creating an ofrenda (Día De Los Muertos altar) in honor of those who passed away on 9/11. We’ll be making vital decorations, such as the cempasuchil (paper flowers) and setting up the ofrenda. All are welcomed to help honor, celebrate, and decorate the altar. Participants will have a hands-on learning experience of the cultural significance of Día De Los Muertos.
Saturday, September 11th
11 AM – 1 PM
1900 Kane St, Houston TX 77007
After completing your Volunteer form,
please email it to info@meca-houston.org
Requiem is a multi-media, interdisciplinary, visual art and performance experience commemorating the catastrophic damage in Puerto Rico following the landfall of hurricanes Irma and María.
Houston-area members of the Puerto Rican diaspora will come together in an evening-length work in remembrance of the more than 4,000 lives lost during the hurricanes and in observance of the present humanitarian crisis.
The event begins at 6:30 pm with a performer-led procession from the edge of the Guadalupe Plaza, down the promenade to the TBH Center for cultural cuisine and music, then into the theater for an 8pm performance.
TBH Center
333 S Jensen Dr
Houston, TX 77003
Sonia Flew by Melinda Lopez
In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and determined to continue highlighting the diversity of the Latinx community and its stories, TEATRX presents Sonia Flew, a play by Melinda Lopez.
Sonia Flew is a family drama that depicts how individual families are affected by war and politics. Audiences will meet Sonia, a Cuban immigrant raising two children with her Jewish husband in Minneapolis. As the family prepares for Shabbat, Sonia is unwilling to accept her son’s decision to enlist in the military following the terrorist attack on 9/11.
The events trigger Sonia’s memory as she relives the war-torn days in Cuba that led her parents to take a leap of faith by sending her to the United States as an unaccompanied minor during Operation Pedro Pan, a political maneuver that separated thousands of Cuban children from their parents.
This production will be performed in English. Performance is held at the TBH Center.
TBH Center
333 S Jensen Dr
Houston, TX 77003
MECA’s work to provide year-round, high quality arts education, social service and vigorous academic support is made possible by generous contributions from the following donors:
 333 S. Jensen Dr,
Houston, TX 77003
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