Save the date! @jcartandculture @jerseycitynj 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month includes poetry Through our Ancestors at City Hall on Thursday, October 7, 2021 featuring @elisabetvelasquezpoetry and @portarock17 🎙 Join us for this free event with the back drop of the Group show in the rotunda gallery! Free and open to the public. 6 pm – 7 pm

Flyer has bright shades of orange red and deep golds with cobalt blue accent. 4 people are pictured vertically on far left.

About the artists:

Elisabet Velasquez is a Boricua writer born in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in Muzzle Magazine, Winter Tangerine, Latina Magazine, We Are Mitú, Tidal, and more. Her debut novel, WHEN WE MAKE IT, has been selected as an Indie Next selection and is available for purchase wherever books are sold.

Instagram: ElisabetVelasquezPoetry


Born in “Brick City” Newark, NJ Yari ”Porta Rock” is an educator, writer, poet and activist using his craft to transmit lessons and messages of identity and social protest to the masses. He has a book titled, “From In Between the Bricks I Rise: Reflections from a Porta Rock.”

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