Community Events

Celebrating Hispanic-Latino Heritage

At its core, the Hispanic American Foundation’s vision is to educate, inspire and celebrate Hispanic culture and American Latinos’ lived experience. Hispanic influences are all around us, in the histories, language, arts, music, food, architecture, families, and businesses in Tulsa. Here are a few ways to celebrate Tulsa’s Hispanic culture this fall. 

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Vendetta, a Mafia Story 

This October, Colombian-born and Belgian-trained international choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa brings her original work, Vendetta, a Mafia Story, to Tulsa. Originally staged for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal in 2018, the ballet crosses Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet with Hollywood’s The Godfather

Originally set for spring, this performance has been rescheduled for October 29 to November 1, 2020 at Tulsa’s Performing Arts Center. For more information or tickets, click here. 

Kendall Whittier Looking West, Photo Credit Kendall Whittier Main Street

The Hispanic Resource Center at the Tulsa Library

Hispanic Resource Center Guide Amairani Perez Chamu has cultivated a wide range of educational programs, books, movies and magazines which celebrate Hispanic culture. The Hipanic Resource Center also offers online bilingual storytime, crafts and classroom plans, a community-curated list of Latinx authors and books and mucho, mucho más! 

Additional Learning Resources

In the wake of Covid changes, check out the free Spanish language app, Mango, and parent educational plans on this site. 

Tulsa Library’s Language Services

Want to learn Spanish via Mango or practice English with other learners? The Tulsa County Library offers a range of language services. To get a Tulsa Library card, click here.

For Spanish and other language lessons, visit the Tulsa Library site’s Online Learning portal and choose Mango Languages: https://www.tulsalibrary.org/programs-and-services/online-learning

From here you can create an account or continue on as a library guest with options to choose Spanish (Castilian or Latin American) or any of 71 languages, all with your library card. 

For Zoom-based ELL Conversations, contact the Adult Literacy Office, (918) 540-7400 or literacy@tulsalibrary.org. Or, register here: https://events.tulsalibrary.org/event/4476222