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Cultural Pride

Festival Betances program (1996)
Since 1973, IBA has sponsored the annual Festival Betances in the Villa Victoria neighborhood of Boston. This event is both a commemoration of the Villa Victoria community’s struggle to preserve their neighborhood and a celebration of the cultural wealth of Puerto Rico and Latin America. Organizers of the event acknowledge the difficulty of keeping Latin American identity and culture alive and seek to make the festival an event in which families, youth, and elders may celebrate their culture with pride. From the Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción records.

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