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Cultural Pride

Centro Cultural Jorge Hernández newspaper clipping (ca. 1993)
In March 1986, after years of fundraising and renovation, IBA opened a multi-purpose cultural center in Villa Victoria. Named the Jorge Hernández Cultural Center (JHCC), after IBA’s director from 1979 to 1986, Jorge Hernández, the center was housed in the former All Saints Lutheran Church and was the first of its kind in Boston and New England. The JHCC is the site for many cultural activities, including fiestas, dances, conferences, concerts, movies, and dinners. This article emphasizes the importance of art in the Villa Victoria community, specifically highlighting the JHCC as an innovative venue for Latino arts programming. From the Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción records.

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