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The City of Evanston’s Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) with family fun and activities and an outdoor showing of Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Lovelace Park.
Food, music and family activities will start at 5 p.m. with “Coco” beginning at 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from the Wandering Cafe.
In the animated film, presented as part of the City’s Starlight Movie Series, aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
The free event is brought to residents by Latino Resources, a nonprofit that provides annual scholarships and student-led mentorship to encourage Latinx students to achieve greater heights by emphasizing the importance of college completion, civic engagement and community building as the foundation for redirecting outcomes for the Latinx community.
Other sponsors of the event include the Latinx Business Alliance, Northwestern University, the Illinois Arts Council, Healthy Kids Running Series, Lifeway Kefir and RCN.