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Founder’s Award Celebration Honoring Leticia Roa Nixon

Mark your calendars for a fall celebration in honor of community activist, journalist, and former Fleisher Board member Leticia Roa Nixon.

A Mexico City native, Leticia immigrated to the U.S. in 1985 and has been in Philadelphia for over three decades. During this time, she has documented and shed light on the experiences and stories of the diverse Latinx community across Philadelphia, serving as a tireless advocate for her community. At Fleisher, Leticia has also served on La Calaca Flaca, the committee responsible for organizing and presenting the annual Día de los Muertos procession and celebration, which is entering its milestone tenth year.

In honor of Leticia’s dedication to uplifting Philadelphia’s Latinx community, bringing forth their stories through her activism and journalism, and her artistic practice at Fleisher, she will receive the Founder’s Award in October as part of a month-long celebration in tandem with the tenth anniversary of our Día de los Muertos festival. Stay tuned for more details.

Image: Leticia Roa Nixon and other community members participating in Día de los Muertos festivities at Fleisher Art Memorial. Photo by Justin Mayer on assignment for Colibri Workshop.