Mi Voz Cuenta

Curacao Honors the Immigrant Community with the

“My Voice Matters” (Mi Voz Cuenta) Wall

Renowned muralist Gushsan joins this ‘Curacao Contigo’ initiative to create a wall consisting of drawings made by hundreds of children and their families. The piece will be unveiled at the Curacao store in South Gate on March 23

Mexican immigrants march for more rights in Northern California's largest city, San Jose

In an effort to continually leave a positive imprint within the communities it serves, Curacao and its Curacao Contigo (Curacao with You) platform have created a wall called “Mi Voz Cuenta” (My Voice Matters), to send a message of hope and optimism to the entire immigrant community. With this initiative, children and their families will express, through drawings and phrases, the pride they feel for their roots, for all the sacrifices they have made to live in this country, and how the current anti-immigrant climate is affecting their lives.

Curacao has been supporting the community with different programs and initiatives for over 40 years. Now, thanks to the Curacao Contigo (#CuracaoContigo) platform, it will intensify its assistance to the Hispanic community and to all the communities it serves, offering more opportunities to start a credit history, more donations to schools and local organizations, scholarship programs for low-income students, as well as different initiatives related to immigration, such as talks, events and free counseling offered by experts. Today as always, in all moments of life, Curacao Contigo.

To participate in the “Mi Voz Cuenta” wall, children and families living in Los Angeles can bring their drawings to the Curacao store in South Gate located at 8618 Garfield Avenue, starting today until March 22. Another way to be a part of this dynamic project is to attend the free painting workshops instructed by recognized muralist Gushsan on the following dates:

  • March 11, from 11 to 1 pm, at the Curacao store in South Gate (8618 Garfield Avenue).
  • March 18, from 11 to 1 pm, at the Curacao store in South Gate (8618 Garfield Avenue).

Curacao is a rapidly expanding chain of department stores. Focused on the Hispanic market, Curacao is among the top 100 stores of household appliances and electronic products in the United States, with 12 stores spread throughout Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas. The Curacao Children’s Foundation is dedicated to supporting families and children with scholarship and different programs.

“One of Curacao’s main commitments is, and has always been, to improve the lives of children and their families, and we have done so with donations, scholarships and other programs,” says Carla Dodds, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Advertising at Curacao. “Today we’re very happy to be able to be part of their lives and to see our community is uniting and expressing freely through this wall.”

Additionally, to make this initiative reach the largest number of children possible, Curacao and Curacao Contigo (#CuracaoContigo) will invite students from South Gate and nearby schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to participate in the painting workshops, and will donate $1,000 to the school that brings together the greatest number of children to help create the “Mi Voz Cuenta” wall.

The check donation will be presented during the unveiling event of the wall, which will be approximately 7-by-20 feet, and will take place on March 23 at the same store in South Gate. The artist Gushsan, together with several of the participating children, will present the wall and share the meaning of their drawings with all attendees.

The “Mi Voz Cuenta” wall is an initiative that does not end in Los Angeles. It will have national reach and even travel to The White House, where it will showcase the strength and unity of the Latino community.

For more information, please visit: http://www.icuracao.net/

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