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Gala Latina 2023 Celebrates Latinx Culture and Heritage

Close to 500 business and community leaders gathered to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at CLUES Gala Latina on Thursday, October 5th in Minneapolis. The Gala’s keynote speaker, Ingrid Sub Cuc (Lecturer UC Davis, M.P.H, M.A), focused her remarks on community wellbeing, and the importance of investing on building a sense of belonging and valuing our cultural heritage as a way to heal and build community wellness. 

“Tonight, we celebrate our peers, our many accomplishments, and our beautiful and diverse heritage”, stated Ruby Azurdia-Lee, CLUES President & CEO. “For it is our language, our cultural traditions and our resolve that bring us together to build a thriving and healthy Minnesota”, she added. Migdalia Loyola, from the Office of Governor Walz, joined attendees during the welcome to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrated the many contributions of Latinos throughout the State. She expressed the Governor’s ongoing support to strengthen the wellbeing of Minnesota’s Latinx community, so together we can build a stronger and better future for all Minnesotans.

The evening was complemented by cultural performances that included a local Venezuelan group, Baila Venezuela, a Mariachi Serenade from Montserrat Santana, and a special performance by Tenor Efrain Corralejo from the MN Opera.

Funds raised at the 2023 Gala Latina will directly support children, youth, and families in need of mental health and substance use services. Donations for CLUES’ Behavioral Health clinics, Abriendo Caminos are still needed to continue to provide free services to many underserved families and children.

Gala Latina Photos

See highlights from throughout the evening and browse the photos from our photo booth.

Download the professional photos courtesy of Alma MN Photography here

View the Album from the Photo Booth here

CLUES’ Behavioral Health Clinics-Abriendo Caminos

Watch this inspiring video to learn about our programs and how you can support us.

Gala Latina Market

Some of our Silent Auction products are available for purchase at a special discount.

Check the catalog for available items, click here

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