"We have a vision and a plan to enrich the communities through the hispanic culture in washington state and the northwest"
Artwork by Mauricio Robalino
Centro Cultural Hispano Americano is a non-profit organization, exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to CCHA are deductible under Section 170 of the Code. CCHA is also qualified
to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.
Help us raise money for CCHA's Enrique Henao 
Art Scholarship Fund


Seattle Rainbow Bookfest 2009

Centro Cultural Hispano Americano is a proud sponsor of the seventh annual Seattle Rainbow Bookfest on Saturday, February 28, 2009.
Indu Sundaresan, a Washington State Book Award recipient, is the featured writer of the event. She will be reading from her newly released book of stories, "In the Convent of Little Flowers." There will be writers from different ethnic backgrounds, and among them are four Latina women who will be presenting workshops, panel discussions
and readings from their works: Paola Casla Taylor, interpreter, translator and writer; Diana Leal, journalist; Maria de Lourdes Victoria, writer; and María Nélida Mendoza, journalist, poet and translator.

Diana Leal and Nelida Mendoza will be presenting "Women at War" during the last 50 years in Latin America. They will be talking about the direct and indirect intervention of women in the armed conflict,
specifically in Colombia, Dominican Republic and El Salvador and how
they have been affected by the war, which has also impacted society as
a whole. (1:30 -3:00 p.m.).

3:45 p.m. Nelida Mendoza will read form her poetry.

Saturday, February 28, 2009
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Place: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

Quimbaya Awards
In the Arts


Featured Artist
of the Month

Jaime Olaya Colombian Artist Jaime Olaya


Poetry Recital

"Romancero de la Vía Dolorosa"  by Fr. Benjamín Sánchez from México

Directed and translated to English by
M. Nélida Mendoza 

The profound reflexion of the Passion of Jesus written in poetry will be declaimed by members of the Hispanic Community with a live presentation of each Station of the Cross. 

Performance in Spanish. There will be translated booklets in English.

Come and live with us the pain of Jesus.

Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas
4415 S. 140th Street, Tukwila, WA 98168

Friday, March 27, 2009 at 8:15 p.m. at Saint Philomena
1790 S. 222nd Street, Des Moines, WA 98198

Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:15 p.m. at Saint Theresa
3939 SW 331st Street, Federal Way, WA 98023


A very special night of Flamenco Music and Dance.
Dancer Esther Marion and Guitarist Rafael Vargas present the powerful and versatile singer JESUS MONTOYA from SEVILLA, and with the talented guest artists: guitarist Mark Ferguson and Dancer Savannah Fuentes. 

Friday June 12th @ 8 PM
Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainer Ave. South
Seatle, WA. 98118