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Small Construction Businesses & Opportunities in the DC Market

    The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) and Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association (MDCHCA) just completed the first phase of a process created to increase the share of construction business that accrues to small, locally based sub-contractors in the Washington DC region.

    The process began in a February 15th breakfast with a frank discussion among construction project owners, large general contractors and representatives of small businesses and construction workers. These parties gathered for a 2 hour roundtable debate on best practices, inefficiencies in the process, lack of CBE capacity and the deficiencies and scarcity of highly qualified firms along with a dearth of skilled workers.

In the Time of the Butterflies

     GALA proudly continues its 42nd season with the DC premiere of En el tiempo de las Mariposas/In the Time of the Butterflies, a play by Caridad Svich based on the internationally acclaimed novel by award-winning author Julia Álvarez. Directed by José Zayas, who staged Crónica de una muerta anunciada/Chronicle of a Death Foretold, En el tiempo de las Mariposas runs April 12 through May 13, 2018 at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010. Parking is available at a discounted rate in the Giant garage on Park Road, NW.

      In the Time of the Butterflies is the fictionalized story of the courageous Mirabal sisters who challenged the oppressive dictatorship of General Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. Using the code name “the butterflies”, the sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country until their brutal murder by the regime on November 25, 1960. Told through the memories of the surviving sister Dedé, this riveting tale of injustice reveals the loving and conflicting relationships between the sisters; their emotional ties to the men in their lives; and the terrifying psychological power Trujillo held over his people.

      In the years following their assassination, the Mirabal sisters became icons in their country and garnered international attention for their activism and deeds. In 1999, the United Nations established November 25 as the annual International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in honor of the three sisters.

Argentine Festival 2018

The Argentine Festival is celebrated this year on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 3:45 - 10:30 PM at Kenmore Middle School Theater (200 S Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, Virginia 22204)

    Celebrate 'Festival Argentino' with music, food, tango classes and more fun activities. Sample the best from the North and South of Argentina at our 31st annual Argentine Festival. The Festival, the Embassy of Argentina and Arlington County invite you to taste and experience our popular community festival, this year at Kenmore Middle School. The Festival features the work of international and local performers and craft artists. Don't miss the chance to win a round-trip ticket to Buenos Aires, courtesy of COPA Airlines! Admission include one raffle ticket. Tickets available now at www.festivalargentino.org. For more information, please contact (703) 212-5850 or visit www.festivalargentino.org/artistas-2018. There is free parking and you can take the bus from the Ballston Metro.

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En el tiempo de las mariposas (In the Time of the Butterflies)

Based on the novel by Julia Álvarez (Dominican Republic), based on real-life events, The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic were elegant and wealthy. Using the code name “butterflies”, they inspired resistance cells against the dictatorial regime of General Rafael Trujillo until their brutal murder. This memory play is a riveting account of courage and activism. and woman wisdom. To know more>>

By Caridad Svich (United States)
Based on the novel by Julia Álvarez (Dominican Republic)
Directed by José Zayas
April 12 – May 13, 2018
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm
In Spanish with English subtitles
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