Central American Happy Hour

What a night! For the first time ever in Houston, young professionals, business owners and community leaders of Central American descent gathered to celebrate their culture & art at the Central American Happy Hour.

The evening marked the kickoff of the Central American Collective (CAC), an initiative that celebrates and advocates Central American culture, art and it’s people. According to the Migration Policy Institute, in 2015 there were approximately 3.4 million Central Americans residing in the US and 213,000 of them in the Greater Houston Area. CAC’s goal is to highlight, connect and support the Central American community – artists, businesses & individuals.

The Central American Collective platform will work to facilitate funding & resources for projects by Central Americans and/or that showcase our experience.

Guests networked to the beats of 104FM KRBE’s DJ Noel On The Mix, and house DJ at Anclamar’s W. Reception Hall, while enjoying lite bites catered by Little Casita Restaurant featuring the bold flavors of Central American cuisine.

The Happy Hour featured special guest, Javier Kafie, the filmmaker of the Salvadoran film Cuatro Puntos Cardinales, who extended a special invitation to everyone to the film screening on Monday at the Holocaust Museum Houston.

Other notable guests included Consul Nancy Guevara, Consulate General of El Salvador; Judge Esmeralda Pena Garcia; Percy Pelaez, President of the Cámara de Comercio Centro Americana; and Andres Guevara, President of the Consejo de Comunidades Salvadoreñas de Houston.

This celebration took place thanks to the generous support from all of our sponsors: Toros Lifestyle Soccer – Arts District | Anclamar’s W. Reception Hall A,B,C | The Law Office of Edwin E. Reyes, PLLC | Duran Concepts | Atlantida Connect

Official event photographer Carolyn Marie Photography
Social media coverage by Leticia Hernandez

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