How many quinceañera parties have you attended that actually were held in the name of social justice? Your crazy tio’s problems don’t count. Zero, right? That is all changing with Quince Night — an evening dedicated to undocumented people and will benefit people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) status. It’s all happening this Sunday in Los Angeles and we wish so badly we could be there!
This also won’t be your average quinceañera event. This will be a full blown party with lots of music, food, and lots of social awareness. All the proceeds will go to DACA and TPS recipients via CARECEN Los Angeles.
According to promoters, this is why they’re hosting a Quince Night: “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, has granted the privilege for millions of undocumented Americans to live without fear of deportation. It has also given them the opportunity to live, work and contribute positively to our community. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has safe-guarded individuals from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti who are unable to return to their countries because of armed conflict or other extraordinary conditions. 14 percent of all DACA recipients and 10 percent of all TPS recipients in the United States live in the Los Angeles Metro area. Our event will support these affected communities with legal advice, counseling and other resources. All proceeds from the event will go to CARECEN Los Angeles. CARECEN, also known as the Central American Resource Center, empowers and responds to the rights, needs and aspirations of immigrants and under-resourced individuals. The Los Angeles chapter assists DACA and TPS recipients, regardless of background, with access to no-charge legal services, workshops, resources and more.”
And by the looks of their promos, this quinceañera is going to be off the hook. It’s just like the quinceañeras from our past except produced to bring forward positive change.
The event is this Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Lodge Room in Highland Park, 104 N. Ave 56, 2nd Floor Los Angeles. Click here for more information.