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Sep. 14th Yamel Patterson-Munoz, Foundation for Latin American Culture & Arts and Miranda Brown, Casa de la Cultura

Posted on Sep 12, 2023

LEXINGTON, KY – The Rotary Club of Lexington will hold its weekly meeting on Thursday, Sep. 14, at The Mane on Main, Chase Bank building on Main St. The program’s speakers will be Yamel Patterson-Munoz, Foundation for Latin American Culture & Arts and Miranda Brown, Casa de la Cultura.

This meeting will also be on Zoom. For the Zoom link please email, [email protected].

If you would like to have lunch, please contact [email protected]  to reserve your meal.

Yamel Patterson-Munoz

Born in the Dominican Republic, and spending some of her childhood in Puerto Rico, Yamel moved to Lexington in 2008 at 21 for family reasons but decided to stay because she fell in love with the region.  She met her husband in 2009 and has two children, Athena 9, and Apollo 7.  Her family speaks primarily Spanish at home to ensure her children do not lose access to their heritage; her husband Joe is also fully bilingual.  She has been a Spanish medical interpreter since 2015 and started last year in this role at UK hospital in the ER.  She joined the Foundation for Latin American Culture and Arts (FLACA) as a board member in 2017, and is now the spokesperson and treasurer.  Yamel is passionate about Latino advocacy and sharing her Dominican and Afro-Latina culture in Lexington.

Miranda Brown

Miranda Brown is a certified Community Scholar, advocate, and organizer. She coordinates language access and “know your rights” outreach and education for Kentucky Equal Justice Center. She helped found Casa de la Cultura Kentucky with Kentuckians from Latin America to nurture and share their cultures in the Bluegrass, especially among generations of immigrant families. She serves as a patient-board member of HealthFirst BlueGrass, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and is a medicinal and culinary herb grower for Taproot Nursery. She thrives when she’s singing and making tea for friends, and is a passionate learner about everything from cooperatives to languages to growing herbs, spices, and teas in Kentucky.

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