Hispanic Heritage Month

Alabama Sin Miedo

Alabama Without Fear – October 15 – 16, 2021

The residents of Alabama were shaken with the passing of the anti-immigration bill HB56. Now, one decade later, we invite you to join us for a Latinx Heritage Month celebration and commemorative reflection on the effects of the bill that continues to effect thousands of Alabamians. This two-day program is designed to engage residents from the greater Birmingham area. We hope to help them tell and archive their Alabama human and civil rights stories; find intersections with the African American Human and Civil Rights Struggle; and celebrate the sense of unity and strength that has arisen from those struggles.

We’ll gather for a reception featuring great food and music on Friday, October 15 and on Saturday, October 16, we’ll present a full day of panels and community conversations.

To help provide boundaries and context for this endeavor, the event will be framed around HB56 The Anti-immigration Bill. We’ll feature English and Spanish tours of our historic galleries, two panels, and community luncheon events. We will also provide opportunities for participants to archive their individual stories (e.g., digital interviews, audio journals), and a make call to assist BCRI in the collection of materials for a planned 2022 Latinx themed exhibit.

Make your reservations to attend our reception and commemorative program today!

What to Expect

Friday, October 15th, 2021

5:00 – 6:00pm – Bilingual Tours of BCRI Historic Galleries 

7:00- 10:00pm – Outdoor Reception with great food and live entertainment provided by TropLKUmbiera  

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

9:00am – Reflecting on HB56 Panel

10:45am – HB56 Community Discussion with Gina Mallisham

11:30am – Luncheon Activities: Respuesta Comunitaria en Tiempos de COVID; Bilingual Tours of BCRI Historic Galleries; Latinx Media

 1:00 pm – Leaders of the Fight Against HB56 Panel

10:45am – Without Fear Community Discussion with Charles Woods, III