Wednesday, May 05, 2010

An "Undiscovered" Place for Cinco de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we're featuring a special and little-known place (except to locals!) in El Paso that celebrates the culture of Mexico.  Mercado Mayapan is a Mexican cultural center offering an artisans marketplace, food court featuring the cuisine of all parts of Mexico, a tortilleria, a panaderia, meat market, and a performance space.  Their calendar of events is here. The Museum Mayachen is a gallery for permanent exhibits that features the heritage of the South central Neighborhood, the history of struggle of the Mexican immigrant women garment workers and farm workers in the area, as well as the Chicano Movement.

The Center was organized by La Mujer Obrera, which has been dedicated to upholding the most basic human rights:
*Employment with dignity and justice
*Comprehensive education, for all ages and community members
*Full health and nutrition, including open access to comprehensive health care
*Safe, secure and affordable housing,
*Right to live in peace with justice and dignity,
*Right to freely and completely participate in the political governing system.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 7am-7 pm, Sun 7am-6pm
2101 Myrtle El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: 915-532-6200

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