Join us on November 5, 2019, for our annual fundraiser ¡Viva Milagro! in conjunction with Día de Muertos. This ever-popular event features a uniquely prepared Oaxacan dinner from Portland’s beloved Tamale Boy founder Jaime Soltero, wine from Casa Bruno, a performance from local musicians, a silent auction of unique Mexican Art, raffle items, and most importantly, a room full of Milagro friends and supporters.
We hope to see you at our biggest celebration of the year!
Judge Xiomara Torres
When she was nine years old, Xiomara Torres fled the civil war in her home country of El Salvador and came to the U.S. As a child, she adjusted to her new life in East Los Angeles before she was removed from her family and put into foster care.
Today, Torres is a family law judge in Multnomah County in Oregon. In early 2019 Milagro produced a play about her life called “Judge Torres,” which is currently touring schools and colleges nationwide.
Gerardo Calderon is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Born in Mexico City. He grew up surrounded by music, dance and culture. While living in Mexico, Gerardo studied classical guitar at the Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City. He also studied music theory at the Portland Community College in Oregon, and he is studied Music Therapy for three years at Marylhurst University in Oregon.
Gerardo is the musical director of Grupo Condor and Nuestro Canto, and has pursued his interest in traditional Mexican music, Latin American folk music and Pre-Colombian music by performing with folk ensembles in Mexico, Canada, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. He has also toured with choir and world music ensembles throughout the USA.
Wine Reception brought to you by
Office of Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury
Oregon Community Foundation Latino Partnership Program