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On Monday, April 4, teen activists from Hyde Square Task Force, in collaboration with the Boston City Council, are organizing a hearing on officially designating the Hyde-Jackson Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain as “Boston’s Latin Quarter.” The hearing, sponsored by the Council’s Committee on Arts, Culture and Special Events, will take place at 6 p.m. at the Connolly Public Library in Jamaica Plain.

“Designating the Hyde-Jackson community as Boston’s Latin Quarter is an acknowledgement of the role that Latino culture (food, crafts, art, traditions) plays in making this neighborhood a vibrant, diverse, and thriving place for anyone to live or visit,” said Vanessa Aguirreche Snow, who grew up in Hyde-Jackson Square and is Manager of Organizing and Policy Initiatives at Hyde Square Task Force.

“We are thankful to Councilor Matt O’Malley for working with us on this project and taking the lead,” said Giani Bermudez, a JP resident and youth leader at Hyde Square Task Force.