Over several days Romanian-American artists, writers, musicians, writers, poets, and dancers were showcased on social media.
Thank you to all who joined us on October 13th 2019 in person or in thought to celebrate the opening of HORA Romanian American Cultural Center. A warm and sincere thank you to all our donors, volunteers and to the Landmark Center who made this possible. Our dream of having a home away from home became a reality. We hope this day’s feeling will be carried on through many events for years to come.
Read about the event in this Pioneer Press article.
Watch the KSTP interview with HORA President, Gina Popa and Vice-President: Arria Cocei-Stacy.
An Emotional Evening of Discovery and Connection with Romanian Roots
Between 1990 and 2004, Americans adopted more than 8,000 children from Romania. Terrifying images of communist institutions filled with abandoned orphans opened the hearts of many Minnesotan families who fled to save these children. Minnesota became home- ACASA for these children, now young adults, starting their own families.
HORA is proud to welcome Izidor Ruckel to Minnesota. Once a child lost in the Romanian communist institutions, Izidor is today a nationally recognized orphan advocate who speaks on behalf of orphans lingering in institutions around the world. See www.izidorruckel.com for more information.
Romanian Author Mircea Cartarescu attended Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival in Minneapolis on his tour of the U.S. to celebrate the launch of his novel “Blinding”, newly translated from Romanian by Sean Cotter. Mr. Cartarescu was the 2012 recipient of the Berlin International Prize for Literature, the latest of many awards.