South side business owner, artist etch out place in history
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South side business owner, artist etch out place in history


WELCOME TO FIESTA SALON AND SPA. INSIDE THIS BUSINESS YOU CAN GET
A BLOWOUT, A HAIRCUT AND. A HISTORY LESSON.>>I WANT THIS TO BE FOR THE
COMMUNITY.>>SHOP OWNER RAUL VARELA AND
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST JUAN FLORES
— INTERNATIONAL ARTIST JUAN
FLORES HAVE BEEN WORKING NONSTOP
TO SCULP MAYAN AND AZTEC PRINTS
VARELA CALLS IT A MINI MUSEUM THAT HELPS THE PEOPLE IN THIS
NEIGHBORHOOD TO FEEL CONNECTED
THE GREATER COMMUNITY.>>TO LEARN, ASK QUESTIONS, TO
READ ABOUT IT. WE ARE PUTTING ALL THIS CULTURE
OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE.>>HIGHLIGHTING CONTRIBUTIONS
LIKE THIS IS WHAT HISPANIC
CHARACTERS MONTH IS ALL ABOUT. IT STARTED BACK IN 1988 BY
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN. BUT IT WASN’T UNTIL LAST YEAR
WHEN MILWAUKEE BEGAN TO FOLLOW
SUIT.>>IT IS A GOOD COMMUNITY, A
VERY STRONG COMMUNITY, AND IT
ADDS TO THE FABRIC THAT MAKES
MILWAUKEE GREAT.>>MAYOR TOM BARRETT LED THE
CHARGE AFTER HEARING A NEED FOR
INCLUSIVITY FROM THE HISPANIC
COMMUNITY WHERE THE POPULATION
AND THE INFLUENCE ARE ONLY
GROWING.>>IT REALLY FUELED THE
STABILIZATION IN SOME YEARS OF
GROWTH WE HAD IN THE CITY AND
COUNTY.>>BUT AS CHANGES HAPPEN IN
GOVERNMENT, BACK IN TH
NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PRIDE HAS
ALWAYS BEEN STRONG.>>I WOULD SEE PEOPLE LOOKING AT
THE WILL BE INSPIRED BY BEING
HISPANIC.>>ON THE SOUTHSIDE, CHERNEY
AMHARA, WISN 12 NEWS.>>BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK THERE. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH BE

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