Claudia Molina was born in Colombia. Daughter of Dario Molina (+) and Liliana Alvarez who she considers her best friend and her inspiration in life. She is the youngest of two children. Her older brother is a recognized doctor in their country. Due to the conservative and traditional character of her family she studied her elementary education at “Madres Auxiliadoras” (Helping Mothers) where the mothers were pillars on her development. Her secondary education was at “Colegio Teresiano Monteblanco”, with the Teresiana nuns whom she remembers with much fondness. For more information please visit Claudia’s website here Claudia can be seen on Univision’s “Dispierta America” as their fitness guru, and will be hosting Expo Americas on Sunday September 16h!
Your favorite children’s television stars are coming to Union Station for Expo Americas! On Saturday September 16th, Roshon Fegan and Caroline Sunshine as seen on the Hit #1 Television show “Shake It Up” will be in the Expo Americas Children’s Plaza signing autographs and taking pictures with all of their fans! Stay tuned to the Expo Americas blog and Facebook for more information.
Your favorite children’s television stars are coming to Union Station for Expo Americas! On Saturday September 15th, Ross Lynch and Laura Marano as seen on the Hit #1 Television show Austin & Ally will be in the Expo Americas Children’s Plaza signing autographs and taking pictures with all of their fans! Stay tuned to the Expo Americas blog and Facebook for more information.
Founded in 1894, Mattie Rhodes Center is one of Kansas City’s oldest nonprofit organizations; its mission is to enrich the lives of individuals, children and communities in a respectful, multicultural environment. Come experience soccer fun with a former Wizards player, learn to play music with a local rock star, participate in hands on art activities provided by the region’s only Latino cultural arts center, and sip on some Cherry Berry Chillers provided by McDonalds. And don’t forget the city’s biggest Dia de los Muertos celebration on October 5th & 6th at the Mattie Rhodes Art Center & Gallery! For more information, including classes, workshops and exhibits, please visit Mattie Rhodes Center’s website here
Spanning five movements of artistic production in Mexico over the last seventy years, this collection addresses the political and social plight of the country while celebrating its rich history. Paintings, sculpture, and photographs from several well-known artists, such modernists Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo, allow viewers to understand how the artistic movements shaped the culture.
Expo Americas is proud to be bringing several of the biggest Mainstream, Mexican Regional , and Tejano acts in concert for the first time to Union Station! Performers currently scheduled to appear include: Charlie Wilson, Voz De Mando, Enanitos Verdes, A.B. Quintanilla III & The Kumbia All-Starz, Mariachi Sol De Mexico de Jose Hernandez, Jay Perez, Ram Hererra, David Lee Garza, Joe Posada, 10-time Grammy Winner Gilbert Velasquez, Making Movies, & many more!
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial inspires thought, dialogue, and learning to make the experiences of the World War I era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations. We strongly encourage all Expo Americas attendees to visit the Liberty Memorial during Expo weekend, as they join us in celebrating Latino Veterans and their sacrifices. For more information, visit the Liberty Memorial website here.
Liberty Memorial will be offering a special Expo Americas ticket to tour the museum.
We are proud to be partnering with USHLI in hosting their annual Student Leadership Summit in conjuction with Expo Americas. The summit will feature many speakers (including Emmy Winner & Author Cristina Perez) and conferences centered around higher education for Latin youth in the United States. The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute is a Chicago-based national nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization that promotes education, civic participation, and leadership development for Latinos and other similarly disenfranchised groups.
Come join us at the Guadalupe Centers’ Villita for a weekend full of Healthy food demonstrations and tastings by our Culinary Arts program, Entertainment by our Alta Vista Mariachi Juvenil band, folkloric dancers, come learn about our Guadalupe Education System schools and the services they provide. Need a loan? Or want to start a savings account? Come visit our KC Terminal /GCI Federal Credit Union booth. Come ask for information regarding our Seniors Adult program, or visit GCI’s Prevention and Treatment booth and Test your knowledge of alcohol/drugs. At our HIV/AIDS booth we will have confidential HIV OraQuick testing and give away items to those who test and want to know their health status. Sign up for awesome raffle prizes, giveaways and much more! Visit the GCI website here
Named one of the country’s 25 best science centers by Parents Magazine, Science City provides over 200,000 visitors annually with an engaging environment ripe for exploration, experimentation and discovery.Science City is a place of wonder, where kids and adults can find something new with each visit. Throw the don’t touch mindset out the window. There are no tests and no wrong or right answers, just a chance to explore with freedom and pure imagination. Science City is included with admission to Expo Americas! Visit the Science City website here
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Built in 1914, Union Station encompasses 850,000 square feet and originally featured 900 rooms. In its prime as a working train station, accommodated tens of thousands of passengers every year. At its peak during WWII, an estimated one million travelers passed through the Station. The North Waiting Room (now the Sprint Festival Plaza) could hold 10,000 people and the complex included restaurants, a cigar store, barber shop, railroad offices, the nation’s largest Railway Express Building (used for shipping freight and mail) as well as a powerhouse providing steam and power. For more information visit Union Station’s website here