Casa Lou Cardenas in Longmont Named after Latina Activist For Equity & Inclusion

Over a hundred people attended an opening ceremony yesterday in Longmont. The group broke ground in a building named after Latina activist Lou Cardenas, who lived in Longmont during the 70s. 

Cardenas served on the city council. She also helped create more access to Longmont’s first senior center, and the city’s meals on wheels program. 

The Casa Lou Project will be a private social justice-oriented gathering center for people of color in Longmont with apartments, commercial space, and entertainment areas. 

KGNUS Rossana Longo-Better spoke with Cardenas’s daughter, Lydia Gomez Cardenas, who says, growing up, she had no idea how much work her mother was doing for the Latino community.


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