Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, March 27 in observance of the César Chávez Day holiday.
Yolanda Ortega has worn many important hats throughout her life: Vice President of Students Affairs at MSU Denver, radio co-host for KUVO’s weekly show Canción Mexicana, cultural worker, mentor and community activist. But there’s no denying that the stage holds a special place in her heart. She began her acting career on the streets of Denver where she sang and performed with the acclaimed company Su Teatro long before they had a brick and mortar to call home. The Chicano Movement was at its height and Yolanda and her peers echoed the struggles of the times through performance. She talked to I Am Denver about her career and activism.
Yolanda at 3 months
Yolanda in Spain
Yolanda in family portrait at age 16
Yolanda on stage
Yolanda and pet monkey
Yolanda at KUVO