The Local magazine is holding a launch party today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Ben Brown Plaza to celebrate the debut of its Spring 2016 print edition. In conjunction with Sojourn, Samford University’s literary publication, Local staff members will be handing out magazines and churros– a nod to Thursday’s Cinco de Mayo holiday.

After switching the publication’s name from Exodus to The Local at the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year, magazine staff members have sought to report on stories that highlight the trending people, places and organizations that contribute to Birmingham’s unique flavor. The Spring 2016 edition marks The Local’s second published volume