LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is pleased to continue our tradition of presenting the best of Los Angeles Latinx history, art and culture with the launch of En Casa con LA Plaza: Latinx Zoom Sessions. Register on Zoom using the links below. Guests can also view live-streamed Sessions on our Facebook page. Sponsored by Walmart and AARP California. View our archived sessions by clicking here.
Shrimp & Seafood Aguachile Cooking Demonstration with Bret Thompson, Pez Cantina
Monday, June 1, 2020 | 3pm
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as Chef Bret Thompson of Pez Cantina demonstrates how to prepare aguachile. a Mexican dish that brings together raw seafood submerged in a dressing made from juiced chiles, lime juice, and other ingredients.
Corridos, Cumbias y Coronavirus with Marissa Lopez, Associate Professor of English and Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 3pm
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as UCLA Professor Marissa Lopez shares recent music created in response to the Coronavirus. She’ll talk about the history of corridos and explore some of the corridos, cumbias and rap that have come out of the pandemic.
Someone Like Us: Undocumented in Higher Ed with Julissa Arce and Kimberly Hernandez
Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 7pm
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as award-winning author Julissa Arce reads from her memoir, “Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought Her American Dream,” followed by a conversation with Kimberly Hernandez, a third year student at La Verne University, as they relate their individual experiences as undocumented students on a college campus.
The African Influence in Latin American Music with Betto Arcos, Independent Radio Journalist
Friday, June 5, 2020 | 7pm
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as Betto Arcos, independent radio journalist for NPR, BBC, and KPCC, shows how African rhythms have made Latin Americans dance to the beat of life, from Cumbia to Afro-Peruvian music, from Son Jarocho to Son Cubano. Guest musicians on this Session: César Castro on requinto jarocho; Angelo Salazar: guitarra acústica; and Eduardo Martínez: tambor alegre, tambor llamador & gaitas.
Street Vending Opportunities for Entrepreneurs with Angelica Urquijo, The Imagen Group for City of LA, StreetsLA
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 3pm
As we move forward with opening up our economy in phases, there are new business opportunities for people impacted by job loss or seeking additional resources and a new side gig. Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as Angelica Urquijo of The Imagen Group for City of LA representing the City of Los Angeles StreetsLA team presents how, in addition to the traditional food vendor, entrepreneurs can sell items such as masks, gloves and other essential items via the Sidewalk Vending Permit Program.