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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 En Casa con LA Plaza. Register on Zoom using the links below. Guests can also view live-streamed Sessions on our Facebook page.

View 2020 Sessions by clicking here.  |  View 2021 Sessions by clicking here.

Urban Inspiration with Jose Ramirez, Artist, Educator & Gardener
Wednesday, September 22 | 7pm PST
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A working artist since the mid-1999s, the paintings and ceramics of Jose Ramirez are deeply rooted in his Mexican-American heritage, capturing the beauty and socio-political, economic, and cultural conditions that shape Latino life in the Southland. He’s also a third grade at Esperanza Elementary School in Pico-Union, where he’s been for the past 20 years. In 2014, he purchased an empty lot next to his house and turned it into a 7,000 square foot garden where he’s planted countless fruit trees and grows food year-round.

Dream Along with Ruby Clouds
Friday, September 24 | 7pm
PST
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Ruby Clouds is a sibling duo from San Ysidro / Tijuana, now based in Los Angeles, led by Claudia García, a graduate of Harvard University where she founded Mariachi Veritas.  Her original music in English and Spanish reflects her experience growing up on both sides of the border and invites the listener to dream along.  Their song “Un día de estos” is featured in the award-winning film “La Leyenda Negra” which premiered at Sundance 2020 and is now streaming on HBOMax. Ruby Clouds have supported a number of important causes with their music including Pre-Health Dreamers (PHD), Gente Unida, and Border Angels

Besos Pan Dulce with Eliceo Lara, Master Baker  
Monday, September 27 | 3pm PST
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Master baker Eliceo Lara demonstrates how to bake besos pan dulce. Born and raised in Mexico City, for the last four years, Eliceo has been teaching how to make Mexican bread and pastries to locals and travelers. His specialty is pan dulce.

Mexico Resistance with Antonio Turok, Documentary Photographer
Wednesday, October 6 | 7pm PST
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For more than three decades, internationally acclaimed documentary photographer Antonio Turok has traveled through his native Mexico and Central America, capturing images that speak of the human condition. Though documentary in nature, the soft, black-and-white photographs Turok creates seem otherworldly, like ghostly reminders of another place or time. In this En Casa session, Turok gives a presentation based on his brilliant black-and-white photographs taken of the indigenous people of Chiapas and Oaxaca during the past several decades. Co-organized by Álvaro Huerta, Ph.D., and Marietta Bernstorff. 

 

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