#LAPlazaComunidad – Virtual Programs & Events

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes supports our friends and partners by listing their online programming. To be included in this program and event listing, please send your information to adelapena@lapca.org.

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Garden – Artist Panel

via Eventbrite

Art Share L.A.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – 6:00 – 7:00 PM PDT
Register HERE

Our Garden show is finally here! Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we aren’t able to open up the gallery but there is a silver lining! Because we have had to focus all our attention online we have added more virtual programming and exciting artist interviews, virtual tours and a panel discussion.
Join us to hear from the featured artists of our Garden exhibition.
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Virtual Convention Series – with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

via Facebook Live

Latino Leaders Network
Thursday, August 13, 2020 – 2:00 PM ET
Register HERE

Join us for a virtual Democratic Convention Series honoring Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, with the Eagle Leadership Award. The program will feature a conversation with Latino delegates to discuss how they are preparing for the convention. Tom Perez, DNC Chairman, and Congressman Ruben Gallego have been invited to deliver special guest remarks.

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Virtual Social Justice Book Club – Make a Poem Cry

via Zoom

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
Saturday, August 15, 2020 – 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Register HERE

Join us for our next Social Justice Book Club meeting on Make a Poem Cry edited by Kenneth E. Hartman and Luis J. Rodriguez.

Funded by the Arts for Justice Fund, this anthology features writings from one of California’s high-security prisons through the Trauma to Transformation Program of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore. Tia Chucha Press’s founding editor Luis J. Rodriguez and formerly incarcerated writer Kenneth E. Hartman, have selected these poems and personal essays from creative writing classes taught by Rodriguez through the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. They are authentic shaping from materials mined from the depths of familial, racial, and economic violence. They are imaginings for how to address trouble and crime without punishment, dehumanization, and violence in return. Here’s restorative/transformative justice in action. Here’s redemption in the flesh. Here are the voices and viewpoints needed for a just and equitable world for all.

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Lunch and Learn – How XR Experiences in Museums Can Support Equity and Inclusion

via Zoom

California Association of Museums (CAM)
Thursday, August 20, 2020 – 12:30-1:30 PM PDT
Register HERE

Discover affordances, design considerations and examples of XR experiences (including AR and VR) in museums that promote equity and inclusion. As we move into a new phase of technology, museums can help increase equitable access to XR technology and create experiences that engage and support all learners. This webinar is part of CAM’s Technology Fellowship program.

Lunch and Learn is a free program created by the California Association of Museums that brings relevant content to you at your desk. Topics range from succession planning and cybersecurity, to decolonization and being responsive to current events.

Join us for live webinars and explore dynamic ideas and strategies for your museum.

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Virtual Convention Series – with Congressman Will Hurd

via Facebook Live

Latino Leaders Network
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – 2:00 PM ET
Register HERE

Join us for a virtual Republican Convention Series honoring Congressman Will Hurd with the Chairman’s Award and Commissioner George P. Bush with the Eagle Leadership Award.

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California Love – a podcast by Walter Thompson-Hernández

LAist Studios
Listen HERE

Tupac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love” served as a love letter and anthem for a generation. The song inspired author and New York Times writer, Walter Thompson-Hernández, to create a show as prescient as it is personal. In his “California Love” series, Walter invites listeners to join him in his family home, on horseback through the streets of Compton, and up into the sky to examine belonging. Walter takes us deep into his own story as he explores what it means for him to love Los Angeles.

Walter Thompson-Hernández co-curated, along with lead curator Mariah Berlanga-Shevchuk, our exhibition “afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city.”

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Young Warriors Wednesdays

via Zoom

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
Wednesdays Throughout 2020 – 3:00 – 4:50 PM
Register by email: youngwarriors@tiachucha.org

Young Warriors Mentoring Program focuses on Leadership mentorship. The role of a leadership mentor is to provide the tools and space needed in which youth, from all walks of life, can learn how to access and communicate their physical, mental and emotional needs and heal from their childhood traumas/struggles. We believe leading youth in facing their childhood wounds is key to achieve and understand their [own] self-authority, stability, discipline, purpose, and identity.

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Free Therapy Sessions / Sesiones de Terapia Gratis

via Video or Telephone / via Video o por Teléfono

Latinx Therapy
Ongoing / En Marcha
Access the referral list HERE / Aceder a la lista de referidos AQUÍ

We are excited to collaborate and unite with other bilingual, Latinx Therapists willing to offer a few pro bono therapy sessions to farm workers, and janitorial workers (in hospital settings only) working during COVID-19. List is linked in our link in bio.
Estamos emocionados por poder colaborar con colegas bilingüe y Latinx ofreciendo terapias gratis para campesinos y trabajadores de limpieza. Para los que no tienen redes sociales, pueden llamarnos (mandar un texto ok) al 818-533-1777 o mandarnos un correo electrónico a info@latinxtherapy.com para más información.

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Hispanicize Hangout LIVE

Unidos Together
August 3 – August 7, 2020

Watch HERE

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Free Wellness Events / Eventos de bienestar gratis

via Zoom

Tu Lider
Ongoing during the month of August / En marcha durante el mes de agosto
Register HERE / Regístrese AQUÍ

Our mission is to empower youth in El Salvador with resources for developing emotional intelligence, building leadership, and healing from trauma.
Enjoy a variety of free workout, mediation, yoga classes and workshops!
Nuestra misión es empoderar a jóvenes en El Salvador con recursos para desarollar su inteligencia emocional, formar liderazgo, y sanarse de trauma.
¡Disfrute varios ejercicios, meditaciones, clases de yoga, y talleres gratis!

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Arte Para Todos 2020

University of Gudalajara Foundation
17 agosto – 12 de noviembre

Inscríbete AQUÍ

Practica tu creatividad desde casa con el ciclo de talleres gratuitos Arte Para Todos 2020 en su versión online. Asiste a uno de los 5 talleres de narrativa, poesía o dibujo. Dirigido a la comunidad mexicana en EUA.

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Tiahui Talks – A Tía Chucha’s Podcast

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
Listen HERE & HERE

Tia Chucha’s Tiahui Talks is inspired by the nahuatl saying Tiahui, meaning adelante, or to move forward.

Join us with host Rebecca Gomez!

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MOLAA En Casa

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
Explore HERE

During this time of social distancing, our goal is to provide content that inspires, engages and bridges cultural gaps. Keep connected with MOLAA during this time at home! We invite you to explore our online exhibitions, permanent collection and more through our digital initiative, MOLAA En Casa.

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La Nueva Link

Join HERE & HERE

Community. Culture. Conexión.

La Nueva Link is a digital and IRL community for Latinx creatives & media professionals. We’re rooted in carving out space for Latinx creatives and media professionals to find each other and connect. The Latinx community plays a role in every intersection of la cultura.

Join now to access the private slack channel to meet over 100 Latinx professionals!

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Online Cooking Classes

via Zoom

Todo Verde
Ongoing Dates Throughout 2020
Register HERE

Join Jocelyn for an online series of cooking classes as she shares your Todo Verde favorite recipes from her new cookbook, La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican with Authentic Flavor. Some recipes include our Palmitas/Heart of Palm Ceviche, Jackfruit Carnitas, Pipian Verde, Coconut Flan, and more! Classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday mornings, so sign up to join us for an interactive online class.

As we’ve seen COVID 19 quickly change our work and living environments, we feel it’s important to continue to connect with our community online as we adjust to our “new normal.” Our team is passionate about sharing healthy plant-based food with our customers and community at events, and during this time we feel it’s important to continue to share that food via recipes that you can prepare in the safety of your home. These classes are offered on a sliding scale, choose the ticket tier that best fits what you are able to contribute during this time.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all on the screen, and hope to share physical space together soon!

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Cine en Casa – Hola México Virtual Theatre

July 2020 – September 2020

Watch HERE

Providing cinephiles the opportunity to watch the best in Mexican cinema while staying safe at home. The 12th edition of Hola México Film Festival to be postponed to September 2020.

Hola México Film Festival proudly presents the Hola México Virtual Theater online film series starting May 21. The festival, which has been postponed until September 2020, wants to help give viewers a chance to see some of the best films that have come out of Mexico in recent years and serve as a reminder of how much Mexican cinema has grown in the past two decades. The films have been specially curated for this online theater event experience. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, organizers of the Hola México Film Festival will practice social distancing by offering this virtual theater experience before the 12th edition of Hola Mexico Film Festival presented in the fall. Viewers will have the opportunity to watch the best in recent Mexican cinema while staying safe at home.

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Tamarindo Podcast

Listen HERE

Tamarindo podcast is a lighthearted show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino. Through Tamarindo, we use levity to inform, inspire, and impact our community. Join Brenda and Ana Sheila as we delve into discussions on identity, race, gender, representation, and life!Tamarindo podcast has been featured in Oprah Magazine, mitu, Remezcla, Latino USA, Latina Magazine, Variety magazine’s Entertainment and Tech Summit and Hip Latina. Tamarindo is available for speaking engagements and podcast workshops. Contact us to learn more! Subscribe on iTunes today or wherever you listen to podcasts, and don’t forget to rate and review our show! Share it with a friend today!

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2020 Summer Virtual Programming

via Zoom

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
August 11 – September 17, 2020 / 11 de agosto – 17 de septiembre de 2020
Register / Regístrese HERE / AQUI

Tia Chucha’s Summer Programming is going virtual! Thank you for your interest in participating. We’re offering 4 different Summer classes including art and music. Virtual Zoom classes will be held once a week for a 6-week class session.

We are asking for class donations to continue providing quality low-cost programming and events to our community in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. A link will be provided to complete donations once participant applications are approved.

¡La programación de verano de Tia Chucha se está volviendo virtual! Gracias por su interés en participar. Ofrecemos 4 clases de verano diferentes, que incluyen arte y música. Las clases de Zoom virtual se llevarán a cabo una vez por semana para una sesión de clase de 6 semanas.

Solicitamos donaciones de clase para continuar brindando programas y eventos de calidad a bajo costo a nuestra comunidad en el noreste del Valle de San Fernando. Se proporcionará un enlace para completar las donaciones una vez que se aprueben las solicitudes de los participantes.

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Art Under the Influence

Virtual Gallery

Avenue 50 Studio
Ongoing Exhibition – Voting: July 13 – August 31, 2020
Explore & Vote HERE

Thanks to the Getty Foundation COVID-19 Relief Grant, we are able to shift Avenue 50 Studio’s programming to a virtual space that you all can enjoy safely from the comfort of your home. In addition to our virtual shift we will also be switching to a bi-weekly schedule, which means you will be receiving our newsletter every two weeks instead of every week!

Our virtual exhibition, ART UNDER THE INFLUENCE, is now open! Don’t forget to vote for your 3 favorite pieces in the competition!

3 artists will win a cash prize – 1st Place: $300, 2nd Place: $200, 3rd Place: $100.

VOTE TODAY!

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Virtual Summer Kids Club – The Aquarium’s Online Academy

via YouTube

Aquarium of the Pacific
July 27 – August 21, 2020 – Various Times
Explore HERE

The Aquarium of the Pacific will offer its Summer Kids Club as part of its Online Academy programming. This will include the existing Online Academy classes bundled with take-home activities, like scavenger hunts, crafts, coloring sheets, and guided explorations of the Aquarium’s exhibit webcams. The Aquarium will offer two sessions, each lasting one week, for various grade levels (the week’s content repeats, so students can participate in both sessions).
Half-hour online classes led by an Aquarium educator for each grade level will be offered every weekday at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. No sign-ups are required, and participation is free.
The Summer Kids Club is part of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Online Academy, which offers free live and on-demand educational resources for both kids and adults.

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