#LAPlazaComunidad – Virtual Programs & Events
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Once I Was You – Unveiling the New Memoir of Maria Hinojosa
Latino Community Foundation
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – 12:30 PM PDT
Need some inspiration on how we will save and strengthen our democracy?
Then join us this Wednesday at 12:30pm for a conversation with Emmy Award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR’s Latino USA.
Her insightful and timely new memoir Once I Was You, A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America ignites the courage and hope of those willing to fight the good fight for justice, truth, and equity. From finding her voice to owning it, her journey through the lens of history will resonate with every person willing to use their voice so the unseen among us can be seen, respected, and valued as human beings.
Don’t miss this opportunity to join Maria Hinojosa for a compelling conversation with Jacqueline Martinez Garcel. It’ll give you the inspiration and fuel we all need right now. You can order your copy of the memoir today.
Beyond Design – Latinx Entrepreneurship in Fashion
La Nueva Link
Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 4:00 PM PST
A conversation with Latinx inside the fashion industry on reimagining entrepreneurship, tapping into digital communities and creating your own equity.
Speakers include Aldo Araujo (Council of Fashion of Designer’s of America), David Rivera (Christopher John Rogers), Danielle Alvarez (The Bonita Project) and Fanny Kahlo (Depop shop Ojo x Ojo), moderated by Ecleen Caraballo (Remezcla).
The Best of Los Angeles – Gaby Moreno
The Autry Museum
Friday, September 25, 2020
The Autry Presents: The Best of Los Angeles and the museum are brought together in this exciting new video series. The Autry presents cinematic, intimate acoustic performances by some of L.A.’s best musical artists, all filmed on location in our galleries. Performances will be released on the Autry’s website every other week.
Since moving to Los Angeles from Guatemala, Gaby Moreno has earned a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist, a Grammy nomination for her album Illusion, and an Emmy nomination for co-writing the Parks & Recreation theme song. Moreno also sings the theme song and voices a character on the Disney series, Elena of Avalor.
Artists Conversation Series – with Gerald Clarke
The Autry Museum
Saturday, September 26, 2020 – 12:00 PM PDT
Artist and sculptor Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians) and Amy Scott, the Autry’s Executive Vice President of Research and Interpretation and Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Arts, will discuss Clarke’s work while he is at his ranch on the Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians Reservation. Clarke is featured in the Autry’s upcoming exhibition When I Remember, I See Red American: Indian Art and Activism in California.
Lincoln and Juarez – A Lecture by Gregorio Luke
Saturday, September 26, 2020 – 6:00 PM PST
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In the same way that Don Quixote was able to see a better world and not the barren reality in which he lived, Lincoln and Juarez were able, in the midst of terrible wars to envision a better future for the Americas and get rid of slavery and colonialism.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and Benito Juarez (1806-1872) were presidents of the USA and México in the same time. They both led their nations in crucial historical periods; Lincoln through the Civil War and Juarez through the French Intervention. But the similarities do not end there; both had humble origins, both were lawyers known for their personal integrity and historical vision.
2020 Virtual Green Museums Seminar
California Association of Museums (CAM)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – 9:00 AM-6:00 PM PST
Join CAM online to learn about responses to climate change-related disasters, how museums are helping to communicate about climate change to the public, and how organizations can participate in a national and cross-sector initiative.
The 3rd Annual Green Museums Seminar will feature presentations and discussions led by museum professionals from Puerto Rico, California, and Illinois, and end with a green-themed trivia and happy hour. This is your opportunity to engage in dialogue with colleagues who are thinking deeply about the role of museums in climate action.
Free for CAM members; $14 for non-members.
This event is one of many held in conjunction with California Clean Air Day! Clean Air Day is a day to bring Californians together to address air pollution and clear the air. Learn what YOU can do to promote clean air and take a pledge for action.
Artists Conversation Series – with Lewis deSoto
The Autry Museum
Saturday, October 3, 2020 – 12:00 PM PDT
Lewis deSoto (Cahuilla) speaks with Joshua Garrett-Davis, the Autry’s Gamble Associate Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms, discuss deSoto’s work and popular culture storytelling of the American West.
Your Story Matters Cafecito –
Latino Leaders Network
Thursday, October 8, 2020 – 11:00 AM PT
Join us for the Your Story Matters Cafecito on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 2pm-3pm ET.
This online event will include a panel of Latino and Afro-Latinx students or recent graduates on the importance of sharing our personal stories, special guest remarks by Anika Alexa and an interactive Q&A with viewers.
The event will be livestreamed on Facebook, Periscope, and YouTube.
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Flipping US Swing States Blue!
!Puro Political Pari!
Ongoing Sundays in 2020 – 2:00 – 4:00 PM PDT
A LatinX-Led Community Org working to turn U.S. swing states blue.
Keep fighting like our lives depend on it!
Virtual Family Workshops – Talleres Familiares Virtuales
via Youtube Live
Self Help Graphics & Art
Every First Tuesday of the Month – Cada Primer Martes del Mes
Every 1st Tuesday, join us for our monthly artist-led bilingual Family Workshops, live on our YouTube channel!
No experience is necessary.
Únase a nosotros cada primer Martes del mes para nuestros talleres familiares bilingües dirigidos por artistas ¡En vivo por nuestro canal de YouTube!
No se necesita experiencia.
California Love – a podcast by Walter Thompson-Hernández
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.
Young Warriors Wednesdays
Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
Wednesdays Throughout 2020 – 3:00 – 4:50 PM
Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.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.
La Nueva Lectures – Reshaping Latinx Heritage Month
La Nueva Link
Ongoing Dates in 2020
For #LatinxHeritageMonth we’re doubling down on our mission, to bring visibility and connection to Latinxs across industries who are moviéndonos forward.
Stay tuned for upcoming programming to honor our herencia and also start to reshape it.
As for us, and our plans, well we’ll continue to elevate the hard conversations, bring together folks and continue to highlight Latinx creatives and professionals that we’re inspired by.
Free Therapy Sessions / Sesiones de Terapia Gratis
via Video or Telephone / via Video o por Teléfono
Hispanicize Hangout LIVE
Ongoing Dates in 2020
Arte Para Todos 2020
University of Gudalajara Foundation
17 agosto – 12 de noviembre
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.
Tiahui Talks – A Tía Chucha’s Podcast
Tia Chucha’s Tiahui Talks is inspired by the nahuatl saying Tiahui, meaning adelante, or to move forward.
Join us with host Rebecca Gomez!
MOLAA En Casa
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
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
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!
Museo Frida Kahlo – Virtual Tour
Google Arts & Culture
La Casa Azul (The Blue House) was the place where Frida Kahlo, the most renowned Latin American artist in the world, came into this world, lived, and took her last breath. The building, which dates to 1904, was not a large-scale construction.
Today it has an 800 m2 building surrounded by property measuring 1200 m2. Diego and Frida filled it with color, folk art, and pre-Hispanic pieces to show their admiration for the peoples and cultures of Mexico. The construction underwent two major modifications. When Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky lived with Diego and Frida in 1937, the property today occupied by the garden was purchased. In 1946 Diego Rivera asked Juan O’Gorman to build Frida’s studio. The interior of the house has been maintained virtually intact. This was respected by the poet and the couple’s friend, Carlos Pellicer, who designed the museum display for the space after Frida’s death. Therefore, the house and its contents preserve that intimate atmosphere.
Murals Under the Stars Online by Gregorio Luke
Ongoing Saturdays Throughout 2020
Buy Tickets HERE
“Gregorio Luke gives the most extraordinary lectures that can be seen on Earth. I have never seen anything as instructive and moving as his presentations on great artists, that he makes even greater with his words.”
The Very Very Very Long Day – Virtual Group Exhibition
Self Help Graphics & Art
On View August 22 – September 25, 2020
Self Help Graphics & Art presents The Very Very Very Long Day, a virtual group exhibition curated by Marvella Muro, featuring artists from our teaching artists cohort and Advisory Committee, documenting their collective experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition features works by Connie Mendoza, Victoria Delgadillo, Jennifer Payan, Flor Flores, Arleny Vargas, Dalila Paola Mendez, Martha Carrillo, Oscar Rodriguez, Chynna Monforte, Cynthia Navarro, Yaneli Delgado, Dewey Tafoya, Trenely “Clover” Garcia, Monica Perez, Gabriella Claro, Ernesto Vasquez, Ariel Mar, Joan Zamora, Andrea Ramirez, Viktor Rosas, Diego Robles, Rafa Haro, Gustavo Garcia, Pavel Acevedo, Mario Ybarra Jr, Michelle L. Lopez, Peter Tovar, Rosalie Lopez, and Marianne Sadowski.
Since the implementation of the mandatory quarantine in Mid-March, the perception of time has blurred and morphed into what seems to be one Very Very Very Long Day. Time is obsolete, yet five months have passed, bearing witness to a global standstill while simultaneously experiencing a nationwide uprising. We first found ourselves scrambling to adapt to a new way of life while watching the number of COVID-19 cases rise and the economy sink. Our anxieties are magnified by the restrictions to physically be with family and friends, primarily when an illness or death affects a loved one. The inability to practice traditional mourning rituals further deepens the void in our hearts.
The pandemic has also shed light on the many systematic inequities affecting people of color, on a national level. For one, communities of color are the most impacted by COVID-19 – from economic well being to health and security – and yet historically receive the least amount of resources. These factors, including the growing frustrations generated by the pandemic, were further exacerbated by the video of George Floyd’s killing, with the Black Lives Matter movement exemplifying the strength and courage of the human spirit at its core. The Very Very Very Long Day exhibition is not only a documentation of many issues currently at the forefront, but also honors the human spirit, people’s perseverance, and to some extent, determination to create new normalcy to avoid breaking.
The works in the exhibition are windows to a specific time, recordings of tangible and intangible events, and experiences. As we continue to celebrate birthdays and special occasions, walk our dogs and attempt to follow a routine in this new normal, we look to the day where we can stand strong, hand in hand, and without masks once again.
*Pictured artwork: “Migration is…” 2020, 9×12, mixed media by Jennifer Payan.
Online Cooking Classes
Ongoing Dates Throughout 2020
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!
Latino Theater Co. Online – Archival Screenings
via Facebook & Youtube Live
Latino Theater Co.
Ongoing Dates in 2020
12th Annual Hola Mexico Film Festival
September 11-20, 2020
Buy Tickets HERE
We’re back this 2020 with the 12th annual Hola Mexico Film Festival and an amazing lineup of films!
Even more amazing, is the fact that you can catch this year’s festival from anywhere in the United States! And for an incredibly, ridiculously low price of $4.99. Yes, that’s the entire program of Hola Mexico for $4.99!
Every film will be introduced by festival staff and filmmakers, and will be a Q & A following every film. There’s 20 competing films and 20 TFT short films, to which you can vote for, like every year! And some films will be available throughout the festival, some will come in for 24 hrs only! So keep an eye on the festival schedule.
If you’re already a subscriber, good for you! You are ready! If not, please, and can not stress this enough, that you please sign in through the link provided on our website. Looking forward to providing you the best online experience the Hola Mexico FIlm Festival can provide!
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!
Free Virtual American Sign Language Classes
Every Monday – Ongoing dates in 2020
Are you interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL)? Join us for FREE sign language courses every Monday on Zoom! We are proud to partner with New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC and Canal Boulevard Baptist Deaf Church to bring these sign language classes to our community!
Open to all ages, learners, and levels!
September Workshops – Online
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Ongoing Dates in September
Visit our website to register to our online clases!
MCCLA is a multicultural, multidisciplinary arts organization committed to the collaborative artistic vision of the Latino art forms. MCCLA provides the community with an arena in which to develop new artistic skills, as well as support local and established artists that serve their community. MCCLA collaborates with other arts, social and humanitarian groups to provide the widest range of programming possible.