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11/2/2014 - 4/10/2015
No Justice, No Peace
By Oree Originol

No Justice, No Peace, created by artist Oree Origianol, was inspired by his latest body of work: Justice For Our Lives (JFOL). JFOL is a series of portraits of individuals from marginalized communities who have lost their lives due to state violence or hate crimes.  This digital mural represents a central component of our Day of the Dead event, Creating Sacred Space, in which we honor those who have succumbed to injustice.

Wed 3/4 - Wed 5/20 | 7:30 pm
Raices De Puerto Rico Carnaval Contingent Rehearsals
Galeria de la Raza will host the Raices De Puerto Rico Carnaval contingent rehearsals.

This contingent is a group representing the roots of Puerto Rico through Dance, Percussion, and Song to the traditional folkloric music of Bomba—a blend of the three cultures of the Island of Puerto Rico, African, Spanish, and Taino. Bomba is a challenge/connection between the drummer and the dancer, in which the dancer produces a series of gestures with a skirt or with their feet and hands in which the drummer provides a synchronized beat.

Artistic Leadership: 
Denise Solis, Musical Director
Julia C. Cepeda, Choreographer Director

For additional information please contact Abby Hernández at or call (415) 826-8009.

Thu 3/5 - Thu 5/7
Off Your Chest and Onto the Stage!

Are you holding inside pent-up emotions about a fast transforming community landscape, evictions, police brutality... do you have powerful stories to share and just can't find the way to get them out... or have you been thinking about performing for a long time and never quite found the time or resources to do it...?

Galeria De La Raza and USF's Performing Arts & Social Justice Program proudly announce this unique arts & education project consisting of 10 (ten) free weekly Performance in Community class sessions,Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00pm, from March 5 through May 7.

Classes are free and open to community members interested in learning introductory theatre/performance tools.

Thu 3/5 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge & Open Mic
International Women’s Month

Raina J. Leon
Barbara Jane Reyes
Ruby Mountain
Champaña Perez

During Mes Internacional de la Mujer, of Lunada’s quinceañera year, we feature four fierce mujeres, gifted and accomplished in the arts of poetry, cuento, and song. Featured poets Raina J. Leon and Barbara Jane Reyes are trailblazers of contemporary American publishing representing Latin@ and Filipin@ voices and experience. Singer/Songwriter Ruby Mountain shares original music inspired by Afghan culture, dance, and soul music. Special guest Champaña Perez - entrepreneur, performer, multimedia visual artist, and recent SoCal transplant - shares her work, and word of groundbreaking new projects she is conjuring in the Bay.

Open Mic sign-up is at 7:15pm, veteranos, first timers, and musicians always welcome. 

Host & Curator: Sandra Garcia Rivera

Thu 4/2 - Sun 6/28
Upcoming Exhibitions
Contemporary Photography

Existe Lo Que Tiene Nombre: Contemporary Photography in Mexico

Opening April 2, 2015

Existe Lo Que Tiene Nombre: Contemporary Photography in Mexico, an exhibition of contemporary Mexican photography guest-curated by photographer and USF Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture, Sergio de la Torre, and photographer, educator, writer, and documentarian, Javier Ramírez Limón.

The Q-Sides Opening May 23, 2015

The Q-Sides, a photography exhibit by Vero Majano, Brown Amy (aka Amy Martinez,) and Kari Orvik, re-imagines queerness within lowrider culture through a re-staging and re-interpretation of the East Side Story LP album covers, Volumes 1-12.

Galería de la Raza: an Interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino Space for Art, Thought and Activism
2857 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 click here for directions to galería