11/2/2014 - 3/11/2015
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.
Denise Solis, Musical Director
Julia C. Cepeda, Choreographer Director
For additional information please contact Abby Hernández at email@example.com 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...?
Thu 3/5 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge & Open Mic
International Women’s Month
Raina J. Leon
Barbara Jane Reyes
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 3/12 - Fri 6/12
Basta de sus miradas subversivas, cobardes, de su violencia machista
About the Artist:
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's work moves effortlessly between the street and the gallery. Whether using printers and wheat paste or oil paint on canvas, Fazlalizadeh adds her imagery to a national and international dialogue about conflict in public spaces, such as police violence against black people, the Arab Spring uprisings, or sexual violence against women.