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Wed 6/21 | 9:30 pm
Film Screening: Transit Havana at the Roxie Theater
Co-Presenting for the Frameline 41 Film Festival
Frameline is San Francisco's International LGBTQ Film Festival that showcases lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cinema. The Festival runs from June 15 - 25 at five different venues.


Sat 6/10 | 4:00 pm
Opening Reception: Power Through the Future
Galería de la Raza is proud to present Power Through the Future! Please join us for a day of celebrating these young voices as we open up our exhbition from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 10.  


Sat 6/10 - Sat 7/8
Power Through the Future
Under the new administration our communities have found themselves actively resisting through protest and mobilization. Millennials have been at the forefront of these movements and actions that oppose racist and discriminatory rhetoric. In light of their bold stance, we surveyed the nation through an open call titled the Future vs. 45, and what we present to you is a collection of narratives of resistance and activism in a group exhibition.


Fri 6/9 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Lunada's Spring 2017 Season Closer features Saint-Hills, DJ Glo, and 10 spots on our Open Mic. 


Sat 5/20
Book Launch: Orlando & Other Stories by Norman Zelaya
Join us in celebration for the book launch of Orlando & Other Stories, a collection of poetry by Norman Zelaya published by Pochino Press.

 


Sat 5/13 | 6:00 pm
Mama Says: QTPOC Linage & Storytelling
Radar Productions & Galeria de la Raza Co-present:
MAMA SAYS: QTPOC Lineage and Storytelling


Wed 5/10 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge & Free Me Fast
An evening of youth spoken word, song, & community Open Mic
Featuring Mireya Ixchel A.K.A. 'Lil' Deya, Aleja Cobarruviaz, Joey B. Gomez, singer/songwriter Astu, and Special Guests. Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm.


Mon 4/10 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Featuring poetivist Thea Matthews, healing rhymes by Know Expressions, and Open Mic: Sign-up 7:15pm, hosted by Sandra García Rivera.


Sat 4/8 | 7:00 pm
Book Launch: Split by Denise Benavides
Galería de la Raza is please to welcome Denise Benavides and Kórima Press for a book release party and reading of Denise's new book published by Korima Press "Split."


Sat 4/8 | 12:00 pm
Chicano International Film Festival

 

SATURDAY, April 8, 2017
Galería de la Raza 12-4pm
12:00pm-1:45pm
Panel: Artivism: Art as Resistance
Performance Artists:
L7
*more artists to be announced
Screening: Defend With Me by Ana Saldaña
Screening: Why Should I Vote by Baktun12
 
2:00pm-4:00pm – Xicanx Rising
Film Screening:
Winner of the LGBT film:
400 Miles by Victor Martin
Q&A with Felix Martiz (Producer) and Fabian Martin (Co-Writer/Co-Producer)
*Panelist to be announced separately

12:00pm-1:45pm

Panel: Artivism: Art as Resistance

Performance Artists:

L7

*more artists to be announced

Screening: Defend With Me by Ana Saldaña

Screening: Why Should I Vote by Baktun12

 

2:00pm-4:00pm – Xicanx Rising

Film Screening:

Winner of the LGBT film:

400 Miles by Victor Martin

Q&A with Felix Martiz (Producer) and Fabian Martin (Co-Writer/Co-Producer)

 


Fri 3/31 - Sun 4/30
Artists Open Call: Youth Exhibition
The Future vs. 45

One of the most powerful ways in which our communities have been resisting the new administration has been through protest and mobilization. The youth of this nation have led many of these events, especially in the Bay Area and it is in this spirit that we offer our next exhibition as a call out to them. We are seeking works from artists ages 14-21 across the U.S. who are bringing awareness to issues happening in their communities. We welcome work that explores misconceptions tied to people of color, the school to prison pipeline, everyday harassment of LGBTQIA youth, family separations and deportations, and reinforcements of oppression throughout our institutions, education system, and at home.



Thu 3/16 - Fri 3/17 | 8:00 pm
Naomi Rincón Gallardo: The Formaldehyde Trip
Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA
Performance in Progress presents the debut of The Formaldehyde Trip, a live concert and video work by Mexico City-based artist Naomi Rincón Gallardo. 


Sun 3/12 | 3:00 pm
Salsa Sundays at El Rio!
Join us on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 3 to 8 pm for a day full of salsa dancing that will directly support Galería de la Raza.


Sat 3/11 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

March Lunada features LAS LUNAS LOCAS with Sharon Elliott, Devi S. Laskar, Sophia Rivera, and MARIA DE LA ROSA.

OPEN MIC: 10 spots on the list, 5 min. each. Sign-up at 7:15pm


Sat 3/11 - Sun 4/30
Échame Aguas

Galería de la Raza presents Échame Aguas, an exhibition that centers water as the source of all life.

We examine water through various lenses, as it connects to the political, spiritual and physical realms within our society. We use the phrase “échame aguas” which translates to “keep a lookout for me” as a gesture of solidarity for all communities being affected by water related issues that threaten the well-being and existence of our earth.

 


Sat 3/4 | 12:00 pm
Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Workshop

The Chicana Latina Foundation and Galería de la Raza have partnered together to provide a workshop on applying for the Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship. 

This workshop is intended to support all self identified Chicana and Latina women to apply to the Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship before the deadline on Friday, March 31st, 2017.


Tue 2/14 - Wed 6/14
Abolish Borders/Derrumban Fronteras
Digital Mural Project by Gilda Posada
Abolish Borders/ Derrumban Las Fronteras/ اهلا وسهلا بالمسلمين هنا/ پناهندگان خوش آمديد is based on Gilda Posada’s Destroy White Supremacy Project. 


Sat 2/11 | 1:00 pm
Artists Don't Have to Starve Forever: A Financial Planning Workshop for Bay Area Artsts

 

A Free Financial Planning workshop with Sean Fletcher Reichert of Rhodes and Fletcher Financial Planning Group focused on helping artists earn, save, and plan their money. This is a collaboration between Paul S. Flores, Galeria de la Raza and Spare Change Artist Space connected to the current gallery show "Money is Killing Me."
Please Register for the workshop by emailing pflo55@yahoo.com
Subject line "FINANCIAL PLANNING ARTISTS WORKSHOP"

 


Fri 2/10 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge ~ Spring 2017 Opener
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Featured artists ASHA, Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour, and Raphael Cohen. Open Mic sign-up 7:15pm, hosted by Sandra García Rivera.

RSVP on FB


12/20/2016 - 1/3/2016
Galería de la Raza Closed During Holiday

We would like to wish everyone a safe and joyus holiday season. Thank you for helping us make 2016 a remarkable year – we couldn't do it with out you!

Please note that staff is checking email and voicemail and we will be physically in the office on January 11.

If you would like to donate to Galería's programs we would be ever grateful. You can make a secure online donation here.

We look forward to continue partnering with the community for a great 2017!


12/13/2016 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Fall 2016 Season Closer
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring Rio Yañez's Night Time on the Internet, Norm Mattox's debut chapbook Get Home Safe! Poems for Crossing the Community Grid, and a report back from Standing Rock with images and stories by Cece Carpio and Nancy Pili. Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm.


12/11/2016 | 11:00 am
Holiday Art Market

Join us for our Holiday Art Market featuring local artists selling art prints, wearables and more!

Artists include: Jessica Sabogal, Dignidad Rebelde, Melanie Cervantes, Oscar Cisneros, Samantha Sandoval, and Alyssa Mariah Aviles.

Galería will also also have limited edition tee shirts for sale.


11/29/2016
Giving Tuesday
Support Galería with your contribution today!

By contributing to Galería de la Raza today you are helping to secure the programs and exhibitions that make Galería the most vibrant nonprofit Latino arts organization in the Bay Area! Help us continue to be an exciting home for Latinx arts and culture.

Click here to securely donate any amount!


11/15/2016 - 1/31/2017
Son of Baldwin
Digital Mural by Robert Jones, Jr.
We present our latest digital mural: "We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist." - Son of Baldwin


11/14/2016 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge @ SFMOMA
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Kat Evasco, and Camilo y los Robot Ninjas, at the the Koret Education Center. Open Mic sign-up at 7pm


11/2/2016 | 5:00 pm
Día de los Muertos

Join Galería de la Raza for our annual Día de los Muertos remembrance and celebration. This year we will feature poets THEA MATTHEWS and CHRIS “L7” CUADRADO. The evening will be opened with a blessing from the folks at BAAITS and emceed by PERSIA with a DJ set by CHULITA VINYL CLUB.

Studio 24’s voting project “¡Mi Gente Vota!” will also be live screen printing posters.

The event will take place in front of our digital mural project on the corner of 24th Street and Bryant Street.


10/22/2016 - 10/30/2016 | 12:00 pm
Sugar Skull Workshops with Michele!

You know it is Fall again when it is time to decorate sugar skulls with Michele!

Join us for two weekends of sugar skull decoration workshops on October 22 & 23 and October 29 & 30 from 12-5PM. Workshops are 1 hour and all ages are welcome. This is a great opportunity for small groups and families to have a fun weekend outing.

Your admission gets you one preformed sugar skull and decorations. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Buy your tickets in advance: http://sugarskulls2016.eventbrite.com


10/15/2016 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Featured artists: Tshaka Campbell and FR333 (Maddy "MADlines" Clifford & XOA) Open Mic sign-up 7:15pm, 10 spots on the list, 5 min. each

RSVP on our Facebook event page


9/29/2016 - 11/8/2016
¡Mi Gente Vota!
Studio 24 Launches New Civic Engagement Project

Studio 24 is excited to launch a new project called ¡Mi Gente Vota!

Studio 24 is excited to launch this civic engagement project. The project aims to engage nuestra gente in the electoral process, either by inciting dialogue or by encouraging folks to take the next step to vote. Our first portfolio titled ¡Mi Gente Vota!commissioned works by Lenny Correa, Eric Garcia, Chris Robertson, and Lexx Valdez. The poster campaign will focus on 3 get out the vote activities: 1) we will circulate 11” x 17” non-partisan prints by each artist across the U.S. free of charge; 2) we will host a series of cultural interventions at various Bay Area sites where we will engage the public in the printmaking activity; 3) we will create a dedicated website and social media channels providing information on voter registration and other opportunities for civic engagement.

The long-term goal is that through the activities of the Studio 24 printmaking program a creation of unique and new visual narratives can be used as tools to support broader social justice movements and can offer a wide reach beyond the Chicano/Latino communitStudio 24 is excited to launch ¡Mi Gente Vota! a civic engagement project!

Prints have historically been known for the ability to promote unity among a community of people. Often these images can articulate an idea and disseminate it quickly and effectively; they are announcements, visions, and ideals nourished by artists to rally community together. As an institution that has provided an international and intergenerational forum for the examination and expression of artistic concepts central to the Chicano/Latino experience, Galería de la Raza (Galería) has once again committed dedicated space in Studio 24 to engage communities with the digital and screen printmaking traditions.

As 2016 marks an election year, our first project aims to engage nuestra gente in the electoral process, either by inciting dialogue or by encouraging folks to take the next step to vote. Our first portfolio titled ¡Mi Gente Vota! commissioned works by Lenny Correa, Eric Garcia, Chris Robertson, and Lexx Valdez. The poster campaign will focus on 3 get out the vote activities: 1) we will circulate 11” x 17” non-partisan prints by each artist across the U.S. free of charge; 2) we will host a series of cultural interventions at various Bay Area sites where we will engage the public in the printmaking activity; 3) we will create a dedicated website and social media channels providing information on voter registration and other opportunities for civic engagement.

Visit Mi Gente Vota for more information and to download the posters.

Also find the project on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We encourage you to use the #migentevota hastag.


9/28/2016 - 10/2/2016
The Formaldehyde Trip - Naomi Rincón Gallardo
Work In Progress

Galería de la Raza & SFMOMA present a behind-the-scenes look at The Formaldehyde Trip, Mexico City-based artist Naomi Rincón Gallardo’s new performance and video work that weaves together Mesoamerican cosmologies, feminist activism and theory, and indigenous women’s struggles for their territories. This new commission imagines the murdered Mixtec activist Alberta “Bety” Cariño in her journey through the underworld where she encounters warriors, witches, and the dual-gendered goddess of death. Rincón Gallardo’s

Schedule of Events:

Screening of Selected Video Works by Naomi Ricón Gallardo

Thursday, Sept. 29th - 11am to 9pm
Friday, Sept. 30th - 11am to 5pm
Saturday, Oct. 1st - 11am to 1pm
Sunday, Oct. 2nd - 11am to 1pm

The Formaldehyde Trip

Saturday, Oct. 1st - 1pm to 4pm: Open Rehearsals
Saturday, Oct 1st - 4pm to 5pm: Work In Progress Previews

Sunday, Oct. 2nd - 1pm to 4pm: Open Rehearsals
Sunday, Oct. 2nd - 4pm to 5pm: Work In Progress Previews


9/24/2016 - 12/10/2016
Reckoning with Hxstory
Solo show by Carlos F. Jackson
Galería de la Raza presents Reckoning with Hxstory, a solo show by Carlos F. Jackson. Works presented bring together three strains of imagery, all manifested as large format 3’ x 4’ screenprints. Utilizing historical movements, Jackson builds a narrative that highlights structural inequalities through the use of textual statements, contemporary manifestations, and visual breakdowns of key foundational Chicanx texts that provide a decolonial theoretical basis for action.


9/16/2016 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge @ SF MOMA
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

LUNADA hosts our September literary ritual at the SF MOMA in the Koret Education Center, to kick-off Galeria de la Raza’s exhibit Remezcla Gráfica / Graphic RemixFeatured artists: Aleja Cobarrubiaz, L7, and a reading by the contributing poets from Josué Rojas broadsides project, ¡Gentromancer! 

OPEN MIC: Sign-up at 7:00pm (at the entrance on Minna St.)

Tickets: https://www.sfmoma.org/event/lunada-september/


9/16/2016 - 1/8/2017
Remezcla Gráfica / Graphic Remix
SFMOMA Floor 2, Koret Education Center

Remezcla Gráfica / Graphic Remix highlights the visually arresting, witty, and politically charged temporary murals at the gallery’s Bryant and 24th Street location that have become one of Galería’s most iconic programs.

Visit the SFMOMA website for tickets

The exhibition—the latest in a long line of collaborations between SFMOMA and Galería de la Raza—presents a three-quarter-scale mural, a set of postcards featuring one mural for each year of the program, and a selection of silkscreened posters reflecting the Latino and Chicano experience and the Galería’s commitment to civic engagement.

Enrique Chago, 1492 – Lo que la apropiacion me ha dado – 1992, from the portfolio Beyond 1992, 1992; © Galería de la Raza; image: courtesy Galeria de la Raza Archive Collection


9/2/2016 | 6:30 pm
Juan Gabriel Presente
Tribute and Celebration in honor of Juan Gabriel

Galería de la Raza is pleased to host a night where we honor, mourn and celebrate our beloved artist, Juan Gabriel. Known to many as Juanga, his brazenness and conviction will always remind us that out of sorrow and downfall, one can persevere and leave an unfathomable legacy. 

RSVP via Facebook


8/17/2016 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge & Open Mic
FALL 2016 SEASON OPENER

Featured poets: Maurisa Thompson & Jarvis Subia

OPEN MIC Sign-up at 7:15pm at the entrance
Lunada celebrates our seventeenth cycle around the sun featuring the hottest spoken word wizards in the Bay. The Fall 2016 season begins with two poets burning up the California coast, Push Cart nominee and San Francisco native MAURISA THOMPSON, and slam phenom JARVIS SUBIA hailing from SFeatured poets: Maurisa Thompson & Jarvis Subia

OPEN MIC Sign-up at 7:15pm at the entrance

Lunada celebrates our seventeenth cycle around the sun featuring the hottest spoken word wizards in the Bay. The Fall 2016 season begins with two poets burning up the California coast, Push Cart nominee and San Francisco native MAURISA THOMPSON, and slam phenom JARVIS SUBIA hailing from San Jose.

RSVP via Facebook


8/11/2016 | 8:30 pm
"All of Me" Documentary Film Screening and Closing Reception
Reception

Film Screening and Art Exhibit at The Roxie & Galería de la Raza

ALL OF ME (Llévate mis Amores)

Film Screening: Thursday, August 11 at Roxie Theater (click for showtimes)
A documentary film by Arturo González Villaseñor
View the official trailer here

Closing Reception: August 11, 2016 at 8:30PM at Galería de la Raza


8/11/2016 - 9/17/2016
Mujeres Luz
Talavera-Ballón | Studio 24

Mujeres Luz is an art exhibit dedicated to Las Patronas and migrants who travel on La Bestia inspired by the film All of Me (Llevate mis Amores). When Talavera-Ballón saw the movie at the San Francisco Film Festival last year, he was so moved that he traveled to Veracruz, Mexico to meet and paint these incredible women.

Learn more about Las Patronas in this photo essay by Remezcla contributor Hans-Maximo Musielik


8/10/2016 - 9/10/2016
Artist-in-Residence
Naomi Rincon-Gallardo "The Formaldehyde Trip"

Photo: Fabiola Torres Alzaga

The Formaldehyde Trip is part of Galería’s series, Queerly Mexican – an exploration of visual dialog across borders and generations about the ongoing struggle to be simultaneously Mexican or Chicanx and queer.  Queerly Mexican will feature a series of artist residencies that will culminate in an exhibition in the Spring of 2017 that seeks to transform cultural politics of national/ethnic identity that rest discursively on patriarchal constructs of heterosexism and machismo, narrowly defined womanhood, and rigid binaries of gender and sexuality.


7/31/2016 | 6:00 pm
ENCUENTRO DE SON JAROCHO OAKLAND
Book Talk, Film Screening, and Concert

Studio Grand and Galería de la Raza are pleased to bring you Encuentro De Son Jarocho Oakland. With the vision of Esther Cruz and Flora Zulli along with the generous support of the Akonadi Foundaiton’s Beloved Community fund. We will close the month out with a book talk with scholar Alvaro Alcántara López, a screening of director J. Xavier Velasco’s documentary “Medio del Agua"/"In Between Waters,"  and a concert with Los Vega. 

Sunday, July 31, 6:00PM-9:30PM

We recommend purchasing tickets in advance for the Sunday, July 31st book talk, film screening, and concert - $15 Pre-sale/$20 at the door.

Purchase your tickets here


7/19/2016 - 8/19/2016
Statement Regarding La Pocha Nostra

As many of you know, La Pocha Nostra is no longer housed at Galería de la Raza. This transition hasn’t been easy for all the parties involved, and we sincerely apologize for any misunderstandings and perceived disrespect. As of May 2016, La Pocha Nostra has left the space they occupied since 2010, as subtenants of Galería de la Raza.

We recognize the long-time relationship between Galería and La Pocha Nostra. We acknowledge Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s leadership and significant contributions to the arts community and beyond. Galería de la Raza has also served as platform for self-expression and artivism in the Mission District.

In these challenging times in San Francisco, it is imperative for Galería to remain self-sustainable and continue to grow. The organization has undergone several positive changes in the last five years. One of them is the revival of the Studio 24 space, another is the creation of an in-house community print shop and space for art making, open to local artists, and community workshops. The shop will provide a space for artists to produce work, it will serve as a venue for community printmaking workshops, and it will be a source of earned income for the Galería through art sales.

After months of thoughtful consideration, we, the board of directors, decided to have our facilities inhabited strictly by Galería de la Raza’s programs, especially for the in-house community print shop and for that matter, we needed the space used by La Pocha Nostra. 

We informed Mr. Gómez-Peña of our decision, engaged in conversations, listened to their concerns, and made every effort to accommodate La Pocha Nostra during this transition. This included forgiving thousands of dollars La Pocha Nostra owed to Galería for back rent, extending the moving period to nine months, and assisting them with labor on the moving date.  We offered to connect them with our contacts and other resources to identify a new space, but our offer of assistance was declined.

We regret that we are no longer able to support La Pocha Nostra as a subtenant. The changes in sub-tenancy are not personal, and certainly not an intent to disrespect La Pocha Nostra or any of its members’ important artistic pursuits. We support the direction our current executive director has taken, and we value her vision in keeping Galería as a thriving and sustainable artistic hub.

Mr. Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostra will always be appreciated for all of their past contributions to Galería de la Raza and our community. We wish them the best in future endeavors.

Board of Directors and Staff, Galería de la Raza.
San Francisco, California, July 2016. 


7/18/2016 - 8/18/2016
Galería de la Raza Lease Negotiation

Galería de la Raza would like to clarify some points about our lease negotiation that have been in the press and social media recently. We understand that articles written about the lease situation may have been confusing and alarming and for that we apologize.

We continue to maintain a positive relationship with our landlord and appreciate the support they have given Galería over the years. We want to be clear that we will continue to operate out of our current historical location. The rental agreement will continue on a month-to-month basis as it has for the past 43 years.

We would like to thank you all for your support and concerns. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to help and commitment to keep Galeria’s mission going.  If circumstances change and as updates become available we will keep you all posted through our newsletter, social media channels and email.  We invite you to stay connected and we hope you will visit us soon.


7/15/2016 | 8:00 pm
De Santurce a la Bahia, La Bomba es Vida
An evening of Afro Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena with La Familia Cepeda direct from Puerto Rico

Brava! Theater Center
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Tickets: https://bombaislife.eventbrite.com

Taller Bombalele, through the generous grants by NALAC, City of Oakland Artist Grant, and Akonadi is happy to have Jesus Cepeda affectionately known as "El Tambor Mayor" as a summer resident artist this year, in addition to Jesus, who is the elder of the family, considered a cultural treasure for the Puerto Rican community, members of La Familia Cepeda are also joining for the last 10 days of his residency to be able to offer the local Bomba community specialized workshops, lectures, community jams, and a performance on Friday, July 15th at Brava in SF.


7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016
La Bomba es Vida: Workshops and Community Events

Taller Bombalele, through the generous grants by NALAC, City of Oakland Artist Grant, and Akonadi is happy to have Jesus Cepeda affectionately known as "El Tambor Mayor" as a summer resident artist this year, in addition to Jesus, who is the elder of the family, considered a cultural treasure for the Puerto Rican community, members of La Familia Cepeda are also joining for the last 10 days of his residency to be able to offer the local Bomba community specialized workshops.

To purchase individual workshops visit:

www.bombaislife-workshops.eventbrite.com

Workshops:


7/14 - Thursday

Dance Workshop w/ Tata Cepeda
7:30-9pm

African American Art & Culture Complex Dance Studio (Studio A)

762 Fulton, San Francisco, CA 94102

$25

7/16 - Saturday

Dance Workshop (advanced) w/ Tata Cepeda
11:30-1pm 

Dance Workshop (women and men) w/ Cary Martinez and Rafael Cepeda Rivera
1:30-3pm

Trilliant Dance Studio Oakland, 130 Linden Street, Oakland 94607
$25 each workshop

7/17- Sunday

Song Class w/ Mario and Jesus Cepeda
1-2:30pm

Studio Grand Oakland, 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

$25


6/19/2016 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA - Summer Solstice 2016
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Lunada Season Closer features Trey Amos and Denise Benavides. Sign-up at 7:15pm for the Open Mic.


6/16/2016 - 6/18/2016 | 7:00 pm
Prieto
Yosimar Reyes' Autobiographical One-Man Show

Guerrilla RepGalería de la Raza and Define American present a staged reading of Prieto, a new autobiographical solo show by Yosimar Reyes directed by Kat Evasco and Sarita Ocón.

 

3 night engagement: June 16, 17, 18 from 7-8:30PM

Get your tickets here 

 

Nationally acclaimed poet and spoken-word artist Yosimar Reyes expands his repertoire to include a full-length solo performance. Prieto is an autobiographical one-man show that follows Yosimar’s journey growing up queer, poor, and undocumented in the hoods of Eastside San Jose. While his grandmother and grandfather recycle bottles and cans to pay for the rent, the boys on his block constantly tease him for acting like a girl. As a young boy, Yosimar struggles to understand and wrap his head around manhood, until he wraps his mouth around it. Find out how Bell Hooks f’s with his money, how James Baldwin helps him embrace his queerness, and how The Color Purple saves his life. Because no matter how hard things get, he knows he has it better than Celie.

 

Something special is happening each night of the performance. 

 

June 16 - The staged reading will be followed by a conversation with the lead artists.
June 17 - The staged reading will be followed by a conversation about what it means to be undocumented today, including a panel of service providers, artists, and activists. 
June 18 - The staged reading will be followed by Yosimar's Putería Pride Kick-Off Party.

 


6/12/2016 - 7/31/2016
Queer Icons
Digital Mural by Gabriel García Román
In Queer Icons, Gabriel García Román's most recent body of work, he seeks to aggrandize the image of many in the Queer/Trans communities of Color through a personal and introspective series of photographic and mixed-media works. The subjects in the series are drawn from many facets of the gender and queer spectrum, and these images give visibility to a population that’s generally under-represented in the art world.


6/4/2016 | 4:00 pm
Cathy Arellano Book Release Party
Co-Hosted by Korima Press

Join Cathy Arellano, Korima Press and Galería de la Raza for a book release party and reading for Cathy's new book published by Korima Press "Salvation on Mission Street."

RSVP Here

Book description:
The poetry and prose in the collection explore the deep love instilled in a people for themselves and their homeland even as they battle loss in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Author Bio:
Just another Mexican lesbian writer from San Francisco’s Mission District, Cathy Arellano grew up here in the late 1960s to early 80s surrounded by cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents on her mother’s side. In 1983, new owners evicted her mother from the flat they were renting, and she passed away less than a year later. Arellano returned and taught youth in the neighborhood. "Salvation’s" poems and stories are her creative offering to a people and place she loves.


6/2/2016 | 6:00 pm
Muck and Sparkle: The Magic and Pain of Survival (Opening Reception)
Presented by Queer Youth Productions, Galería de la Raza & Queer Cultural Center

With hands outstretched to the future, Queer Youth Productions’ traveling exhibit, Muck and Sparkle: The Magic and Pain of Survival, brings forth the art of expanding hearts and the paradox of possibility in a candid array of artwork from LGBTQIA2S youth. The show brings with it the specter of struggle that youth maneuver to (re)claim space and carve out the complexities of their identities.

Alongside powerful depictions of self determination, this exhibit transcends the two dimensional, offering a unique glimpse into the less-often-heard-seen-thought-touched-interiority of vulnerability that comes with uncovering (un)truths of gender and sexuality. By centering voices of queer youth, we are able to reflect upon work that has been done in queer communities as well as build intergenerational conversations for envisioning supportive and liberating futures. Within these artworks is a resilient force of magic that speaks to a collective and time-defying queer tongue.


5/21/2016 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge - May 2016
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Featured artists: Aida Salazar, Vickie Vertiz, and Sarah Jimenez. 

A Xicana trifecta of writers, whose stories & poetry reflect ancestry, spirit, love, familia, homegirls, rucas, and the gritty life of barrio streets.


5/7/2016 - 7/16/2016
F.T.P: For the People
UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Exhibition Extended through July 16, 2016

Galeria de la Raza presents, F.T.P: For the People, an exhibition that situates itself in contemporary issues of systematic oppressions happening across America. 

This exhibition comes rooted in Audre Lorde's 1979 essay, "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House,” as our communities are those who stand outside the circle of this society's definition of acceptable. In today's context, we acknowledge that the master's house is not our only source of support and that the current systematic structures at play will never enable us to bring about genuine change in our communities. This feels especially true at a time when massive police killings are happening locally and around the nation.

The artists presented in this exhibition offer a critique to the harsh realities of systematic oppressions and inequalities that exists in our society, which make it hard for our communities to be able to survive and thrive. The exhibiting works create a platform that honors our struggle and cultural resistance in the fight against the institutional dehumanization of our peoples over body, mind and soul. F.T.P: For the People is a call to survival and agency; it is a call to define, seek, and reclaim a world in which we can all flourish. 


4/28/2016 - 6/11/2016
What We Do To The Mountain, We Do To Ourselves
By Chip Thomas
Artist Statement: In Flagstaff, Arizona, there is an effort on the part of the Navajo and Hopi tribes to not use reclaimed waste water on a local ski resort, the Snowbowl. The thirteen surrounding tribes hold the San Francisco Peaks as a sacred mountain and land. The tribes believe that deities within their respective cosmologies reside there. To use reclaimed wastewater is considered a desecration in a place where Indigenous people go regularly to pray, collect herbs and to be in the presence of the holy ones.

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Galería de la Raza: an Interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino Space for Art, Thought and Activism
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