Events

1/26/2020

Tenochtitlan Mural Blessing

2:30pm

6039 Figueroa Blvd Highland Park, CA 90042

Event Details

1/26/2020

Tenochtitlan Mural Blessing

Our most sacred mural in Highland Park is currently threatened to be erased, and we urgently ask for your support at our mural blessing. The gathering to save Tenochtitlan will begin with a blessing by elders, healers, and a group of Aztec dancers. As a ceremony to protect the indigenous images against harm, this ceremony invokes our ancestral roots to ensure our future well-being. We are calling upon their strength and fortitude against this injustice. Please come out to join us in the blessing as we move forward with further actions to protect our sacred mural from destruction. Highland Park Natives from El Rio band will be performing at this blessed event. Please come out to hear our community speak out against the sacrilegious act of erasure. (RSVP here)


FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST-Highland Park Native band, El Rio.


El Rio, founded by Melissa Uribe and Bryan Diaz, is a musical project expressing resistance, love and revolution through Latin American folk rhythms. Backed by an array of winds, percussion, acoustic, and electric instruments, the vocal melodies and spoken poetries form a spirited visceral dance. Images of their urban experiences as well as the natural landscapes along the Los Angeles River, of the highlands split by the Arroyo Seco and the red tailed hawks that fly above, all converge forming their unique sound. El Rio aims to provoke thought and change through music; forever in solidarity with communities fighting and resisting oppression worldwide.

2:30pm

6039 Figueroa Blvd Highland Park, CA 90042

2/23/2020

Hailing Cesar - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Oxy Arts, 4757 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Event Details

2/23/2020

Hailing Cesar - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join us for a screening of Hailing Cesar, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and local muralists and arts activists. 


Hailing Cesar follows Eduardo Chavez’s journey to understand the legacy and struggle of his grandfather Cesar Chavez. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with director Eduardo Chavez, muralists John Zender Estrada, Daniel Cervantes and Pola Lopez, and scholar-artivist Brenda Perez. The panel will discuss Cesar Chavez's legacy, looking at Highland Park as a case study with the recent whitewashing of the Cesar Chavez Foundation funded mural at Garvanza Elementary and other local murals featuring sacred and Indigenous imagery by displaced Chicanx artists.  


Eduardo Chavez is a director and actor whose work addresses themes of labor rights, Latino empowerment, activism and social justice. 


Muralist John Zender Estrada was commissioned by the Chavez Foundation to paint murals across Los Angeles and has been active in preserving murals across the state through his work with Creative Art Solutions.

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Oxy Arts, 4757 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042