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Category: Arts & Culture

Photos: Sonido Clash at Summer Garden Series

Check out a photo recap by Carolina Estrella of an outdoor experience inside the School of Arts & Culture in San José, CA at the Mexican Heritage Plaza for the Two Miles East Summer Garden Series with events from now through September.

The Truth About Life Is That It Is All Connected

This Week in Peace Chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. In this edition, Khalilah answers frequently asked questions from the people who come across the Dance of Peace, offering a moment of deepening connection and she invites you to participate in a new Dance of Peace class!

Oaxacan Teachers Fighting Education Refom - A History of Repression in Mexico

In Mexico the story of Oaxacan teachers protesting is not an incident, but rather a history of repression, explains Marco Jimenez. Last month a violent clash left an unconfirmed number of protesters dead and hundreds more injured. The ongoing fight for the free education of Mexico's poorest children is a battle that many have given their lives for as they attempt to halt education reforms that would effectively shutdown the much needed rural school system.

The Night Dance Explores the Sights and Sounds of Our City After Dark

This Week in Peace Chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This past week, The Dance of Peace explored the city at night, danced at Santana Row and is now also spreading the vibration of peace in Santa Cruz on Wednesday afternoons.

You Must Shine as You

This Week in Peace Chronicles, the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This past week, the Dance of Peace took part in the Rhythms of West Africa camp and got deep with the tiniest and most curios amongst us.

My Dungeon Shook Writing Workshop

In true DIY style and recognizing the power of writing, this zine is incredibly thoughtful and reflective of the intimate space created with genuine curiosity and vulnerability. Check out the first zine from the My Dungeon Shook writing workshops at downtown San Jose's LGBTQ Youthspace.

Dance Expresses the Heart of the Dancer

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This week the Peace Dancers shares moments from the Touch of Africa conference and delights us with the news of her first published book!

Pop Up Editorial at Lips Uncurled, Eyes Forward

Lips Uncurled, Eyes Forward, was a first of its kind AAPI social art and cultural awareness exhibition dreamed up by Quynh-Mai Nguyen. The day long event held at the Mexican Heritage Plaza focused on creating safe spaces for the the Asian community to write their own narrative through art and performance against the narrative that media continues to write for them. Check out the conversation that sparked from this event across different generations.

Bay Area Media Activism on Display

The current exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area reflects on the Bay Area’s unique legacy as a center for social justice movements. Adrian Avila, De-Bug's Art Director took a trip to check out the exhibit, running through August 14, 2016.

Guelaguetza: A Commitment to Sharing and Cooperation

The authentic cultural festival, Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza in Santa Cruz, CA convened hundreds to honor the gods for sufficient rainfall and bountiful harvest. The state of Oaxaca in Mexico has a large indigenous population whose cultures remain strong on both sides of the border with celebrations like this.
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