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Remember Los Siete: Poetry Of Resistance and Remembrance

April 8, 2019

remembering los siete.jpegSo honored to be a part of this event “Los Siete Poetry of Resistance and Remembrance” Saturday April 13, 2019 6-8pm which is a part of several events honoring the history, art and movement building around the trial of Los Siete de La Raza who were falsely accused of shooting an officer, that left a huge impact on the Mission district in San Francisco . I recently went to the opening of the exhibit at Acción Latina which highlights the art, imagery and organizing that went on in support of Los Siete. 

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Photo with artist and comadre Yolanda Lopez by Rio Yañez

I was incredibly impressed at how organizers and artists worked together with a multiethnic coalition of activists including the Black Panthers, yet made sure that the leadership elevated Latinas to the front of the leadership in their fight to free seven Central American young men in 1969. Check out all the links above and below and hope to see you at one of  the exhibit and upcoming events this month including this SATURDAY at Paseo Artistico.

This Saturday!
Brava Theater Cabaret 2781 24th Street (in the Cabaret)

6:00PM-8:00PM “Los Siete Poetry of Resistance and Remembrance” with Original members of Los Siete de La Raza Organization and poets including Donna James Amador, Cathy Arrellano, Josiah Luis Alderete, Maya Chinchilla, Judy Zalazar Drummond, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Prado Gomez, Leticia Hernandez-Linares, Maria Ramirez, Joe Navarro, Andrea “Buddafly” Rodriguez, Roberto Ariel Vargas, Norman Zelaya and DJ Leydis.

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Make it an all day event in the mission with these other events earlier that day:
“Acción Latina & Calle 24 Cultural Arts District organizations are excited to announce the festivities lineup for a new installment of Paseo Artistico, the Mission’s Free Art community stroll which will take place on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 11AM-7PM.

The next Paseo Artistico will take place April 13, 2019 and will celebrate “La Voz del Pueblo/The People’s Voice” with a schedule of fun and empowering activities that lift the beauty and struggle of the 24th Street neighborhood through the voice of its artists. This month’s Paseo Artistico will connect the fight for justice, labor and immigrant rights with poetry, music, and visual artists whose work reflects solidarity with social movements. In the spirit of solidarity, Paseo Artistico is joining forces with several events happening on 24th Street on April 13. To recall the community’s fight to free seven Central American immigrants from the Mission who were falsely accused, imprisoned and eventually freed through community organizing in 1969, Paseo Artistico and Brava Theater are co-presenting the 40th Anniversary of Los Siete de La Raza. Brava Theater will host members of Los Siete Organization including Donna James Amador and Maria Ramirez, along with poets Cathy Arellano and Tongo Eisen-Martin, DJ Leydis and others. In honor of Cesar Chavez Day Parade, which is also happening April 13th on 24th Street, Acción Latina will host La Colectiva de Mujeres: Baile Colectivo, a group of women from the SF Day Laborers Program in collaboration with Dance Mission, who perform stories with dance about their experience working and living in the Mission. Paseo Artistico will also coincide with the Flor y Canto Poetry Festival organized by SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia and will feature more poets and a special Word Jazz collaboration with jazz musician Marcus Shelby and his trio at Mission Cultural Center.

As always there will be several arts classes and free workshops for all ages and experience levels including screen printing workshops with graphic artist Calixto Robles, and Kate Razo printing Michael Roman’s screenprints on paper, as well as clothing and textiles. We encourage community members to bring their extra clothing to print amazing colorful indigenous and liberation themed designs right on their shirts. Paseo Artistico will also offer a free sculpture class for all ages and levels at Mission Cultural Center. Looking forward to seeing you on 24th Street/Calle 24 Latino Cultural District.

Paseo Artístico is a community collaborative proudly produced and managed by Acción Latina.

All activities FREE and for All Ages.”

PASEO Schedule of Activities April 13 from 11AM-7PM

Precita Eyes 2981 24th Street
11:00AM-1:00PM Bilingual Mural Tour (sign up at Precita Eyes store front at 11AM)

Alley Cat Books 3036 24th Street
11:00AM-1:00PM: Screen Printing Workshop with Kate Razo featuring Michael Roman’s art (screen printing on shirts and paper)

Mission Cultural Center Studio D, 3rd Floor 2868 Mission Street
1:00PM-3:00PM Sculpture with clay class and workshop with Alejandro Meza (clase de escultura para todos)

Evolved SF 3067 24th Street
2:00PM-4:00PM Sew Frisco hosts arts and crafts workshop with thread embroidery onto patches and photos of murals of The Mission.

Calle 24 Latino Cultural District Main Office 3250 24th Street @ Capp Street
2:00PM-3:30PM Calixto Robles Screen printing Workshop (bring shirts and clothing to screen designs on)

Acción Latina 2958 24th Street
3:00PM-5:00PM Dance Mission Presents: La Colectiva de Mujeres: Baile Colectivo, women’s dance performance with Andreina Maldonado, Stella Adelman and women from SF Day Laborers.
Horizons Unlimited: The DJ Project Youth DJ’s and Hip-Hop Cypher (4PM-5PM)

Mission Cultural Center Theater 2868 Mission Street
3:30PM-5:00PM Word Jazz Poets & Musicians with the Marcus Shelby Jazz Trio featuring poets Thea Matthews, Paul S. Flores, Kata Militech (LoCura) and Tureeda Mickell.

Adobe Books 3130 24th Street
4:00PM-5:30PM Children’s Book Author Reading (Author TBA)

Brava Theater Cabaret 2781 24th Street (in the Cabaret)
6:00PM-8:00PM “Los Siete Poetry of Resistance and Remembrance” with Original members of Los Siete de La Raza Organization and poets including Donna James Amador, Cathy Arrellano, Josiah Luis Alderete, Maya Chinchilla, Judy Zalazar Drummond, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Prado Gomez, Leticia Hernandez-Linares, Maria Ramirez, Joe Navarro, Andrea “Buddafly” Rodriguez, Roberto Ariel Vargas, Norman Zelaya and DJ Leydis.

For more info please email
paseoartistico@accionalatina.org

or visit www.paseoartistico.org

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