Friday, October 07, 2011

Reading - Writing - Celebrating - Marching: We Are the 99%

A Family Affair

Tim Z. Hernandez sent us a note about an upcoming literary event that also features his daughter.

Hecho En Califas: 3 Authors + 2 Musicos

I'll be reading at Innisfree Bookstore next Wednesday October 12 at 7pm.

Along with fellow California based authors, Nick Belardes and Michael Medrano, my daughter Quetzani and her friend Denzel Samaniego, both Boulder High students, will be opening with a few acoustic songs too. Should be a fun-filled literary evening with some locura tossed in for good measure. Innisfree Bookstore is on the Hill. Hope to see you there!

Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe
1203 13th Street Suite A
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 579-1644

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The Museo de las Americas, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center present Wixaritari. This exhibit provides viewers with an opportunity to experience one of the most important and unique cultures in Mexico today. Detached and elusive, the Huichol people have managed to preserve their way of life and maintain a spiritual relationship with the universe through complex ceremonies. Living in accordance with their original instructions, in a world where colorful visions and conversations with nature conjoin to create a resplendent aesthetic, Wixaritari: the Huichol Art of Mexico speaks a contemporary tongue.

October 13, 2011 6:00 p.m. Member Reception- Free for Members
7:00 p.m. General Reception $5.00
Featuring the music of the Rocky Mountain Guitar Duo

Join us for a presentation on the symbolism and magic behind Huichol yarn paintings. Create your own to take home and enjoy!
October 14, 2011 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Come back and practice your beading skills. Participate in an in-depth conversation with Huichol Master Artists.
October 15, 2011 1:00-3:00 p.m.

School workshops available throughout the duration of the exhibit.
Contact for more information.
All events at the Museo de las Amerícas
861 Santa Fe Drive Denver, Colorado 80204

Celebrating the Indigenous Roots of the Latino Community

Su Teatro hosts a special program in conjunction with the Eighth Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.

Dance performance by Sambos Caporales of Bolivia.


Sirionó - A gripping tale of mistaken identity in a time of revolution. Set in the community of Ibiato, Bolivia, before the historic 1990 Bolivian March for Land and Dignity to the nation's capital, Sirionó tells the fictional story of a revolutionary guerilla as he flees from the dictatorship's military forces and is mistakenly accepted as the teacher the community of Ibiato has been expecting. In Ibiato with English subtitles. Saturday, October 15 - 1 - 3 p.m. Suggested donation $5-$10

Celebrating the Indigenous Roots of the Latino Community is part of the Eighth Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival, which runs from October 12 - 16, 2011 in various neighborhoods in Denver. All Festival events are free and open to the public (suggested donation: $5-$10).

The Indigenous Film & Arts Festival presents over twenty intriguing stories told by native peoples from around the world when it hits neighborhoods throughout Denver. This year's presentation, themed Adaptation: Finding Balance in a Changing World, features a multicultural variety of full-length films, shorts and documentaries from indigenous writers, actors and filmmakers

For more information and a complete Festival schedule visit or send an email to

All Events at:

Su Teatro @ The Denver Civic Theater
721 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204

Featuring award-winning artist Bobby Sanabria and The Celia Cruz High School of Music. As always, Hispanic Heritage Month has special significance at The Woodlawn Cemetery, as we once again celebrate one of the brightest stars to find her final resting place in the Bronx. Friends of Woodlawn is proud to present Azucar! Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Celia Cruz with The Bronx Music Heritage Center, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, and City Lore.

Please join us Sunday, October 9, at 1:00 p.m., for a FREE event honoring the legacy of The Queen of Salsa, whose timeless work continues to have a major impact on jazz, pop culture and Latin music worldwide.

Program includes: • Panel discussion on the life and influence of Ms. Cruz organized by preeminent City Lore folklorist Elena Martinez and moderated by Grammy-nominated musician Bobby Sanabria • Selection of Ms. Cruz’s music performed by students from The Celia Cruz High School of Music • Guided visit to the Cruz mausoleum, La Guarachera de Cuba’s final resting place.

Come celebrate and learn about the legacy of Latin music icon Celia Cruz! The event will take place in the Woolworth Chapel, just inside the Jerome Avenue entrance.

Woodlawn is the last stop on the IRT #4 train. The cemetery is also accessible from the Metro North Railroad Harlem Line (Woodlawn Station). By car, Woodlawn can be reached from the E. 233rd St. exit off the Major Deegan (#13) and the Bronx River Parkway (#10). The Woodlawn Cemetery is Designated A National Historic Landmark.

Visit for more information.

The Woodlawn Cemetery
Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street
Bronx, New York 10470

We Are The Working Poor



Anonymous said...

there's always so much happening for Hispanic Heritage month. Hard to attend everything

Anonymous said...

Is Denise appearing in pajamas?