The mission of Mujeres de Maiz (women of the corn) is to bring together and empower diverse women and girls through the creation of community spaces that provide holistic wellness through education, programming, exhibition and publishing.
As an inter-cultural, intergenerational and interdisciplinary collective they have made that space from the stage to the page, the gallery to the streets, and ceremony and wellness world for women of color by sharing their own specific blend of mind, body, spirit and cultural work.
Mujeres de Maiz 20th Anniversary Live Art Show Festival
Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 5pm - Doors/Vendors/Food; 6pm - Show. $20-$50
Donation Fundraiser for Mujeres de Maiz. All Ages, general admission.
An Intercultural, Interdisciplinary Intergenerational Arts Experience with performance ofrendas of music, spoken word, dance, artisans, vendors, and more featuring womyn and queer/trans people of color. Performers include Chingona Fire, Chulita Vinyl Club, D’Lo, Irene Diaz, Maya Jupiter, Medusa The Gangsta Goddess, and More Special Guests TBA!
Mujeres de Maiz 20th Anniversary Live Art Show Festival featuring Music, Performances, Exhibition & a Mujer Marketplace
An Annual Intercultural, Interdisciplinary Intergenerational Arts Happening with performance ofrendas (offerings) of music, spoken word, dance, artisans and vendors featuring all womxn and queer/trans people of color since 1997. This event is for, by and about & organized by the labor of WOC & QTWOC holisitic Artivists.
Chulita Vinyl Club - L.A
In Lak Ech
Medusa The Gangsta Goddess
and special guest Sara Ramirez & more!
ARTISTS INCLUDED IN RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION:
Debora Kuetzpal Vasquez
FE (Felicia Montes)
Gabriela Malinalxochitl Zapata
Gina AparicioIsabel Avila
Liliflor Arte / Lilia Ramirez
Margaret Quica Alarcon
Exhibition Curated by Ana Guajardo, FE (Felicia Montes), Michelle L. Lopez as well as Erin Curtis and Janine Vigus of LA Plaza.
Exhibition runs March 4-May 29, 2017
Opening Prayer by Grandma Gloria Arellanes | Tongva
Herstoric Archival & Ephemera from the last 20 Years.
Live Intergenerational Mural by Dalila Paola Mendez, Gabriella Claro, Marisol Torres and Pola Lopez.
Photobooth by Las Fotos Project
Mujer Mercadito w/ over 25 Community WOC/GNC Artistans & Vendors
Healthy Food by Vegan Moni
SPEAKERS on KEY ISSUES:
Alas Nocturnas - Water Protector & Hip Hop Artist
Bamby Salcedo - TransLatina Coalition
Jacky Vargas - Youth Mayor for the City of Los Angeles/BH Youth
International Women's Day March 2017 - led by AF3IRM Los Angeles organizer to invite you to their Sun. 3/5 march.
Diné (Navajo) Granmother Salina Begay to speak about the Black Mesa/Big Mountain Resistance
Get your pre-sale tix today $20 for 20 Years!
SATURDAY, MARCH 4th, 2017 from 5:00pm-9:30pm.
3:00-5:00 - Retrospective Exhibition | FREE
5:00pm - Mujer Mercadito Opens to Public | $20-$100
6:00pm-9:30pm - Benefit Show/Fundrasier
$20/person to Celebrate Our 20 Years!
We've shared amazing FREE programming for over 20 years.. and only had our annual event as our fundraiser. Recently we began charging for workshops to support our yearound programming and to allow ARtivists and wellness facilitators to live/thrive vs. survive.
We ask you to to support with what you can $20 / $30 / $40 / $50 / $100 Online Ticket Sales. Pay what you can of above Prices.
($10 presale tix till 2/14 and at the door for students/sliding scale for need based)
*This year Mujeres de Maiz will officially become a non-profit organization, please support our art, education & empowering (Q)WOC wellness! This event is always to capacity.
at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
*Parking in local paid lots
*Metro: Union Station Stop
CELEBRATING & HONORING:
-20 Years of Mujeres de Maiz
-International Womxn's Day,
-Womxn's Herstory Month,
-Mexica New Year
-the coming of Spring
-the Opening Reception of our 3 Month-long Retrospective Exhibition at LA Plaza (thru 5/29/17)
VENDORS IN OUR MUJER MERCADITO INCLUDE:
+ Alegria Xocoltl
+ Azteca Negra
+ El Valle WOmen's Collaborative
+ Lil' Libros
+ Mujeres de Maiz
+ Native Sol
+ Patchouli Nomad
+ Pola Lopez
+ Urban Xic
+ Velvet Beehive
and over 20 more!
All Ages w/ limited seating.
Event is wheelchair accessible. Inbox us for accommodation needs.
Alcohol and Drug Free Event for health of our communities.
Event intends to be a Brave and Safe Space.
Event is all ages/genders/sexualities, please honor the elders and children - No sexism, ageism, homo/transphobia, please check your privilege!
MUJER MERCADO/MARKETPLACE opens at 5:00pm:
featuring Mujeres De Maiz merchandise, zines, and many more Muxer and QTPOC & GNC vendors and artisans.
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