5-10PM SUNDAY DECEMBER 20TH
We gather on this year’s winter solstice weekend to celebrate and appreciate each other’s efforts in the struggle for a better tomorrow.
Our motto is: “The personal as the political can begin to illuminate all of our choices”.-Audre Lorde
Solidarity House of the South works with the following principles of unity:
~people of color space
~wimin, queer, trans, gender non conforming people of color voices are prioritize
Come to our appreciation block party to celebrate our unity and solidarity!
5pm-6:30pm: We will start with food and family activities at Solidarity House of the South (4163 S. central Ave. 90011)
6:30pm-9/10pm: Appreciation Music and Poetry at Zumba & Aerobics space ( 4157 S. Central Ave. 90011)
Pre sale Tickets $7/ Entrance @ Door $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
*All funds go to sustain community space
for more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
featur[ing] the story of LAUSD teacher, Florence Avognon, a literacy specialist teacher at Phoenix Academy and the Los Angeles County Office of Education, focusing primarily on kids that nearly everyone else has given up on, such as those residing in drug rehabilitation facilities. She has also taught at Central Juvenile Hall, teaching incarcerated youth. Florence Avognon, herself a product of the public school system, raised by a single mother, and who benefited from the welfare system as a child, uses literature as one of her teaching tools. Avognon was recently recognized for her teaching work, being named California’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. Her one-woman play “Makin’ Us Whole: A Tribute to Literary Activists” opens this Friday as part of Women’s History month, and features works by such African American literary giants as Langston Hughes, Alice Walker, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, and many others. – See more at: http://uprisingradio.org/home/2012/03/22/california-teacher-of-the-year-performs-her-one-woman-play-makin-us-whole-a-tribute-to-literary-activists/#sthash.6gzDtksY.dpuf
Born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, poet Luivette Resto was raised in the Bronx. The first in her family to graduate from college, Resto earned a BA at Cornell University and an MFA at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she studied withMartín Espada.
Resto’s poems engage themes of romantic love and cultural identity. In a 2008 blog interview with blogger Cindy E. Rodríguez, Resto discussed her commitment to the art, stating, “I enjoy the challenge of finding the right set of words to express a series of thoughts, emotions, or observations in a compacted space. For me, poetry can be the most beautiful way to express some of the most painful yet truthful side to life.”
Resto is the author of the poetry collections Unfinished Portrait (2008), which was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Ascension (2013). A CantoMundo Fellow, she has taught at Citrus College and Mt. San Antonio College, and has served as a contributing editor for Kweli Journal. She lives with her family in the Los Angeles area, and hosts the monthly reading series La Palabra in Highland Park.
The Steven McGill Project
Welcome to the Steven McGill Project. We are here to provide your ears with the best jazz music available be it recorded or in live performance. We perform standard and original compositions. We are here to provide music to make YOU happy. I, Steven McGill – percussionist, am lucky enough to be in a musical community that enjoys making all types of music. With the help of friends we have been able to produce two CD’s and one EP over the last eleven years none of which would have been possible without the support of this community. Now I would like to let everyone know we are presently recording a new CD “Nia” which means “Purpose” in Swahili as in this is what we were meant to do at this point in time. The music keeps improving as everyone in this community works very hard at what they do. No one is ever satisfied with where they are, so we all keep working to improve our skills which this upcoming CD will show. So that brings us to today, a new day, a great day to make great music!!!! The band is available to perform live which is an even more incredible experience (in my opinion) when it comes to enjoying this music. Life presents us with a short period of time to enjoy. Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy us!!! For the most current and updated information about what is happening with the band be sure to take a look at our Blog.
Alejandra artista de mexicana de ceramica y cantante del genero de Trova.
Ha incursionado en la actuacion en grupos de teatro Latino en LA, asi como tambien en diferentes shows de ceramica en lugares como The folk Tree, Hollywood Forever y Xiem Clay Center.
Participa cantando en eventos culturales principalmente para organizaciones nonprofit en LA. Alejandra estudio canto en Pasadena City College, Ceramica en Glendale College y actuacion con el maestro y actor Damian Delgado.
The Oracle, Denise L. Cook
Recent two time Spoken Word Billboard Award Winner, Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Motivational Speaker and Award Winning Arthur, Denise L. Cook, is The ORACLE.
Denise is a prolific writer and captivating performer. The ORACLE has been inducted in the International Who’s Who in Poetry. Her works represent her true nature and is summed up in The ORACLE’s mantra, “all-ways remember to love yourself”.
Denise established her first dance company at the age of eight. She went on to receive her B.A. in Dance, MFA and Teaching credential from the Graduate school of Education at U.C.L.A. and later a M.Ed at National University. She taught at numerous schools throughout L.A. county, including her last position as Performing Arts Department Chair at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles and Pacific Oaks Teaching College in Pasadena, where she taught the art of writing. Denise is an award winning published author of two books of poetry, prose and song and was nominated for the Los Angeles Poet Laureate, 2014.
The ORACLE’s writing workshop, “The Oracle’s Self-Love Workshop, is a hit amongst students of all ages, women’s organizations and social organizations which address abuse of all kinds, self-love and awareness issues and the like. Denise has lived the lives of many, which makes her content and approach so effective.
The ORACLE is coming to town to Speak with you….
Las Sangronas y El Cabron
Las Sangronas y El Cabron are SusyRiot (gritos), Angie Rata (guitar/voz) and Louie D.K. (drums). LSyEC is a Chican@ and Latina/o punk band from Highland Park, Los Angeles. We formed in a tight-squeeze garage and have been playing on-and-off since 2006. Many of our shows have been for community events and fundraisers that benefit local non-profit organizations that reach out to queer youth, women of color, and homeless women. LSyEC have been included in a Chicas Rockeras of S.E.L.A. (chicasrockerasofsela.org) compilation. We all bring something different to the table, drawing from different musical and artistic interests, politics, and pre-occupations, but find solidarity in punk rock.