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Chiquillos it’s time para sembrar (to plant) maíz! In this bilingual workshop, children will plant their own corn native to Oaxaca. In the spirit of Indigenous practices from La Mixteca Region in Oaxaca, they will sing a fun song, listen to a story, and learn about the earth elements needed to grow corn. They‘ll plant […]
Featuring guest lecturer and Mixtec language scholar Miguel Villegas. This workshop will be an exploration of the Mixteco language and culture and will introduce the process of preservation and practice of this Indigenous language. Program will be conducted in English with interpretation provided.
In both Oaxaca state and the California Central Valley agriculture plays a pivotal role for Oaxacan and Indigenous communities. With many Indigenous families making a livelihood in California’s agricultural industry this conversation will highlight the realities and challenges this community faces. All panelists have unique experiences working within the various realms of food production,advocacy and […]
The beautiful and intricate embroidered flowers and grecas are traditions spanning generations. Guest artisan Milagros Textiles will guide participants in basic embroidery styles and techniques. Participants will also learn the basics needed to make their own huipil, a traditional style of blouse.This is a two-day workshop from 1:00-4:00 pm each day and will require advanced […]
The Fresno area is a hotbed for Mexican Folklorico and Mexico’s southern Oaxaca region is full of a variety of folk and indigenous dances. Yenedit Mendez and Veronica Chavez will guide a workshop with dancers sharing choreography as well as historical and cultural context of dances from the Oaxaca region.
Master class taught by a special guest print maker. This workshop is designed for those interested in honing their craft such as artists, art students, and others. More details coming […]