Category Archives: Community

Art Meza at Vapegoat on Saturday, January 11, 2014 (7-11pm)

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Jose Montoya Memorial Celebration on January 23, 2014

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MEChA de CSULA Presents The Harvest (11/13/13)

                      MEChA de CSULA invites you to a screening of The Harvest (La Cosecha) on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6pm in the U-SU Theatre. The film will follow with … Continue reading

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Obsidian Blades: Decolonizing Poetry for the Liberation of Indigenous Women in Occupied Amerikkka

This is a compilation of poems that I have written over the last decade. As a teenager I was given the honor to become part of the Mexica Movement and to begin my decolonization process. With each lesson learned and … Continue reading

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Raza Si, Guerra No! Protest August 29 in Boyle Heights (3-5pm) at Plaza del Sol

We are calling on you to join us on August 29th the anniversary of our Chicano Moratorium Memorial Day of Resistance against war. For a protest in Boyle Heights this Thursday, August 29th 3-5 pm, before the bombs start falling, … Continue reading

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AL EMPEZAR – MALAQUIAS MONTOYA & The 60s & 70s CHICANO ARTS MOVEMENT

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Xicana Moratorium Day Sunday August 25th At San Antonio Park in Oakland

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’57 Chevy Bel Air from South Side Car Club – photo by Art Meza

For information on having your classic lowrider photographed and purchasing the photo above  and others, please contact him at Instagram @Chicano_Soul Etsy shop is www.Etsy.com/Shop/ChicanoSoulPhotos

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Two Impalas from the True Memories Car Club in the Antelope Valley – Photo by Art Meza

If you are on Twitter and Instagram, you probably have ran into the homie from Palmdale –> @Chicano_Soul aka Art Meza. Art is originally from Boyle Heights and currently works at the Cypress Park Library. Many of you know him … Continue reading

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43rd Annual Chicano Moratorium Commemoration

For Immediate Release: 7/22/13 For Information: Jaime Cruz 323.687.0963   43rd Annual Chicano Moratorium Commemoration   Kicks Off August 24, 2013 The 43rd commemoration of the August 29, 1970 National Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War will take place with an August … Continue reading

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Alice Bag at Cypress Park Library on October 2, 2013

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Love the Kids Hate Gangs: Changing Culture

I have often said that I hate gangs but love the kids. Keep in mind that street gangs are products of society, made up of kids with fewer alternatives than others.  Poverty and a lack of opportunity spawn street gangs, and … Continue reading

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Marisa Ronstadt & The Know-It-Alls 1st album release!

My journey and experiences in life, through song. R&B, Soul and Indie Pop, all sung in the key of Love. Enjoy. My name is Marisa Ronstadt. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and I’ve been singing and performing … Continue reading

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Art Meza on his On the Boulevard Photograph Exhibit at Mi Vida Boutique

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Erosion of Respect for the Law: Reflections

It is often said that a civilized society cannot live without laws. The absence of laws supposedly leads to the law of the jungle or “Lord of the Flies” scenarios. In theory, the courts enforce the laws and dispense justice, … Continue reading

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A Never Ending Story

There are reoccurring themes in Chicana/o history such as the Sleeping Giant that echo the aspirations and frustrations of a community.  This expression says that somehow we are going to wake up as a people and become a political force, and … Continue reading

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Chicano Soul’s Photography

                      Did you find your passion or did your passion find you? That’s what Angel asked as we stood on opposite sides of the Circulation desk. Angel stops in at … Continue reading

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Slow and Low: Keeping the Lowrider Tradition Alive

Slow and Low: Keeping the Lowrider Tradition Alive Many believe lowriders cruised their way to Los Angeles from El Paso, Texas, and still others will tell you they came from the other side of the Mexican border in Cuidad Juarez, … Continue reading

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Discovering Chicano/a Literature

For some reason I’ve had Chicano/a literature on my mind lately. I keep thinking back to my first experience coming across an author that had a “Mexican-sounding” name. This was back in my junior year of high school. Our English … Continue reading

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Noche de Conciencia y Resistencia on April 25th at CSULA

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