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SANTA ANA–Dancing with the Sun Fest

November 9, 2019 @ 5:00 am9:00 am

Image: Art by Manuel Hernandez Trujillo; appears on cover of Dancing with the Sun by Dr. Manuel N. Gomez

SANTA ANA–Join Imagining Santa Ana and El Sol Academy for a dazzling day of AZTLAN! This free public event will celebrate Mexican American Art, History and Culture. Meet the film makers and watch a screening of the mini-documentary DANCING WITH THE SUN based on the life and art of Santa Ana Chicano Artist Manuel Hernandez Trujillo. Meet the Artists: Exhibition of original artwork inspired by Hernandez-Trujillo created by local artists in workshop with Adriana Yazmin Martinez. Enjoy El Sol Folklorica performing Danzas Aztecas.

Enjoy a special presentation of “The Four Separations” by Dr. Manuel Gomez. Travel through time with Dr. Manuel Gomez, UC Irvine Vice Chancellor Emeritus. Dr. Gomez, a Santa Ana native, celebrated leader in the field of educational equality and author of the art/poetry book DANCING WITH THE SUN, on which the film was based, will give a talk entitled “The Four Separations” outlining the extraordinary history of the Mexican people from pre-conquest to the return to Aztlan.

November 9, 2019, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

El Sol Academy

1010 North Broadway

Halesworth Ave Middle School Campus

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Free event. Register here

For more information, contact Sara Flores, Director of Community Life at 714-543-0023.

This event is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Project grant.