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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

SAN JOSE—First Friday: Hip Hop(e), Jazz & Storytelling—Part 2

San Jose Museum of Art San Jose, United States

Caption: The Francis Experience at Part 1 (Yellow) of the First Friday: Hip Hop(e) residency in November 2023. Photo by Frederick Liang SAN JOSE—Join the San Jose Museum of Art for the second part of the Francis Experience's residency with featured guest poet Rosanna Alvarez. First Friday: Hip Hop(e), Jazz & Storytelling is a three-part series […]

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CORONADO—Poetry Reading and Open Mic at the San Diego Writer’s Festival

Coronado Library and Performance Arts Complex 650 D Avenue, Coronado, United States

CORONADO—Join current and former San Diego Poetry Annual authors and editors as we celebrate local poets! Featured SDPA readers will be followed by a community open mic. Bring a poem to share and/or grab a seat to hear work by renowned poets Kazim Ali, Carly DeMento, Reg E Gaines, Katie Manning, Margarita Pintado, Leonora Simonovis, […]

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LOS ANGELES–Lanterns in the Dark: Afrolatine LA in Verse

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes 501 N Main Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—Join Lanterns in the Dark: Afrolatine LA In Verse, a poetry and open mic event featuring poets Lucas Rivera, Reggie Myles, Sean Hill, Cameron Mouton, and Jenise Miller and co-sponsored by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. This program is free and part of the public programming for the Afróntalo exhibit, led by the CSU San Bernardino […]

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SAN DIEGO—Poetry to the People

Point Loma Public Library 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA, United States

SAN DIEGO—Join San Diego Poetry Annual for the  Poetry to the People  event, featuring 2023-24 SDPA authors, community readers, and community leaders at the Point Loma Library, celebrates our biggest community poetry volume to date! Come hear inspiring, heart lifting voices from all across our fair city, including San Diego Poet Laureate, Jason Magabo Perez. SDPA authors […]

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SAN BERNARDINO–Undocublack: Migration Experiences of Undocumented Afrolatines

Cal State San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO—Join a guest lecture by Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe from the Undocublack Network and a film screening of MEJOR ALLÁ. This program is free and part of the public programming for the Afróntalo exhibit, led by the CSU San Bernardino Anthropology Museum.  with Rosario Rizzo Lara, SOC 4510, Sociology of Migration Where: Cal State San […]

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LOS ANGELES–Exhibit: Housing is Healthcare, Part 1

Los Angeles Poverty Department 250 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Poverty Department LOS ANGELES—Part of the exhibit, Welcome to the Covid Hotel, The Los Angeles Poverty Department is hosting several panel discussions exploring housing as a human right. Join the panel on Thursday, April 11, Housing is Healthcare, Part 1. The conversation is intended to highlight the experiences of frontline […]

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YUBA CITY—Stories of Our Community with Randy Deas

Sutter County Museum 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City, CA, United States

YUBA CITY—Join the Sutter County Museum for a special presentation to learn more about local Black history in Yuba-Sutter. Randy Deas, Funeral Director and retired Air Force Veteran, has worked at Ullrey Memorial Chapel for 50 years. He will share stories and information about Mr. George’s barbershop in Marysville and Black community activities. Doors open […]

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MERCED—No-No Boy Workshop

The MAC Black Box Theater 645 W. Main Street, Merced, CA

MERCED—Come join a methodology/general approaches workshop with Dr. Julian Saporiti of No-No Boy, an ethnomusicologist who, across multiple albums, has shared the untold histories of the many and varied "Asian-American" experiences on stages such as the Lincoln Center, NPR's World Cafe, Weekend Edition, and schools and campuses across the USA.Called a "Master Storyteller" by All […]

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MERCED—No-No Boy in Concert

The MAC Black Box Theater 645 W. Main Street, Merced, CA

MERCED—Coming on the heels of his 2023 album release Empire Electric, No-No Boy, the media project of Ethnomusicologist and Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Julian Saporiti and co-producer Emilia Halvorsen Saporiti, is coming to Merced for an evening performance. Called a “Master Storyteller” by All Music, Saporiti’s songwriting examines narratives of imperialism, identity, and spirituality. It […]

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