Mujeres de Maiz

I was fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time in Highland Park when Arroyo Books and the Centro Regeneracion / Popular Resource Center (PRC) were in full swing. I had a radio show on the micro radio station that broadcasted to all of the Highland Pk. valle.
Right before my show 'In The Mix,' was a an all women show called 'Mujeres de Maiz.' They read poetry, manifestos, chapters from books and talked about issues. At least that is how I remember it.
Soon there was an all woman art show called Mujeres de Maiz and it made an impact on the community that we are still lucky to be feeling today.
This past Saturday at Self Help Graphics Mujeres de Maiz kicked off a month long celebration of their 11th anniversary, 6th publication, International Women's Day and Women's Month. I had to be there. My daughter is 11 years old. I feel safer that there are mujeres de maiz 'putting our indigenous core, into the center of their art, music, words and medicine,' and that my daughter, even though she may not 'get it' right now she is surrounded by them, familiar to them and will understand more deeply when the time is right.
Gracias hermanas. Congratulations.

Mujeres de Maiz


A Month-Long Series of
intercultural, intergenerational, interdisciplinary
ART Events

*Celebrating our 11th Anniversary, 6th publication,
International Women’s Day, and Women’s Herstory month*

March 2008, Los Angeles

Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG),
3802 Cesar Chavez Ave. LA, CA 90063
unless otherwise noted.


EL CHAVO! said...

Long live Radio Clandestina! Heh, heh, I had a show on there as well!

Lorena said...

oh, good times, good people, at the PRC and Arollo...memories :)

Wendy Carrillo said...

They will be on my show on Sunday!
I Love MdM!

Pachuco 3000 said...

Radio Clandestina!!!! Great times all around: Rojo Amanecer, Guillermo Gomez Pe~a, Tijuana No!, Harry Gamboa's film, the art, the poetry, the bronca with the homies down the block, everyone and everything fresh and inspiring.

cindylu said...

I love the flier. Too bad I'll be out of town for the rest of the events.