German Latina helps refugee women find healing through Chilean tradition

For nearly 23 years, Chilean expat Barbara Torres has lived in Bremen, Germany, but it…

Filipinx and Latinx artists explore transcultural identity

For Sami Schilf, the Filipino philosophy of “Kapwa,” or “togetherness,” crosses borders. Her mural “Kapwa…

Muralist uses art to demand visibility for women of color

Born and raised in Oakland, California to a Jewish mother and an Indigenous Mapuche Chilean…

Pinay MC’s latest album challenges systemic oppression of women

The sun beats down on the city of Oakland like a drum, as Filipina MC…

Renowned muralista Juana Alicia makes Mission return with latest exhibit

I couldn’t have met artist, activist, and educator Juana Alicia in a more appropriate place.…

New theatrical production highlights Afro-Latino immigrant experience

Local playwright Paul S. Flores’ newest theater production “We Have Iré,” which premieres at the…

Mission’s all-female dance program celebrates 16 years

On almost any given day, inside the two-story brick building that overlooks the intersection of…

Mexican painter imagines Indigenous history as science fiction

Raul Cruz is all about paying tribute to Mexico’s Indigenous roots through his imaginative, narrative…

40 years later Las Sandinistas story retold from the perspective of women

[su_label type=”info”]Column: Centrospective[/su_label] Those of you who are regular readers of my column know that…

Alameda dance studio spreads the Spirit of Aloha through Hula

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