Are You a Youth Activist or Artist?
We are looking for youth identifying as Chicano and/or Mexican-American, aged 12-24 interested in learning to use art as a tool for activism and self expression! Workshops will be held in Logan Heights between February and August 2024. Participation is completely free.
Interested? Sign up and tell us your interests.
Somos La Voz is a free art education program for Chicano and Mexican-American identifying youth, taking place between February and August 2024. Through a grant from Far South/Border North, Via International is teaming up with Aztlan Libre to offer art and activism classes led by Chicano and Mexican-American teaching artists, and will result in youth collaborating with teaching artists to produce three public pop-up events showcasing the art of participating youth to the general public.
The underlying goal of this program is twofold: to connect the youth generation of Chicanos and Mexican-Americans with their unique cultural legacy, and to bring this legacy to the general public through free celebratory pop-up events. Art mediums on display may include visual art such as painting, graffiti art, and/or pinstriping or music and performance art such as Latin fusion music, Mexican folk music, and/or Aztec dance, among other possible mediums.
Join Us for a FREE Pop Up Event
Join us for a celebration of Chicano and Mexican youth activism and art! In this live, free, pop-up event, we will showcase the energy and art of Somos La Voz, an art education program for Chicano and Mexican youth in Barrio Logan. In partnership with local Chicano and Mexican teaching artists, participating youth will present their art to the general public of San Diego and Tijuana through a series of free pop-up events. Join us on this exciting journey through the rich Chicano and Mexican cultural legacy of the region. Art mediums on display may include mural art, graffiti art, pinstriping, Latin fusion music, Mexican folk music, Aztec dance, and more.
When: Saturday March 30, 2024, 1-3pm
Where: Chicano Park