Continuing with their learning journey on Saturday, August 16, 2014 Tamejavi fellows will participate in a Decolonization workshop led by Dr. Gaspar Rivera Salgado. The place of the workshop will be the San Joaquin River parkway in Fresno. This workshop … Continue reading
My friends and I attended the Fundraising for Khmer Cultural Arts at Fresno Cambodian Buddhist Society
I am working on a state-wide project called “Hmong Story 40″ with a group from throughout California. The result will be a museum-like exhibit which will open in the winter of 2015 to commemorate the 40th year of Hmong in … Continue reading
Saturday, July 26, Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program (TCOFP) Fellows, Learning Groups, and Coordinating Group Members will travel to Atwater, CA (Merced County) to visit Dolly Solomon. Dolly will host the Cultural Kitchen “Taste of India” that will highlight the … Continue reading
Hi everybody! If you are gifted as traditional dancer, musician, or artist in your culture, I am looking for presenters to share in a workshop setting for one hour in August. You will be working with talented high school students … Continue reading
I’m looking forward to hearing how everyone is doing with the cultural assessment and inventory. I am thinking about the different groups that I will be working with next year and how applicable the shared agenda and the assessment will … Continue reading
TCOFP Upcoming Events
July 10, 2014: One-on-one Blog Training
Note: Not mandatory for everyone. This training is for those fellows who missed the training at the gathering and those who feel need a one-on-one.
The Tamejavi Fellows had their second three day residential gathering at Wonder Valley Ranch this past May. One of the areas of focus was popular education, community mapping, cultural assessment and inventory. The fellows also had the opportunity to invite one of their learning group members to be part of this gathering. They had the opportunity to get to know each other and the communities that each of them come from. Continue reading
It is nice to be a part of Tamejavi as a fellow. Good to have Tudor Stanley for teaching us how to write on Tamejavi Blog, again learning about how to write and post pictures on Tamejavi Blog.
Imagine yourself listening to a political refugee from Hmong descent — now a professor at California State University, Fresno teaching Hmong language — sharing his journey as he escaped the war zone from his native country of Laos? Or walking through an artistically interactive gallery having conversation with religious leaders and cultural practitioners from the Punjab community learning about their living traditions, cuisine and history? Or the opportunity to reflect back on your own community by conducting a community assessment? These and other life-lasting experiences is what I gathered as alumni of the Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program. Now, the opportunity is yours to be part of Temejavi — a festival once recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, “Tamejavi Festival has become an essential part of life in the Central Valley, bringing to light the rich, diverse culture that makes up this region”– through the Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program.
The Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program (TCOFP) was launched in the fall of 2011, TCOFP is a fellowship program designed to strengthen the cultural organizing skills of Central Valley’s emerging cultural leaders from underserve communities. Ten cultural leaders will be selected to participate in TCOFP second cycle starting April 2014 ending October 2015. Selected fellows will learn the basic principles of popular education, participatory action research, and cultural organizing. They are also provided with resources to inspire the collective artistic and cultural creativities within and beyond their own communities. Continue reading