On April 16, 2018, Rosa Hernández, co-owner of Colectivo Sabor a Mi Tierra,and I traveled from Fresno and Madera to San Francisco for the La Cocina Conference. Since the opportunity to be fellows for La Cocina opened we were looking … Continue reading →
Tamejavi Fellows, Alumni and Apprentice Fellows gathered in Madera, Ca August 19, at a cultural kitchen to celebrate the completion of the capacity building phase of the TCOFP third cohort and to launch the Tamejavi Culture and Art Series. Fellows … Continue reading →
By Ruby Hinojosa On Saturday, June 20th Dolly Solomon, in collaboration with her Learning Group, held the fourth installment of the Tamejavi Culture and Arts Series (TCAS) which centered on Indian culture and its many facets including music, dance, and … Continue reading →
During the “Ashamed No More” event many of the Mixtecos from Guerrero, Mexico and from the community of Tonyville came together to enjoy some authentic and traditional food made by the mixteca women of Guerrero, Mexico. The “Ashamed No More” … 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 →
July 10, 2014: One-on-one Blog Training
Time: 2:30-6:00pm 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.
Punjab girls presenting a traditional dance in Livingston, CA at “Color of India.”
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 →
In a hot summer morning we participants of the Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program and members of the coordinating group tour a Hmong Family garden in the peripheral of Clovis, California. This was part of a cultural exchange activity we … Continue reading →