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
My name is Wasan Abu Baker. I am a Muslim woman and community leader, advocate for the Syrian refugees, FIRM staff member, Sunday school teacher and currently a fellow of AFSC Pan Valley’s Tamejavi Cultural Organizer Fellowship Program (TCOFP). This … Continue reading
In May Wasan and Asim Abu-Baker were invited to speak at the UCSF Fresno Family Medicine program Cross Cultural Competency lecture series hosted by Dr. Liana Milanes and her family medicine colleagues. The aim of the UCSF Cross Cultural Competency … Continue reading
In just a few days, the month of Ramadan will arrive once again and millions of Muslims all across the world will come together as a community to partake in a month of fasting, self improvement, and spiritual reflection. Ramadan … Continue reading
Deema Kashak is a young Syrian woman living in Fresno . What follows is recount of her journey to America. By Deema Kashak I was born in 3/5/2002 in the city of Homs in Syria. My family and I lived … Continue reading
វត្តពុទ្ធសាសនរង្សី Fresno Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc. A California Non-Profit Organization ID#77-0144354 All Contributions are tax deductible 2355 N Valentine Ave Fresno California 93722 The Cambodian Community is honored to invite you to join us in our annual celebration of … 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
Hi everyone, Just wanted to share an awesome experience I had in collaboration with Gao and her learning group. The project consisted of a cultural connection workshop in which Gao’s group came to present to my Talented Tenth organization, a … Continue reading
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
Visalia, California-Encuentra Purepecha was held this past Saturday as part of nine cultural alike events that will take place across the California Central Valley this spring. As demonstrated on this photograph people from different ethnic backgrounds gather to learn and discover about the Purepecha community.