Indigenous Zapoteco youth from Madera California present Play “A Zapoteco Immigrant Story of One, Reality of All” to share their stories and preserve their culture. 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
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
Building a Sense of Home is a visual testimony of an 18-month learning journey in which ten immigrant leaders participated as fellows of the Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program (TCOFP). The images are glimpses of the many activities in which … Continue reading
I just wanted to share with you all that on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 I was invited to be a guest on KSEE 24 show Central Valley Today to talk about my tamejavi culture and arts series. Here is the link to the interview: Pov Promoting The Hmong Journey in Fresno on Central Valley Today
I was a bit nervous when the interview began but as the show went on I became more confident in myself. This was a great experience for me since I was able to share my story with the viewers at home and the fellowship program that I’m currently a part of.
I can’t wait for everyone’s event as well as mines. If you have facebook, please join my facebook event page here: Facebook Event: The Hmong Journey In Fresno
Pov M. Xyooj
Hola a todos mis companeros becarios de Tamejavi. Quiero agradecerles a todos los que asistieron a mi evento, Encuentro Purhepecha. Ojala les haya gustado porque aunque fue muy sensillo el programa pero lo hicimos con mucho gusto para compartilo con … Continue reading
Hola a todos mis compañeros becarios de tamejavi les estoy haciendo la invitacion para mi evento el proximo 9 de febrero del año en curso para que asistan y disfruten de lo mejor de mi cultura p`urhepecha y conoscan a mi gente y prueben la comida de mi tierra , asi mismo les agradeceria mucho que me ayudaran promover mi evento .
Hello to all my Tamejavi fellows. I invite you to my upcoming event on February 9th so you can come and enjoy the best about my Purhepecha culture and also taste the food from my community. I would appreciate very much if you can help me by promoting my event.