February 27, 2009
San Ysidro For the second year in a row, hundreds of people will gather at THE FRONT to honor and celebrate International Women’s Day, or el Día Internacional de la Mujer. Like last year very successful event, this year the celebration will include an all women’s art exhibit, musical & dance performances, a special poetry presentation, community vendors, delicious food and more. The celebration will take place at THE FRONT, Casa Familiar’s Arts & Culture facility located at 147 W. San Ysidro Blvd, San Ysidro CA 92173 on Friday March 6th, 2009 from 6pm to 10pm.
Cihuatl * Mujer * Woman, our 2nd Annual Día de la Mujer Celebration will feature an art exhibit with artwork from over 20 female artists, including Carmen Kalo from San Diego, Nastasha Mark from Chicago and Cardee Garcia from San Antonio. The Opening Reception for the exhibit will take place on March 6th from 6-7pm. The night will then continue to some lively performances by The Ballet Folklorico from El Centro Cultural de la Raza, Son Sin Fronteras and Mujeres en Resistencia. Also featured in this event will be a special reading of This Poem Called My Body presented by the Red CalacArts Collective. Featuring poetry by Olga Garcia Echeverria, Patricia Beltran, Irene Castruita, Sara R. Eslava, Fanelly Milan, Clarita Morales and others. To top off an already amazing night, DJ Lucha from Besos not Bombs will work her magic on the turntables and put your dancing shoes to good use!
Admission is FREE! Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Join us as we celebrate and honor the shining beauty and talent of the women in our communities. Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters and friends and enjoy some delicious tostadas and authentic carne con chile while you witness a wonderful array of artistic expression sure to be a treat to all five of your senses!
All proceeds of this event go to creating Arts & Cultural Programming at Casa Familiar’s newest facility: THE FRONT: A Collaborative of Arts, Culture, Design & Urbanism (located at 147 W. San Ysidro Blvd).