Oaxaca Tierra del Sol
Oaxaca Tierra del Sol is a nonprofit, grassroots organization created in Santa Rosa in 2013. They are dedicated to sharing the roots and cultures of the people of Oaxaca in Sonoma County through one of Oaxaca’s greatest cultural expressions and gatherings known as La Guelagetza.
Funding from ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program in 2017 and 2016 will support the La Guelagetza, a cultural festival that features dances, artistic expressions, and culinary arts of the 16 ethnic groups from the state of Oaxaca. In Sonoma County, there are people from the eight regions of Oaxaca. Bringing together all these communities is an important time to celebrate and maintain traditional arts collectively. Many of the participants are youth, descendants of Oaxacan immigrants, who are defining their cultural roots.