La Peña Cultural Center is a vibrant community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice, and cultural understanding through the arts, education, and social action.  As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share…
In 1999, around 20 people native of San Pablo Tijaltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, arrived in Taft, California (a small community in the southeastern part of Kern County).  As it happens in many other places, more people from the same community continued to settle in Taft.  Now over a decade later, there…
Oaxacan arts and culture
Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts & Education is the only multidisciplinary community arts venue dedicated to serving the Eastside neighborhoods of Los Angeles, including Boyle Heights. Founded in 1970 by prominent labor, business and civic leaders as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, it…
Founded in 1973, Self Help Graphics & Arts (SHG) is the leading nonprofit visual arts center serving the predominantly  Latino community of Los Angeles.  SHG’s mission is to develp and nuture Latino artists in printmaking.  SHG seeks to advance Latino art broadly through programming, exhibitions, and outreach…
Oaxacan foodways
Mixtec traditional medicine
Aztec arts and culture
Mexican son jarocho
Indigenous Mexican arts and culture