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A couple dozen people, mostly women spanning multiple generations, filled the hall during a very rainy day in April at the Hmong Organizing for Progress and Empowerment (H.O.P.E.) Center in North Sacramento. Lu Lee’s daughter Chue describes the traditional piece made by Lu’s sister so that…
An ACTA Intern’s First Steps into the World and Work of Folk and Traditional Arts
An artist-ambassador from Bahia to the Bay Area
Words from the Ukrainian Art Center of Los Angeles
February 23, 2022

Mothership Connection

Tuning in with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol
December 17, 2021

A Celebration of Life

Appreciating Dr. “Papa” Zakarya Diouf
A Q+A with Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto
Las Mujeres que Documentan la Vida en el Vecindario de Boyle Heights durante COVID
The Women Documenting Neighborhood Life in Boyle Heights during COVID
With Uzo Nwankpa and Rhodessa Jones
December 1, 2020

Resilience in Motion

Moving the Traditional Arts Online
Una serie de preguntas y respuestas con las artistas becarias de ACTA Luz Marlene Cordero y Dalila Mendez