En Casa con LA Plaza Zoom Sessions Enter Week Two
Online this week: A vegan Mexican cooking demonstration, the real Cinco de Mayo,
politics and partying, and a game of ¡Loteria!
LOS ANGELES, CA – (May 4, 2020) – LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents a second week of the best of Los Angeles Latinx history, art and culture with its En Casa con LA Plaza Latinx Zoom and Facebook Live Sessions. The newly-launched virtual platform presents conversations, presentations, demonstrations, and performances to our community, directly to their homes.
The first week of sessions – 30 to 45-minute long webinars using the Zoom conference app – featured LA Times feature writer Gustavo Arellano, talking about people on the front lines of Coronavirus in California which he covers on his podcast; Alicia Rodriguez and Angelina Ramirez of the LA Public Library who read and sang for children and families in English and Spanish; and Los Lobos’ co-founder, songwriter and guitarist Louie Peréz, who discussed the current state and possible future of live and recorded music in the pandemic age. Sessions are archived in LA Plaza’s En Casa con LA Plaza web page.
En Casa con LA Plaza Sessions are scheduled on to broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Live. Registration to view on Zoom is required.
En Casa con LA Plaza Week Two Schedule
Plant-Based Mexican Cooking Demonstration with Jocelyn Ramirez of Todo Verde
Monday, May 4, 3pm
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live with Todo Verde founder Jocelyn Ramirez, a plant-based chef, college professor, yoga instructor, and advocate for healthy food access in her community as she demonstrates how to cook Pipián Rojo.
En Casa con LA Plaza – El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition
May 5, 2020 | 3:00 pm
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live for an historical online presentation on the origins of the Cinco de Mayo celebration in California, based on Dr. David Hayes-Bautista’s book, El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aplIgIebQfuoJPn9ln4dpw
¡Puro Political Pari! Convo & Kickback
Wednesday, May 6, 7pm
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live for very special party, a ¡Puro Political Pari! El PPP is hosting an info session on how to elevate the voices of our Latinx communities in states with the largest Latinx populations that have been traditionally underrepresented. You’ll learn how to get your gente ready to vote in this November’s crucial election. Relax, bring your cheve/fave non-alcoholic bev and pari, as we plant seeds of change now to see the incredible harvest in November!
¡Lotería! ¡Lotería! ¡Lotería! With Dr. Gloria Arjona, Lecturer and Entertainer Friday,
May 8, 7pm
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as Dr. Gloria Arjona gives us a lively and entertaining introduction to one of México’s most popular board games, Lotería. She’ll explore its origins in medieval Italy and connection to the ancient Mesoamerican board game, Patolli. Enjoy a game Lotería following the presentation with free, downloadable cards at: https://www.culturaspopulareseindigenas.gob.mx/index.php/proyectos/617-loteria
ABOUT LA PLAZA: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes celebrates the past and inspires the future by sharing the untold stories about the history, cultures, values, and traditions of Mexicans, Mexican American, and all Latinos in the founding and continuing evolution of Southern California through compelling and culturally enriching exhibitions, educational programs, and public programs.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Temporarily Closed
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