El Nacimiento de la Nueva Mestiza / The Birth of the New Mestiza: A Redemptive Remembrance


February 22, 2018 6:00 pm - February 22, 2018 7:00 pm

Adapted from Paulo Freire and practiced in Mexican American Studies programs now banned in Arizona, “redemptive remembrance” describes the act of seeking redemption for our humanity through collective reflection on our history.

An interactive ceremony of song, movement, storytelling, essay, and ritual, these events invites audiences to celebrate the original inhabitants of this continent and the fruits of the land which helped them to survive and thrive. Featuring texts by Carmen Tafolla, Gloria Anzaldua, and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, original poetry by Amalia Ortiz, and performances by Nicolas Valdez and Maria Ibarra, it is a prayer of thanks to the Fruits of the Land: A Redemptive Remembrance la madre tierra.

Performances is free and open to the public.