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 Welcome to Cafe Cultura's
May 2012 newsletter! We're excited to keep in touch with you regarding our continued growth in fulfilling our mission. 

Caf´┐Ż Cultura's mission is to promote unity and healing among Indigenous peoples through creative expression while empowering youth to find their voice, reclaim oral and written traditions, and become leaders in their communities. 

We hope this message finds you and your family in good health and spirits.  This newsletter helps us keep you informed of the increased number of performances, events, and workshops we are organizing. Please review and support the list of events below. 

Cafe Cultura on Fri, May 11th: Open mic, art, food, vendors, & community!

 

Spread the word...Bring your family & friends!!!!! 

 

Cafe Cultura: Open mic, art, food, vendors, & community!     

VOLUNTEERS PLEASE ARRIVE AT 6:30pm :-)  

 

Note: Make sure to come early to sign up and get a good seat. As always, we welcome anybody who is willing to help in the organization of the event. 
   

 

WHEN: 2nd Fri. of every month (May 11th, June 8th, July 13th)

--->Doors open w/ Vendors @ 7:00 pm
--->Show starts @ 7:30pm


WHERE:  La Academia @ Denver Inner City Parish (9th Ave & Galapago St)

WHAT: All ages Open Mic Night

Come express yourself creatively or just chill with your people

$3 (nobody turned away)

Everyone is welcome!


-May Features:
--->Stephanie Tanny...is a fierce activist, visual and spoken word artist who strives to be a voice and ally for all marginalized communities. Her work is heavily influenced from growing up in Colorado as a 1.5 generation Indonesian immigrant as well as by her experiences with sexual assault. Stephanie's artwork has appeared in collections as far away as South Korea, and she has been televised live on C-SPAN discussing ways to end sexual violence. In 2011, Stephanie was selected as one of fifteen top APA Women Leaders by the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) for making waves in her community.
Video channel for Stephanie
Stephanie's Website 

---->Earth Guardians "Voice of Youth" rap group are writing poetic hip hop lyrics to educate their generation about the critical state of the planet they are inheriting, and to inspire youth all over the planet to action. They are building a movement of youth who are taking their concerns into action by becoming educated on issues, speaking in City Council's, on radio and news shows and organizing rallies, presentations and meetings around issues that directly will affect their future. They believe their music opens hearts, and their lyrics educates and inspires people to look at what they are leaving future generations.
Earth Guardians' Website
Earth Guardians' Facebook Page
Voice of Youth Facebook Page

----> Community Feature: Asian Pacific Americans for Progress - Colorado is the local chapter of a national network of progressive Asian Pacific Americans (APA) and allies that are united for grassroots activities and political action. Through grassroots organizing and working in coalition with activists, artists, community based organizations and the media, our goal is to advance a progressive agenda and to empower the APA community. As a 501(c)4 organization, we seek to elevate the progressive APA identity in Colorado through education, community building, and civic engagement.

www.cafecultura.org 

720-394-6589....info@cafecultura.org 

    

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 Community Survey

Your participation needed!  

 

We invite you to participate in continuing to build a Cafe Cultura that is responsive to the needs and wishes of our communities. There are 2 ways we are asking you to do this.

1) Community Survey: Please complete the short Cafe Cultura community survey located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cafecultura2012 by Mon, May 14th. If for some reason you can't respond by that date, the survey will remain open....but we would encourage you to fill it out ASAP so we can review the survey results and respond appropriately.

2) Cafe Cultura Collective meeting: If you want to be more involved in organizing Cafe Cultura, we invite you to attend the Cafe Cultura Collective meeting on Sunday, May 20th @ 1pm at Tocabe (44th ave & Lowell blvd).
Cafe Cultura
presents
Art in the Park
(a summer edition of our open mic) 

 

Spread the word...Bring your family & friends!!!!! 

 

Cafe Cultura: Open mic, art, food, vendors, & community! 

WHEN: 2nd Fri. of every month (June 8th, July 13th, August 10th) 

 

WHERE: La Alma/Lincoln Park Amphitheater (11th ave & Osage St)

WHAT: All ages Open Mic Night

Come express yourself creatively or just chill with your people

$3 (nobody turned away)

Everyone is welcome!

Details coming soon...
Scheduled Programs and Updates
***Cafe Cultura on Fri, May 11th: Open mic, art, food, vendors, & community!***
***Community Survey...Your participation needed!***
***Cafe Cultura presents Art in the Park (a summer edition of our open mic)***
***Workshops for Youth***
***Only 2 weeks left for you to support young people in our workshops***
***Exciting Updates***
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Contact Information

Cafe Cultura
P.O. Box 11791
Denver, CO 80211-1791

info@cafecultura.org

Workshops for Youth


We had the honor to present our spoken word/poetry workshop at the Lalo Delgado Poetry Festival as well as at the La Raza Youth Leadership Conference. We enjoyed working with 7th graders from Carbondale Middle School and students at Littleton HS. If you're interested in our workshops, please contact us.

Our workshops with youth at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School and The Bridge Project @ Quigg Newton have been amazing. Here is a sample of what they've produced:

 

"I come from green chile that my mom and grandmother makes for my entire family.

I am on fire when I eat it.

I will never forget the time I ate the delicious hot chile.

It makes me feel warm and comfortable."

 

We are taking steps to publish chapbooks from each group and would appreciate your financial support (see below for details)...

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Make sure to read future newsletters for more updates from our workshops...

Only 2 weeks left for you to support young people in our workshops tell their stories...

Cafe Cultura - Colfax Marathon (May 20, 2012)
Running for Creative Expression


Click here to donate online

Members of the Cafe Cultura Collective will be running in the Colfax Marathon on May 20, 2012 to fundraise for our increased work in the community...specifically to conduct more spoken word workshops for youth and publish their work.

If you are interested in joining us as a runner (options: 5k, 10 miler, half-marathon, marathon, 5 member team relay) or volunteer, let us know (you get special perks/gifts). So far, Alejandro Jimenez, Hannabah Blue, Derek Brown, Jozer, & Ara Cruz will be running in the half-marathon (13.1 miles).

Exciting Updates

-Cafe Cultura Collective members had the honor of performing for Social Justice Week at CSU. We also helped host at Metro State & Journey Through Our Heritage Cafe Cultura.

-We were asked to table at Girls Recognizing Outstanding Women (GROW) on May 19th to make connections with girls ages 10-15 (see http://grow.bbnow.org for more info).

-We have more merchandise (t-shirts, stickers, earrings, etc).

-We need your help: We're still distributing Cafe Cultura Collective Compilation books to local schools and organizations working with youth (especially to those serving mostly Native & Chican@/Raza youth) free of charge. If you're interested or know of contacts, send us an email (info@cafecultura.org). We'd definitely appreciate it...
Compilation Cover
 
-Website!!!: We are excited to have an incredible website soon (www.cafecultura.org).

For now, you'll find links to our facebook page and our previous newsletters.