Welcome to Cafe Cultura's
February 2013 newsletter! We're excited to keep in touch with you regarding our continued growth in fulfilling our mission. 

Caf� 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 our growth as an organization. Please review and support us in any way you can. 

Cafe Cultura's Open Mic: spoken word, music, art, vendors, food, & community! 


Spoken word, music, food, art, vendors, & community! 


A One Billion Rising Event (onebillionrising.org) 


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




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 our work in the community. 

WHEN: 2nd Fri. of every month...Feb. 8th, March 8th (@ Denver Indian Center)

--->Marketplace w/ Vendors @ 7 pm
--->Show starts @ 7:45pm

WHERE:Denver Inner City Parish/La Academia (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!

February Features:
--->Kasi Garcia.... Music is my first love and my passion, I have been singing since I could talk. I was in a couple bands in Ft. Collins while I was in high school before I moved to Denver. Denver is where I met some guys forming an independent record label called 8th Element, I became a member and we recorded together. I am currently working on some solo stuff as well as some spoken word.
---->Che Christ (Chicago/AZtlan)....(the ghetto god, the ill medic, the phoenican son) a poet born of the old world, with no love for the new world disorder. Currently, he resides with the people, working together for peace, in the spirit of revolution. All inspiration is derived from the beauty of life that surrounds him, and the never-ending search for truth.
For more info and free music downloads:
The Rebel Song by Che Christ...Warrior Spirit Never Dies
The Rebel Song by Che Christ...Warrior Spirit Never Dies

--->Community Features:

SafeHouse Denver
 serves survivors of domestic violence and their children through both an emergency shelter and a non-residential Counseling and Advocacy Center. All of the adults, children and youth who come to SafeHouse Denver have access to a full range of bilingual programming, including individual counseling, group support sessions, advocacy and safety planning. In addition, SafeHouse operates a 24-Hour Crisis and Information Line and provides educational presentations on domestic violence to the community. The mission of SafeHouse Denver is to assist adults, children and youth in reclaiming their right to a life free from domestic violence. To learn more about SafeHouse Denver, please visit www.safehouse-denver.org or call 303-318-9959. If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse and you'd like to access our services, please call our 24-hour Crisis and Information Line: 303-318-9989.

Save Wiyabi Project
 is an advocacy group. The project aims to bring awareness to the sexual and domestic violence epidemic against Native American women, as well as develop community based solutions for Native women, in both tribal and urban areas. 1 in 3 women will be raped, beat, or killed in her lifetime - that 1 billion. Native American and First Nation women have identical statistics, and violence in our communities continues at these extremely high rates. 1 Billion Rising is a global movement to end violence against women through dance, and we as a dancing people, we will be round dancing, side-stepping, and powwow-ing these issues away on VDay. www.facebook.com/Save.Wiyabi.Project
For more info: info@cafecultura.org; 720-394-6589; www.cafecultura.org

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Rise Up 2013 @ Denver Indian Center (4407 Morrison Rd)

Rise Up Fundraiser/Cafe Cultura Office-Warming
Help us raise money for Rise Up...

Visit our office...

Eat some good food...

Enjoy hanging out with other cool people...

Sunday, February 17th
10:30am - 12:30pm 
1029 Santa Fe Dr

$5-10 suggested donation (nobody turned away)
Collaboration with Indigenous Film 2013 @ Su Teatro

Presented by the Denver American Indian Commission and International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
Featured Film
Moccasins & Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling Through Performance Poetry

Wednesday, February 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
(doors open at 6:00)
Su Teatro
721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 80204
Suggested donation: $5 (no one turned away)

Moccasins & Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling Through Performance Poetrytells the story of a group of young Native performance poets.  Led and founded by Timothy P. McLaughlin, the Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Program has guided a team of Native youth in writing and performing their original and unique poetry for the past eight years. The film follows the core group as they graduate from the Santa Fe Indian School and continues with the team through their final performances and journey to the nation's capitol.  (Cordillera Productions, 2012, 45 min.).
Moccasins & Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling Through Performance Poetry Trailer
Moccasins & Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling Through Performance Poetry Trailer
Scheduled Programs and Updates
-Cafe Cultura's February Open Mic-
-Rise Up 2013-
-Rise Up Fundraiser/Cafe Cultura Office-Warming-
-Collaboration with Indigenous Film 2013 @ Su Teatro-
-Workshops for Youth-
-Exciting Updates-
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Contact Information

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

Office: 1029 Santa Fe Dr Unit #6
Hours: Mon-Thurs from 9am to 4:30pm
Fri from 1 to 4:30pm.


Workshops for Youth

We had the honor of presenting our spoken word workshop for participants in the La Raza Youth Leadership Program. We look forward to doing the same for attendees at several schools over the next few weeks as well as at the Adams 12 Indian Education Powwow and College Fair from 2 to 3pm (location: 1500 E. 128th Ave).
If you are interested in having Cafe Cultura present at your school or organization, feel free to contact us. Our basic version is a one time, 1 to 2 hour session. We have used this workshop structure for over six years to encourage Chicana/o and Native youth to use spoken word to give voice to our stories of love, struggle, injustice, and celebration.

We continue to enjoy the time spent in our advanced/intensive version of "Xpress Yourself" as we work with youth at College Track, STRIVE Prep SMART, and KIPP Denver Collegiate HS.

We just started another semester class at College Track, and expect the same success with a new group of students.

If you're interested in our workshops, please contact us.



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

Exciting Updates

-Thank you to everyone who attended our January Open Mic. We want to recognize Eden Nicole, Molina Speaks, and everyone on the open mic for sharing their energy, words, & art. Thank you to our community features: Oyate (Native American student organization @ CU Boulder), UMAS-MEChA de CU Boulder, 
and local Idle No More organizers. Below are some photos from the event.

-Performances/shows from Cafe Cultura Collective members: If you want us to host an open mic featuring our spoken word artists, contact us ASAP. Funds will go to sustaining our organization and the work we do in the community (especially our workshops for youth).

-Fundraising  @ Colfax Marathon: So far, we have 6 six people running the half-marathon on behalf of Cafe Cultura (Tanaya Winder, Alejandro JimenezKās� GarciaMariela Sagastume, Desirea LaMotte, & Ara Cruz) and another doing the 10 miler (Eden Nicole). Another 4-5 runners will join us within the next days. If you would like to join us in promoting healthy living while fundraising for our organization, let us know.
-Internship and volunteer opportunities: If you are interested in helping build our organization while gaining valuable experience and making connections, please let us know. We will post a detailed description shortly.
-We continuously update our website so make sure to check back (click on the image).


-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