Education Opportunity for OC Students

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Chican@s Unidos 2014 Scholarships Are Now Open

unidosIn a modest, but significant way, Chican@s Unidos wants to contribute to the educational endeavors of sisters and brothers by providing scholarships that come from donations from the community for our community. Enrollment is open from now until May 5, 2014. Recipients will be… Read More

Dialogue/Diálogos readings in April

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Staged reading with Dialogue/Diálogos teaching artistsMembers of the Santa Ana community—and others—are invited to attend one or more staged readings of a new community-inspired play by José Cruz González. The play-in-development is part of Dialogue/Diálogos, a creative partnership between Read More

Barrio Writers Indiegogo 2014

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
BW_2014I am going to explain why I have supported the Barrio Writers Indiegogo campaign to publish their 5th Edition and develop Summer 2014 FREE creative writing programs for youth 13-21 years old in California & Texas!
They had me at "Hello" those amazing young students of the Barrio… Read More

Coolest post for OCGente!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
From the Barrio Writers for contributing to their Indiegogo campaign, They repaid OCGente with the greatest gift possible…their words.
For OC Gente O-ur community is what you pride in. C-ultura, G-ente. E-ndless gratitude comes from us. N-ever… Read More

La Santa Cecilia’s ‘GRAMMY’ 2014

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
lsc_2010Winners! It was just in 2010 that I bought a hand made covered CD by the band members of La Santa Cecilia. The concert was held in Santa Ana as a fundraiser for Breath of Fire hosted by community leader Sara Guerrero. Their latest CD "Treinta Días" won a GRAMMY… Read More

Pura Belpré Award Winners

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Belpre1The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. Established in 1996 the award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.   The… Read More

“VATOS” illustrated by José Galvez

Friday, January 10th, 2014
galvezDuring the holiday season of 2013, I came across a postcard that featured a photo by José Galvez. Over the years the photo got put away deep in my collection of stuff but when I came across it I realized that I could now highlight it here on OCGente.   The back of the postcard reads "One evening, Pulitzer Prize-winning… Read More

“Forgiving Heart” a VIMEO rental

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
forgivingheartThis dramatic short film, Forgiving Heart, was written/directed by Adelina Anthony and produced by Marisa Becerra the 12 minute rental on VIMEO on-demand covers so much in a short amount of… Read More

MANA de OC Annual Tamalada

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
MANA_oc_logo_shinyMANA de Orange County invites you to the Annual Community Tamalada & Holiday Mercado on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Bowers KIDSEUM 1802 N. Main Street in Santa Ana.   For… Read More

Intelatin “Racecraft” 12 part-series

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
intelatin_racecraftThe Intelatin Cloudcast "Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Barbara Fields and Karen Fields as published by Verso Books" is a final podcast on the issue of racecraft. Host Sergio C. Munoz is joined by co-host Karen Fields. The featured guest is Barbara Fields. Music for the show is performed by Ibrahim Ferrer.  Below… Read More