As part of International Women’s Day, a collective of artists of various disciplines are gathering forces to create the interactive lecture and art exhibit.
On March 11th, experience a FREE altar exhibit. After, a Multi-Media presentation told through live music and images as told by the Dra. GLoria Arjona.
2-7 pm at D’maize restaurant is a free goddess altar exhibit, where you can meet the artists from 4 to 6 pm.
7-9pm. See the show that inspired the exhibit. It’s las Chingonas : the Badass Women of Mexican HERstory, from la Malinche to Las Adelitas. Cost is, $20; but use this code at check out for $5 off : MexMus. A portion of the proceeds go to the Mexican Museum
What is a “Chingona”? In Mexican argot, it refers to an unconventional woman whose happiness depends only in herself.
A Chingona is not passive; she acts. A Chingona does not fight. She negotiates. A Chingona’s success does not depend in her beauty, but on her intelligence, which might be intimidating to others. A Chingona’s life is not easy, but full of obstacles that she manages to live with. Mexican “her”-story is full of Chingonas that are not always recognized in the official discourse, but whom we are honoring on March 11th in San Francisco, California:
Join Fiestas Fridas, Casa Arjona, and the Mexican Museum in celebration of Women’s Month and Mexico.
Las Chingonas: The Badass Women of Mexican HERstory, from La Malinche to las adelitas.
Rosario Castellanos (feminist writer from Chiapas)
Comandanta Ramona (EZLN)
Dra. Gloria Arjona brings us a multi-media presentation featuring several female icons of Mexican HERstory, told through images, text and live music. An enlightening show filled with music, fact and fun.
Gloria Arjona was born in the Unites States and grew up in Mexico City, where she began a career in English Literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She later moved to the United States, where she received a B.A. in Spanish from California State University-Los Angeles, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish, from the University of Southern California.
Dra. Arjona is also a singer and lecturer. She does interdisciplinary presentations that combine lecture, music, and media, addressing different themes of Latin America. She has been singing for nine years with the Jazz and Bossa Nova band “Along for the Ride,” with whom she recorded the album Cromático (2008), and Jobim and Vinicius Across Languages (2015), that include Jazz and Boosa Nova standards, as well as four original songs.
- Featuring artwork from Yolanda Reyes
- A portion of the proceeds will go to the Mexican Museum’s General Operating Funds.
- Sponsored by SupaSista Latina and SnB Party Rentals
Date and Time
Sat, March 11, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
3086 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110