Chicanismo: Children of the Sun: Poetry Workshop // Zoom

Explore the meaning of Chicanismo through writing. “We will listen to the words of Chican@ writers who contributed to the concept of Chicanismo.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 6:30-8:30pm, via Zoom.


Presented by La Raíz Magazine, Facilitated by Jorge Montaño.

About! Chicanismo: Children Of The Sun:

We will allow their spirit to guide us through exploring: What is Chicanismo? What resurrects our dignity?

Your words will define the connection to el corazón of a world shaped by Indigenous hands.

This workshop features discussion and opportunities to share your writing, in any genre, created during the workshop. Sample poems and prompts will be provided.

You will find a bridge, acknowledging the fire within our blood. ¡Somos hijos del sol! Join us on this journey through our Chicanismo.” -Jorge Montaño

Taller de poesía bilingüe.

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Facilitator Bio:

Jorge Montaño is a Chicano poet raised in Pacoima, resiging in Santa Barbara. Much of his poetry is inspired by his experiences and is his form of walking a spiritual path.

He says his father would always teach him to never forget where they came from. He believes that flower and song is key to honoring our roots. Jorge is a father of 8, and grandfather of 4. Jorge Montaño was awarded the La Raíz Poetry Prize in 2022 for the poem, “Sangre Indígena.”

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This project is supported in part by California Arts Council Impact Project grant program, with fiscal sponsorship by Poetry Center San José.

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