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Annual Sunrise Ceremony (Un-Thanksgiving) // San Jose


Thursday at 5 AM – 9:30 AM
Calpulli Tonalehqueh Aztec Dancers Danza Azteca
Mexican Heritage Plaza/School of Arts & Culture, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose.

Join us as we join as Native People in mourning of the Native people massacred on this day and a day of unity of Native peoples and culture. In solidarity with the International Indian Treaty Council and the Sunrise Ceremony at Alcatraz Island.



The Annual Sunrise Ceremony is a free community healing event that bring relatives together in a way that honors our ancestors and adds value to our experience.

Taller GIRASOL and SOAC@MHP are sponsoring a Live Screen-Printing station to stand in solidarity with Puerto Rico at the Sunrise Ceremony. Artwork has been donated to represent causes such as Boriken Power, Standing Rock, and other indigenous movements. Supporters can bring items to be screen-printed for a donation; all proceeds will go to Mutual Aid Centers in Puerto Rico.

Uniting Indigenous, Mexica and African drums to honor the Ancestors and heartbeat of Mother Earth.

In solidarity with the International Indian Treaty Council’s historic Alcatraz gathering please join the School of Arts & Culture at MHP in collaboration with Calpulli Tonalehqueh, Akoma Arts, New Fire/Yancuic Xihuitl, the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee Chapter Silicon Valley and the San Jose Black Berets to commemorate all indigenous cultures and traditions in a sunrise gathering.

Offerings of a libation ceremony, song and dance will be: Akoma Arts (African Drum) and Calpulli Tonalehqueh with Mexika/Aztec dance and song :

MC: Tamara Mozahuani Alvarado, Executive Director for the School of Arts and Culture at MHP (Mexika)

All are welcome, todos son invitados, this event is FREE however donations of pan dulce, coffee/tea are accepted for post ceremony socializing. Volunteers for set up and clean up please message the School of Arts & Culture @MHP via our inbox.

Mark your calendar, this is the best way to start your Thanksgiving Day!

AHO! Ometeotl! Ashe!

November 28 2019


Date: 11/28/2019
Time: 5:30 am - 9:30 am
Cost: FREE
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Mexican Heritage Plaza

1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116 United States

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