Join Cathy Arellano, Korima Press and Galería de la Raza for a book release party and reading for Cathy’s new book published by Korima Press “Salvation on Mission Street.”
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The poetry and prose in the collection explore the deep love instilled in a people for themselves and their homeland even as they battle loss in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Just another Mexican lesbian writer from San Francisco’s Mission District, Cathy Arellano grew up here in the late 1960s to early 80s surrounded by cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents on her mother’s side. In 1983, new owners evicted her mother from the flat they were renting, and she passed away less than a year later. Arellano returned and taught youth in the neighborhood. “Salvation’s” poems and stories are her creative offering to a people and place she loves.
Estela de la Cruz is a poet who lives in San Francisco. She has a BA in English from UC Berkeley. She has read at Galeria de la Raza’s Lunada, Voz Sin Tinta, Pan Dulce Poets, Flor y Canto (2015), and other Bay Area venues. She was published in Konch Magazine, and she self-published a small chapbook called For the Hell of it. Her primary objective is to create art. That’s it.
Ingrid Aleja García is a Guatemalan jack of all trades and participant of many sf carnavals, a Loco Bloco alumni and lover of all arts. Ingrid grew up in SF´s mission district (when taxis wouldn´t dare to enter the neighborhood). She immigrated back to the homeland and worked as a social justice activist & artist. Now she is a proud Visual Designer graduate of CCSF and has taught youth to express themselves through the arts in Guatemala and in San Francisco.
Leticia Hernández-Linares is a poet, interdisciplinary artist, educator, and author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha Press, 2015). A three-time San Francisco Arts Commission grantee, she lives, works, and writes in the Mission District. There was a time when she did not know Norman Zelaya.
Andrea Rodriguez: Born and raised in SF, received her B.A. from UCLA and M.F.A. from USC. Intersecting her worlds of dance, fitness, design, production and technology, she is a Game Producer for the Zumba Fitness Video Game Franchise, Music Video Director for the Loco Bloco “From the Bay to Bahia,” video, and Theatrical Director for the LA Cumbia Festival. Andrea’s mission is to inspire you to move using dance, art, music, technology and cultura!
Lito Sandoval is President of the Latino Democratic Club. He was a member of the queer Latino comedy troupe Latin Hustle and appeared in the production Full Frontal Rudity. His work has also been seen in the anthology Virgins, Guerrillas y Locas: Gay Latinos Writing About Love.