Support our community efforts to help asylum seekers, refugees and other displaced migrants

A wonderful music performance group, the Chasqui Quartet has organized a concert tour that includes  Bloomington, Franklin TN and Nashville TN. 

Following a successful Colorado residency in 2021, Chasqui Quartet presents “Journeys,” a musical trek crossing centuries and continents. Music of Florence Price, Franz Josef Haydn, and Gabriela Lena Frank depicts travel on foot and on horseback, up mountains and into the spiritual realm. 

Playing together since 2019, Chasqui Quartet is known for their commitment to the storytelling power of music, creating immersive concert experiences rooted in local communities and causes.     Several of the members are very active and well known in our community.   

This group is very supportive of our community efforts to help asylum seekers, refugees and other displaced migrants, and they are donating a portion of the proceeds from this tour to the Bloomington Refugee Support Network.      

The concert in Bloomington is 5/31/2022, at 7pm at the First United Church. 
Please review the attached poster as well as a press document detailing their concert and locations. 

Thanks to the First United Church for hosting this event.   
Please share with your friends and family, and I hope you can join us being part of this spectacular musical journey. 
Please come and celebrate this musical journey.  Tuesday May 31,  7pm.  First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401

Clases de ballet folclórico en Indianápolis

¿Quieres formar parte de un grupo folclórico? El Grupo Folclórico Macehuani abrió su convocatoria 2021 para jóvenes y adultos interesados en aprender folclor mexicano. No es necesario tener experiencia.

Inscripciones comienzan el 5 de febrero. Para mayores informes visite la página de Facebook del grupo Macehuani. El uso de mascarilla será obligatorio para la seguridad de familias y bailari

QUEER ALIENation

QUEER ALIENation is a free, interactive evening of visual art, installation art, performances, conversation, and community solidarity. Join six local scholars, artists, educators, and activists as they play with issues of time, space, equity, and identity in order to present original artworks about their experiences as queer im/migrant graduate students with​in the United States. Grounded in arts-based research and rooted in a conception of art as activism, this show is a clarion call for individual and collective commitments to justice, mutual aid, and liberation.

Featuring the work of:
Javier Cardona Otero
Daniela Gutiérrez López
Asja Žero
Marie Papineschi (Marie French)
Don Dumayas
Kelvin Burzon
with original research by Alexandria Hollett and in collaboration with The Back Door.

March 27, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm, Dance Party at 10pm:
Cruise the room from 6 – 8 PM,

ask questions during the panel discussion from 8 – 9 PM,

and be fabulous on the dance floor when we turn the disco lights on from 10 – 3 AM. Most importantly, though, show up for queer im/migrants and their lives from now – as long as it takes to build a queer future, without borders.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2064458157166120/

Intersectionality: IU Latina Film Festival and Conference

The third Latino Film Festival and Conference will put Latina filmmakers, actresses, and Latina film scholars at the center. The aim of this festival and conference is to present new perspectives in the studies of Latina identity that move us away from stereotypical representations and that showcases the intersectionality of identity within the contexts of immigration, gender, sexuality, social class, and race/ethnicity issues.

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Film shows Colombian history

Given Bloomington’s relatively large Colombian community, Israel Herrera said he and other local Colombians are proud to see “Embrace of the Serpent” in their town.

The film, which is the first Colombian film to be nominated for the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film, screens Friday at the IU Cinema. Following the film’s screening will be a Q&A by actor Brionne Davis, who plays American scientist Richard Evans Schultes.

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