3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, California 94705

Forum & Mujeres de la frontera
Amalia Ortiz, MamaCoatl, Fuga!

Saturday November 04, 2006
$10 advance $12 at the door - Forum:2pm Show:8pm

Saturday, Nov. 4th 7th Hecho en Califas 06 Festival presents
We Got Issues Community Forum/Dialogue on Immigration. A New York women theater ensemble, La Peña host a facilitated dialogue focusing on immigration and the community. We encourage all to join us for this engaging and powerful conversation. Voice your truth! 2pm Free

Saturday, November 4th
Mujeres de la frontera- Music and poetry tells the stories of women along the border. 8pm $10 advance $12 at the door

Amalia Ortiz

San Antonio actor/director/activist/Puro Slam grand slam champion 2000, 2001 and 2002, was named Puro Slam's 1999 MVP "based on skills, execution , winnings, and over all sportsmanship." She founded, co-wrote, directed, and appeared in the 2 hour all female poetry/theatre piece "Women of Ill Repute: Refute!" ,which raised money for the Rape Crisis Center, and was widely presented.

After participating in the Slam America National Bus Tour (Summer 2000), Amalia proudly represented San Antonio at the 2000 National Poetry Slam as the first Latina to compete in the National Slam finals. After filming her first starring role in the independent film, "Speeder Kills," Amalia completed a 7 state spoken word tour. She has appeared on three seasons of Russell Simmons' Presents Def Poetry on HBO and the NAACP Image Awards on Fox

Silvia Parra MamaCoatl

BorderCrossingDiosa. From Blues to Son, to Funk to Poetry, MamaCoatl has worked the stage from San Francisco to Cusco, from Performance Art and Installation to Butoh, Ritual and Spoken Song. As a multidisciplinary ARTivist she has curated ceremonies to heal the Amazonic River Mother of God, concerts for peace on places desecrated by femicide in Mexico's highways and has organized blessing days in city corners and public plazas. MamaCoatl's songs and poetry focuses on women, exploration of the migration issues, politics of extinction and the weaving of a new world vision. She explores these themes through fusing music, spoken word. street performance, and rituals. http://www.myspace.com/mamacoatl


The musical fusion of FUGA! is complemented by the unique union of six individuals who bring their singular influences to the mixture. FUGA!'s dedication to social and political issues permeates throughout their lyrics expressing a sense of hope and vibrancy. They continue to create passionate uplifting music for the growing bilingual population.

Official Website: http://www.lapena.org/event/297

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