EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER for Victims of Fire in
Sunday, April 27th
3pm to 9pm
Suggested donation: $5 to $100
1403 Solano Avenue
Dear La Peña community,
In times like these we are reminded how incredibly important and rare a space like La Peña is and the power of community. The next four years will require intense organizing as well as building a movement that addresses the issues of the disenfranchised. After all, it is with these principles of community-building and social justice through the arts that La Peña started 41 years ago and why it will continue to thrive thanks to donors like you.
Your support means more today than it ever has. Your tax-deductible donation of $30, $50, $100 will allow La Peña to continue to serve its mission of promoting social justice, arts participation, and intercultural understanding as it has for over 40 years. Please send a check to: La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 or click here to DONATE on our NEW website!
As we approach the end of 2016, we reflect on the many important events, classes, community dialogue and social action we have helped facilitate this year thanks to you. Here are some highlights of the year:
La Peña is a proud sponsor of the first ever Bay Area Mural Festival (BAMFest 2016)! The festival brought together 13 master muralists and mural groups, and 20 at risk youth culminating in the painting of 13 murals along the Berkeley- Oakland border from October 17 – 21, 2016. Pictured: Homage to 50 Year Anniversary of the Black Panther Party by Chilean artist Teo Doro at 3027 Adeline St. Berkeley, CA. For a map of all the murals, visit Bamfest.org
$10-$20 Sliding Scale
Doors open at 7pm, Screening beginst at 7:30pm
Join us for the premier screening of a new documentary about one of the world’s most controversial dam projects, “Belo Monte: After the Flood.” The event will include live music and a panel discussion with Amazon Watch and International Rivers.
“Belo Monte: After the Flood” is a new film directed by award-winning environmental documentarian Todd Southgate, and produced with International Rivers, Amazon Watch and Cultures of Resistance. For seven years, Todd has documented the conflicts surrounding Belo Monte – one of the world’s most controversial dam projects, built in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.
Stories told by indigenous leaders, activists and local residents illustrate how this multi-billion dollar project has left a disastrous legacy of damage, and shattered livelihoods among local communities of the Xingu. But their stories also speak of the inspiring movement for justice and accountability, as the Amazon faces more dam threats similar to Belo Monte. For more information about the film, visit: https://
A $10-$20 sliding scale donation will be requested at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.