Proyecto Sur Los Angeles fundraiser December 1, Saturday 4 – 8 PM

Proyecto Sur Los Angeles will hold an auction and fundraising event on December 1—Join us! (información en inglés y en español)

Looking for holiday gifts that will give back to the community? Proyecto Sur Los Angeles and Vena Cava Bookstore make it possible for you to find special gifts for those you love, and support community-based activist cultural projects.

Saturday, December 1, 2012
4 – 8 p.m.
Vena Cava Bookstore
449 Savoy Street
Chinatown
Los Angeles CA 90012

Our silent auction will include art, books, services, and many other amazing items (examples include framed historical photographs, paintings, jewelry, gift certificates for local restaurants, and much more). Mexican singer Liz Retolaza will perform while we enjoy a delicious Oaxacan meal and excellent drinks—all thanks to generous donations made by friends of Vena Cava Bookstore and Proyecto Sur Los Ángeles.

The silent auction benefits Proyecto Sur Los Ángeles, a project of the community-based organization Cielo Portátil (Portable Sky). We promote autobiographical writing as a tool for the development of critical thought and free expression, among communities of Spanish-speaking exiles and migrants in Los Angeles, California.

Vena Cava is a cultural center and alternative bookstore specializing in Spanish-language and bilingual (Spanish-English) books, with a particular focus on independent presses and contemporary writing. Part of the purpose of Vena Cava Bookstore is to provide sustenance for activist projects like Proyecto Sur.

The funds we raise will finance 10 workshops in autobiographical writing, at various non-profit organizations that work on behalf of the Spanish-speaking community in the United States. The organizations to benefit from this campaign are: Eastyard Communities for Environmental Justice (http://eycej.org/), FIOB (www.fiob.org), IDEPSCA (www.idepsca.org), JovenesINC (www,jovenesinc.org), and the National Domestic Workers Alliance (http://www.domesticworkers.org/). We are also in conversation with Unión de Vecinos (http://www.uniondevecinos.org/), CHIRLA (http://www.chirla.org/) and CARECEN (http://www.carecen-la.org/) and MALDEF (www.maldef.org). One workshop will be open to the general public and will take place at Vena Cava Bookstore.

For more information on Proyecto Sur Los Ángeles, or to make a direct donation, visit us here: http://www.proyectosurlosangeles.blogspot.com/

To learn more about Vena Cava Bookstore and our independent imprint, Vena Cava Books, visit us here: http://venacavabookstore.blogspot.com/. You can also make direct donations to Proyecto Sur via Paypal on our webpage.


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Subasta Silenciosa a beneficio de Proyecto Su Los Ángeles-Vena Cava

¿Aún estás considerando qué regalar para fin de año? Te ofrecemos la oportunidad de llevarte un regalo especial y, al mismo tiempo, de apoyar nuestro proyecto cultural.

Subastaremos arte (incluyendo fotografías históricas enmarcadas, pinturas, joyería, certificados para cenas en restaurantes y muchas cositas más). Nos acompañará la cantante Mexicana Liz Retolaza mientras disfrutamos de una deliciosa cena oaxaqueña y un buen vino. Todo esto gracias a la generosa contribución de amigos y amigas de Vena Cava.

Vena Cava es una librería alternativa que se especializa en literatura en español. Promovemos la apropiación de la escritura por parte de los miembros de nuestra comunidad como una herramienta de experimentar procesos liberadores y para dignificar nuestro idioma. También alentamos la publicación de escritores independientes a través de nuestra editorial “Vena Cava Books”. Estamos construyendo un espacio para la expresión artística con una participación multilingüe.

Si te interesa conocer más a cerca de nuestro Proyecto Sur Los Angeles, haz click aquí: http://www.proyectosurlosangeles.blogspot.com/

(213) 908 9835

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