Another Interesting Tour of Haciendas, coming soon!
Harp and Flamenco Guitar
Mon, Mar 13, 7:30pm
Thur, Mar 16, 7:30 pm
San Miguel is an important, artistic reference point for poets and musicians. Various artistic manifestations have created an international, inclusive city that allows us to listen and feel all there is in this little corner of the Bajio. The concert harp and guitar of Sergio Basurto are part of this necessary, unforgettable experience. We journey through Latin American music from Venezuela, Cuba, Paraguay, Mexico, and Spain. The second half of the concert features guitar flamenco with poetry and feeling.
History of México
Mon, Mar 13, 1pm
Fri, Mar 17, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
(Special thanks to Mrs. Cleo Kamelhar for use the History of Mexico documentary by her husband, Murray Kamelhar.)
Using the voices of four actors and 334 slides, the personalities, artists, and events from the Olmecs to the present comes alive in the History of Mexico. The victories, the defeats under overwhelming odds, and the tragedy and determination of the heroic Mexican people are experienced. Mexican history covers a period of more than three millennia. Populated more than 13,000 years ago, the territory had complex indigenous civilizations before being conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century. One important aspect of Mesoamerican civilization was their development of a form of writing. Mexico’s written history stretches back hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spaniards.
Center for Global Justice presents
“El Salvador Emigration”
By Jose Chencho Alas
Mon, Mar 13, 11am
While Mexico has large numbers of citizens working and living in the US on a per capita basis, El Salvador has a larger share of its people who have immigrated to the US due to poverty and violence. Under Trump’s “anti-immigrant program,” large numbers of these people will be forced to return to those conditions. Why they left and what can be done once they return will be explained by Salvadorian peace activist, Chencho Alas, whose work in small villages helps the people live a more economically and environmentally sustainable life.
A former Catholic priest, Chencho has preached and practiced liberation theology since the 1980s. Currently the director of the Foundation for Sustainability and Peacemaking in Mesoamerica, he fundraises in the US but works in Central America and southern Mexico promoting sustainability and peace. As a peace activist, he has received awards in recognition of his dedication to human rights and to preserve peace in El Salvador during the violent aftermath of its civil war.
At his talk, Chencho will have copies of the English edition of his recently published book, Land, Liberation and Death Squads, A Priest’s Story, Suchitoto, El Salvador, 1968–1977. Previously, little had been written about this period, so the book adds to our understanding of the past and present in El Salvador. The author recounts his conflicts with local and national authorities on behalf of campesinos’ rights, for which he was kidnapped and tortured. Chencho tells these stories with the characteristic humor of the Salvadoran people.
The Center for Global Justice welcomes you to meet the author and discuss the current situation in El Salvador and the US vis-à-vis the current immigration crisis.
Mon, Mar 13, 4pm
Teatro Santa Ana
The performance is great and the music is thrilling. The overture is considered one of the most exciting pieces of operatic music, and the “Might of Rome” sequence keeps that feeling. In addition to the superb dancing by the Bolshoi Ballet, the acting is very moving.