What: Indigenous Day of Resistance Show featuring speakers, performers, art, and vendors.
Why: With the Pope’s recent canonization of Junipero Serra, indigenous groups want to remind communities why this is absurd. Speakers will also discuss efforts to replace Columbus Day (Oct. 12) with Indigenous Day locally, as has been done in other U.S. cities.
Who: Three bands and performers, some singing in indigenous languages: Aztlan Underground, Gloria Arjona, and Cruda. The event also features talks by the Kizh nation (indigenous to Los Angeles/ Long Beach) and the American Indian Movement, who both traveled across the country to organize against Serra’s canonization. World-renowned artists such as Calixto Shibaja will also sell pieces, alongside other artisans. Shibaja just came back from Chiapas, Mexico, where he teaches Mayan children to relearn their traditional style of painting.
Where: Back patio of 2235 Orange Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755
Cost: $3 to $15 suggested donation. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting the Radical Cooperatives Empowerment Project, a new group dedicated to establishing worker co-ops and democratic workplaces in Long Beach.
All Ages. Beer and vegan tamales will be available for sell.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/
The American Indian Movement, Southern California
(new group planning petition to replace Columbus Day in Long Beach with Indigenous Day)