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Film Screening of Killer’s Paradise

8 Apr

As promised, I wanted to bring this film screening to a larger audience than the one I had been a part of a couple months ago when I first saw Killer’s Paradise. Please come and support this film and add yourself to the awareness efforts of the tragic reality that is being lived by womyn in Guatemala. The first step in change is learning about the issue. This film speaks to many issues that are affecting womyn around the globe. 

There’s so much to say on the subject. So come and be a part of this event. There will be photography shared by a friend of mine, Sandra Luna. She is from Guatemala and has captured amazing stories through her lens. Timoi, an amazing L.A. based artist, Guatemalan native, will be sharing an art piece of Rogelia Cruz. Also, Claudia Serrato, will be leading an opening ceremony for the screening. All and all, we are coming together to send positive energy and thoughts to all womyn. Please add your presence. 

Finally, tonight I will be on Feminist Magazine airing on KPFK 90.7 FM at 7PM to talk about the film and the issue at hand. Listen in or find us on KPFK’s archives 🙂 



WHISPERS: The Story of the Tongva/Gabrielino Chumash and Juaneno

18 Feb

Bringing the Circle Together: Native American Films presents a FREE monthly film screening in Little Tokyo /Downtown L.A. Find more info by clicking here.

This month the film is about a Chumash filmmaker, George Angelo, Jr., who interviews and documents three Indigenous cultures of Southern California: the Chumash, Tongva/Gabrielino, and Juaneno. This extraordinary documentary presents their history and living traditions, with a special focus on rock art, the tomol, and dolphin dancers. Guests for the night includes filmmaker George Angelo, Jr.

KOGI TACO TRUCK…an L.A. Phenomenon!

16 Feb

kogi tacos

Kogi is a Korean BBQ Taco Truck that moves around Los Angeles. Its customers only know where it is going to be parked by checking their website at www.kogibbq.com (their blog is hilarious) or following them on twitter@kogibbq. This fusion of Korean American and Mexican American food phenomenon could not have happened anywhere else but in Los Angeles. A city filled with people representing all different corners of the globe, this is the place to be for food and culture. Ahhh, I love L.A.

I went last week when it was parked in downtown L.A. in front of the Golden Golpher. They opened the truck at 9PM and when i got there at 9:40, I stood in line for an hour because there were 126 people in front of me. Everyone standing in line was so different from the next, meaning by race and ethnicity. It was so eclectic. Most everyone was between the 20 – 35 year old age range who showed up with at least 4 other friends and invited each other on Facebook or Twitter.

As I waited for my order I over heard one of the owners reminiscing with a customer about eating tacos in Highland Park, a mostly Latino immigrant community. I asked another owner how long they had been in business and he responded, “two and a half months and its been the craziest two and half months of my life”.

It was exciting to stand in line. And it was exciting to order, I had to try as many tacos at once. So I ordered one short rib bbq taco, one spicy chicken taco, and one tofu taco. On their menu you will find burritos and kimchi quesadillas. Yes, kimchi quesadillas. When I finally took my first bite, it was well worth the crazyness. The sweet short rib taco sitting on a warm soft tortilla filled with cilantro, onions, and cabbage made my mouth happy.

After waiting, chatting, ordering, meeting, waiting, and eating, I could not do anything else but go home. My night was fulfilled.

As I said, it is a phenomenon…a total L.A. experience.  🙂

p.s. the owners also seem to be community conscious, they’ve decided to park in Little Tokyo in front of the Japanese American Museum on Thursdays. This Thursday btw, is a film screeening hosted by Bringing the Circle Together. The screening will be at the National Center for Preservation of Democracy, which is also across the museum. See you there, with taco in hand waiting for the movie.