Fabián Villegas is a writer, journalist, spoken word artist, scholar and researcher in Global South epistemologies, decolonial thoughts and racial studies. Since 2007 to date, Villegas has been invited to give multiple conferences, seminars, lectures and workshops in various universities and academic centers, renowned art biennials and community cultural centers across the globe. He is also the co-founder of Contranarrativas, a collaborative project that seeks to create horizontal knowledge production spaces to stimulate the visibility, dissemination and production of epistemologies, decolonial narratives and peripheral aesthetics of the Global South. Born in Mexico City, Villegas currently resides in the Dominican Republic.Find out more »
The Loisaida Center, in partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation, are pleased to announce the opening of Pasado y Presente: Art After the Young Lords, an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Young Lords Organization in New York that will be on view at the Nathan Cummings Foundation offices through October 25, 2019.Find out more »
L.A.B. & Loisaida Inc. Center present:
THE LOISIADA SMORGASBORD CABARET: A night of visual art and performance not to be missed!
Friday, May 10, 2019
6:30 pm Doors Open - Performances begin at 8:00 pm
at the Loisaida Center, 710 E 9th St
Opening reception of: Rolando's Winter Flowers & Bimbo Rivas' post-mortem prints: part of the Loisaida Restoration Projects & The Production of Nabe program
Loisaida Inc. Center presents: Fiestas de Cruz at Loisaida Saturday, May 11 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm A Loisaida Tradition! Loisaida Inc. and its project The Plenatorium are pleased to host a performance and ritual stemming straight from the faith based history of Puerto Ricans in the Lower East Side. The "Feast of the Holy Cross" roughly translates into "Fiestas de Cruz" and members of the community have kept it alive from generation to generation through oral history. On…Find out more »
Organized by Loisaida Inc. with the support of Tom Brasuell and, with the help of many of you, the first Loisaida Basketball Tournament is open to boys and girls ages 12 to 16. Register today!Find out more »
Strong Roots, Healthy Branches: Harvesting ConnectionsFind out more »
Advocating for the total liberation of women, The Young Lords Women Union produced its own groundbreaking newspaper, La Luchadora, that addressed the specific socio-racial oppressions confronting Afro/Latinx women. Join Young Lords members Iris Morales and Gloria Rodriguez to discuss the platform and activism of the Young Lords Party Women’s Union and the Latinx feminist philosphy: Mujerismo. Moderated by Johanna Fernandez, PhD.Find out more »
Simultaneous events at Loisaida Center and Pública will explore the tension between the traditional and the 21st century as it relates to all things FOOD. Themes and topics will include: growing ingredients, recipes, colonization and agriculture, farming and imported food, where traditional cuisine comes from, where and how Puerto Rican food can be found and prepared locally – both on LES and in Santurce/on the island.Find out more »
Don’t miss the only performance from ‘Los Tres del Tablao’ in the New York.
Come and enjoy this ‘Bohemia Flamenca’ directly from Puerto Rico.Find out more »
This evening features a discussion about Latin American resistance movements and protest-theatre art originated in the 20th century; about the collaborative creative process, dramaturgy, acting, staging, and translating Jardín de pulpos for the 21st century Anglophone US audience.Find out more »