Power of Two film @ Crest Weds 4/18; Flor Y Canto C.O.R.E. Fundraiser 4/20; Susan Kelly-DeWitt and Lisa Dominguez Abraham @ CCAS 4/21; Harvard Ed Review call for subs

Dear friends,

Here’s a selection of literary events happening in town this week. Please note the opportunity to share how learning about and experiencing the arts has enriched your life with the Harvard Educational Review call for submissions at the bottom. Be well!




THE POWER OF TWO –Screening, Crest Theatre, THIS Wednesday night

The idea of writing as a healing art is a strong theme in this film. I was trained as an AWA facilitator with Isa, one of the co-writers and co-stars. It has received rave reviews. View the trailer here: http://www.thepoweroftwomovie.com/

Inspired by their 2007 memoir, “The Power Of Two” offers an intimate portrayal of the bond between half-Japanese twin sisters Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, their battle with the fatal genetic disease cystic fibrosis (CF) and miraculous survival through double lung transplants. Defying all odds, Ana and Isa have emerged as authors, athletes and global advocates for organ donation, and their connection to the CF and transplant communities provides rare insight into the struggles — and overlooked joys — of chronic illness.

April 18 2012 at 5:20 pm
Sacramento Community Screening
The Crest Theatre
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA

A special presentation of the Sacramento Film & Music Festival and the Public Health Institute
Post-screening panel featuring Ana
No RSVP is required but space is limited
$5 requested donation to Public Health Institute
Click here for an event flyer.



Poetic Voices Flor Y Canto  /  C.O.R.E. Fundraiser


Date :  Friday , April 20, 2012     Time: 7:00 p.m.

Venue: The Guild Theater,   2828  35th St.    Sacramento, Ca. 95817

Suggested donation:  $10


Dear Friends,


Please come enjoy  a wonderful night of poetry and music. Send Miguel Cordova (mcordova@ca-core.org) an email  if you want to purchase admittance tickets ahead of time and/or tickets for the drawing. Send information out to your networks and let me know if you would like to assist further with this event or other ways you are interested in getting further involved.


C.O.R.E  (Chicano Organizing & Research in Education ) is an advocacy and research group to inform policy makers, educational leaders, institutions and others about issues relating to the Chicano/Latino community across the educational system.  Ultimately, C.O.R.E. aims to ensure that all Chicano/Latino students receive an education that allows them to choose career and life paths based on their interests and goals.


C.O.R.E proudly sponsors The “Que Llueva Café” Scholarship to help undocumented students continue their academic path. This scholarship is a response to the lack of financial assistance provided to students without legal documentation who attend college in the United States. In particular, we seek to support undocumented students that have met the rigorous academic requirements asked of them and hold the academic promise to achieve so much more.


The “Que Llueva Café” Scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so they can earn their college education and allows for all of their hard work and sacrifice to persevere. This scholarship program strives to make a world of difference. ¡Ójala que llueva café!


Between now and when we award our scholarships, we need your support…


In three years we have raised and given out over $30,000 to students that have deserved every penny and more. This year we plan to repeat last year’s efforts, but, as in past years, we can only do it with your support!


I truly thank you who have supported us in the past and I ask all of you to support this important project that provides hope and encouragement to students who have had the resiliency to push forward with their goal to get a college education despite their immigration status. If you have questions, want to help sell tickets, want to donate prizes or want to RSVP tickets, please feel free to call (916)616-1384.


If you can not make it to the event please consider donating to the “Que Llueva Café” Scholarship on the C.O.R.E website  http://www.ca-core.org/que_llueva_cafe <http://www.ca-core.org/que_llueva_cafe> .


Thank you and see you all on April 20, 2012!


– Nancy Aidé González and Miguel Cordova



Poetic Voices Flor Y Canto C.O.R.E. Fundraiser will feature the following poets:


Francisco X. Alarcón


Graciela Brauer Ramírez


JoAnn Anglin


Nancy Aidé González


Betty Sánchez


John Martínez


Sean Penna


Paco Márquez Reyes


Roberto López


Rosalba  Gabriela Ruvalcaba


Musical Guests will include:


Patrick Grizzell

Cynthia and Joaquin Faulkner, and many more



Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento presents:

Crossroads Poetry Reading with Lisa Dominguez Abraham and Susan Kelly-DeWitt

Saturday, April 21

The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento is proud to present Crossroads, a free Saturday afternoon reading series featuring distinctive poetic voices, hosted by Trina Drotar and Sandy Thomas. The series is dedicated to enriching the interplay between literary and visual artists. Additional readings will be on July 21, October 20, November 17 and December 15.

1519 19TH STREET SACRAMENTO, CA 95811-5202 Direct: 916.498.9811 ccasacramento@gmail.com







More info at: http://www.hepg.org/page/178

How have the arts “expanded your vision?”

The Harvard Educational Review is now accepting STORIES FROM CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND ADULT ARTS LEARNERS for its upcoming special issue “Expanding Our Vision for the Arts in Education.”

Expanding our Vision for the Arts in Education intends to push beyond traditional understandings of arts teaching and learning to consider how education in and through the arts best suits today’s sophisticated learners. It will bring together the voices of practitioners, researchers, and youth who engage in innovative arts learning, to provide a launch-pad for ideas that will push the boundaries of what arts education looks like (or may look like) in our current educational system. As part of this project, we are looking for stories from children, youth, and adult arts learners that address the question, How have the arts “expanded your vision?”

Who should submit?
We welcome submissions from a wide range of learners—whether you’re six, sixteen, or sixty years-old, we want to hear from you! As long as an arts learning experience has helped to “expand your vision” in some way, then we’re interested in what you have to share with us.

What type of arts learning experiences are you interested in?
We are looking for submissions about many types of arts learning experiences—visual art, theater, film and video, music, dance, animation, Hip Hop, spoken word, new media arts—you name it. We’re also interested in hearing about arts learning experiences that take place in a variety of settings including schools, community centers, museums, performing arts institutions, or at home.

What types of submissions are you looking for?
Submissions may take one of two broad forms:

1. Written pieces: Written pieces can be submitted as short stories, poems, or essays. All written pieces must be no more than 1,000 words and either be written in English or include an English language translation. All written pieces should be submitted electronically as either .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. Please do not include your name or other identifying information on the document that you are submitting.

2. Digital audio, video, or visual images: In addition to our standard print format, for this special issue of the Harvard Educational Review we are accepting digital audio, video, or visual images that may appear in print or be hosted on our website. Specifically, we are looking for student-made videos, audio tracks, or still images that respond to the overall prompt: How have the arts “expanded your vision?” Digital submissions must be no more than three minutes in length and may be submitted as .jpg, .gif, .mp3, .mp4, .m4a, .png, .wav, or .mov files. All digital pieces must either be in English or include English language translations. Please do not include your name or other identifying information on the digital media piece that you are submitting.

When is the deadline and how do I submit my story?
The submission deadline for all stories from children, youth, and adult art learners is June 1, 2012. No proposal is necessary. To submit your story, simply follow the prompts of our online submission management system. You can get started by clicking on this URL: http://hepg.submishmash.com/submit/


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