Past Events

PAST PERFORMANCES/EVENTS/EXHIBITS…etc.

 

 2015

Sunday, March 15th, 2015– Featured Poet at the salons after the play “Properties of Silence: at the Pasadena Playhoouse.  Play is at 3pm.  Poetry feature along with other Mujeres de Maiz poets is at 4pm.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015– Featured Poet at SUNDAY JUMP at Tribal Cafe  5-7pm

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015– Speaker at UT San Antonio

 

 

Sat. April 18th at San Diego State University

Performing Xicana Indigena floetry & hip hop at 22nd Annual Chicana/Latina High School ConferenceApril 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMSan Diego State University in Montezuma Hall22nd Annual Chicana/Latina High School Conference. Sat. April 1 8th, 2015 at San Diego State University in Montezuma Hall (which is in th e new Aztec Student Union).

 

 

Thursday, April 30th– ARTivism in Action workshop at CSUDH’s Labor and Social Justice Fair

CSUDH_JusticeFair

Saturday, May 2nd:  Sharing re: Mujeres de Maiz atPacific Standard Time: LA/LA

The San Diego Museum of Art 1450 El Prado San Diego CA 92101Sharing re: Mujeres de Maiz atPacific Standard Time: LA/LA LA/ LA: Place and Practice is a two-day symposium organized by Scripps College , the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and The San Diego M useum of Art in conjunction with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation,…

Sunday, May 3rdSpeaking at Santa Monica College’s 2nd Annual Global EcoFeminism Conference,  11:00 AM – 12:00 PMSanta Monica City College in HSS165 at Santa Monica College

 

 

2014

Friday, May 2nd– Part of a Platica/roundtable on Indigenous at Pasadena City College

PCC MAY 2ND EVENT  copy

Thursday, May 8th — Fe sharing a  guest lecture/presentation at UC Santa Barbara from 5-6:15pm at South Hall 1623.

Saturday, May 17th— Fe Evaone performing floetry, hip hop in Coachella area.

CelebratingCulture_Coachella

Monday, June 2nd – Presenting “Artivism in Action” at Cal State LA Chicana Feminisms Class

 

 

Wednesday, April 23rd — Pitzer College “Artivism in Action” Presentation

 

 

2013

November 14th, 2013–

Shared my short film “Where’s Raramujer?”

 

November 16th, 2013–

Shared a workshop at the CSULA Womyn of Color Conference.  The workshop is about fleshing feminism and confronting patriarchy and sexism in the movemynt.  My session is from 11-12:30pm.

November 18th– Was on an activist panel at Cal State Fullerton 4:30-6:00 PM in the CSUF Pollak Library in PLN-130.

 

 

 

November 9th–

I keynoted the women’s component of the Gates Millennium Scholars Freshmen Leadership Conference speaking to over 250 young women.

 

November 9th–

Urban Xic Fashion show in San Francisco

 

October 23rd-– Spoke in UCLA Undergrad Class on Student Activism and my own work

 

June 1st, 2013–

I was one of the keynotes at the QPOC Ball and Mini Conference at UC Davis.

May 1, 2013  — I performed  hip hop at the afternoon May Day March in Los Angeles

 

April 25, 2013 — Helped to organize a corn ceremony while the gardeners planted corn as well as shared poetry.

 

April 7, 2013 — Take Back the Night: Helped to organize the event and also shared poetry.

 

March 2013 — Organized, curated and performed or talked at various Mujeres de Maiz events during Month of March

 

February 23, 2013 — Performed at Tia Chucha’s 12th Anniversary

 

2012

Wed. 4/18 @Miracosta Community College Humanitas Class,

Fri. 4/27 @ CSULB- Cesar Chavez  Event,

Sat. 4/28 @ Tucson High Unity Fest, Wed.

5/2 @San Bernardino Valley College Multicultural Fest.

March 23rd– MEChA Nationals Edu-tainment- Noche de Cultura

2011

Performing & vending on Fri. 11/18/11 at UC Berkeley w/ an army of soldiers of love aka = conscious cultural artivists for 5th Annual Indigenous People’s Night of Resistance.

 

Keynoted and did a workshop for the UC Davis the 23rd Annual Students of Color Conference on Saturday 11/12/11

 

DAY OF THE DEAD at LA PLAZA DE  CULTURA Y ARTES across from Olvera Street– SUN. OCT. 30th 12pm

I’m helping to organize logistics for Self Help Graphics & Art 38th annual Day of the Dead

on Wed. Nov. 2nd, 5-11 PM

 

http://www.selfhelpgraphics.com

Performing at Casa de la Raza’s Day of the Dead in Santa Barbara, CA

on Thurs. Nov. 3rd, 2011….evening

CSUN Day of the Dead with IN LAK ECH on Fri. Nov. 4th, 2011 6pm

Workshop on sexism in the movement at 2pm Sat. 11/5 at CSULA’s Womyn of Color conference:

 

 

My silkscreen “America’s Next Top Murder” honoring and bringing awareness to the feminicide in Juarez, Mexico is in the exhibit at Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego, CA
Performances within the exhibit that I have a piece in.  I’ll be sharing on 9/29/11 at VPAM at ELAC.

Trespass Parade down Broadway in Downtown L.A. — Sun. Oct. 2nd, 2011.

http://www.trespassparade.org

In Mexico City for a week in October 2011.

I’ll be performing floetry/hip hop at 5th Annual DIVINE FELINE: Ode to Hip Hop

on SAT. OCTOBER 22nd in L.A.

One of my silkscreens will be part of this exhibit in San Diego at Centro Cultural de la Raza.  Opening is Oct. 22nd.

Performing poetry/spokenword/floetry at Tia Chucha’s Womyn’s Words Event on Wed. Oct. 26th

Youth & Power Event in Watsonville, CA – Sat. Sept. 10th
Thursday, August 25 · 11:00am – 2:00pm

Decolonizing Feminisms: Healing through the Arts

at Storke Plaza at U.C. Santa Barbara

Featuring performances by:
In Lak Ech (Los Angeles)
Las Bomberas de la Bahia (Bay Area)
Women Of color Revolutionary Dialogues/W.O.R.D. (UCSB)

Check out the Politricked Public Art Cart in action at the rally and also me performing as part of the rally.

SAT. AUG. 25th
 

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

POETRY PEREGRINACION POR LA PAZ:
L.A Poets vs. SB 1070
part of a larger Poetas vs. SB 1070: Califaz Against Racism

A Poetry Pilgrimage for Peace and vs. SB 1070 & other racist laws From East Los to Boyle Heights

Join us to share flor y canto in the streets and community.
Let’s educate and inform about SB 1070 and other important issues through the power of poesia.

OUR JOURNEY:
Starting at the Maravilla Handball Court near the Maravilla Housing Projects in East Los Angeles and going along Cesar Chavez Avenue until Breed Street where we will then walk along First Street ending around First Street & Mission in Boyle Heights.

 

August 5th, 2011

at “Noche de Cultura” MALCS Summer Institute at CSULA

http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/chs/malcs2011/

I have a silkscreen in this upcoming exhibit at AVENUE 50 Studio


by and for:  Democracy and Art
a visual conversation on the role of art in a democracy

Works by artists Amy Spain, Barbara Margolies and Michael Graham.

Organized by the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, twenty-three contemporary artists explore the question does Democracy need art.

Mariona Barkus, Ulla Barr, Yvonne Beatty, Christine Behnen, Tristan Blodgett, Christina Carroll, Audrey Chan, Bayesteh Ghaffary, Michael Graham, Leslie Gray, Karen Gutfreund, Sinan Leong Revell, Larry Lytle, Barbara Margolies, Silva Matossian, Felicia Montes, O O, Sheila Pinkel, Chris Ramos, Jeffrey Robison, Catherine Ruanne, Amy Spain and France White

Juried by art historian and activist, Carol A. Wells


Opening Night Reception:  Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 
7-10 pm

The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present by and for:  Democracy and Art, a visual conversation of the role of art in a democracy. Thirty works were selected by curator, activist and art historian Carol A. Wells, who also serves as the founder and executive director of the Center for Study of Political Graphics to address the shifting meanings of freedom and equality, censorship and civil liberties. Using art as a vehicle for the discussion of political issues has a rich history, please join the conversation.
Visit democracyandart.blogspot.com. Inquiries to info@scwca.org.

Public Conversation:  Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 2-4 pm

Closing Reception:  Sunday, July 3, 2011 from 2-4 pmAvenue 50 Studio, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA  90042
Ph/Fax:  323-258-1435
“by and for: Democracy and Art” is part of a yearlong democracy initiative at Avenue 50 Studio supported by a California Council for the Humanities grant. It includes public conversations, programs, exhibitions and a full-color catalogue.
Avenue 50 Studio is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the California Community Foundation; the California Council for the Humanities; the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
www.scwca.org
The Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA) is one of 27 chapters of the Women’s Caucus for Art, the leading national organization for women actively engaged in the visual arts. professions and an affiliated society of the College Art Association.

 

FRI, Friday, June 17th

***********************************
MC’S: MUJERES EN CEREMONIA
*mujeres on the mic*
Friday, June 17th, 2011 (8pm)
at
Maravilla Handball Court
501 N. Mednik Avenue (between Floral & Cesar Chavez Ave.)
East Los Angeles, CA 90022Featuring all mujeres on the mic:Skim (Korean American hip hop/r&b/LA, CA)
http://skimmusic.com/Kiawitl (Xicana Indigena hip-hop/Houston, Texas)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kiawitl-Xochitl/115271945164057Guerrilla Queenz (Xicana Indigena reggae& hip hop/LA, CA)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GUERRILLA-QUEENZ/47347897363Miwa Lyric (Japanese Nisei hip hop/Spoken word/LA, CA)
http://www.facebook.com/miwaLyricFe (Xicana Indigena floetry/ELA, CA)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/FE-Felicia-Montes/143999588980964Sho’ Kilson (African American spoken word artist/LA, CA))and more SPECIAL GUESTS still to confirm!Also music, vendors, video projections, comida y mas!***********************************Join us a few days after the full moon and a few days before the summer solstice for a moving night of MC’s – Mujeres en Ceremonia.FUNdraiser for:
Peace & Dignity Journeys 2012
(s spiritual run that transverses North & South America)
-AND-
Xican@ Indigenous ceremonies

PRE-SALE TIX are NOW available for Fri. June 17th “Mujeres en Ceremonia event” GET your $5 TIX at Mi Vida: 5159 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042, MON – SAT 11-7 & SUN – 11-4. -AND- at Xokolatl Cafe: 4987 Huntington Drive, El Sereno/L.A. 7am-5pm daily

or ONLINE at:http://fla.vor.us/wafform.aspx?_act=eventview&_pky=100218

My MFA Thesis Exhibit from May 3-14th at Santa Monica College, Barrett Gallery.

RECEPTION is Saturday, May 14th, 2011 from 4-7pm

Gallery Hours:  Tues- Fri (12-5pm) and Saturday 11am-4pm

Barrett Gallery at Santa Monica College Performing Arts Complex

1301 11th Street at Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

I’ll have a photo up at this fundraiser and exhibit on SAT. MAY 14th in East LA.

I’ll be co-emceeing

 Tia Chucha’s 6th Annual CELEBRATING WORDS FESTIVAL on Sat. May 21st, 1-6pm

at LA Mission College in Sylmar

Facebook Event Page:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166322143420715

Later that night in East LA i’ll be MC’ing and sharing poetry at Corazon del Pueblo for the Peace & Dignity Benefit.

Performing with In Lak Ech on THURS. MAY 26th at UC Riverside for Mes de la Raza

Performing with In Lak Ech at MEChA Statewide conference on SAT. MAY 28th at Chico State.


 

I rode with  “the bumpin bici” as well as have “The Politricked Public Art Cart” as part of the May Day March.  I will also be sharing floetry at the rally at the end of the SCIC march.

Fri. March 25th, 2011  — performer and organizer of 14th Annual Mujeres de Maiz events

On March 19th in the San Fernando Valley….

Sharing at Miracosta Community College in San Diego County on March 28th, 2011, 9am

 

at NACCS Conference:

I’m honored to have been nominated to be on the Chicana Plenary on Saturday, April 2nd.

Also later that night….

and for Japan…

 

I shared  RARAMUJER at….

I was featured performer at  UC Davis on Tues February 22nd sharing for their Xicana Week

 

PAST with IN LAK ECH:

Friday, August 27th at UCLA  (11am-1pm)     – Public Affairs Bldg. Room # 2242

w/ In Lak Ech & Yosimar Reyes for Transfer Student Class my Pepe Aguilar -Hernandez

 

 

 

SOLO:

MC’ing the Chican@ Moratorium Unity Concert on Sat. August 21st, 2010

SAT. AUGUST 21st

Sharing spoken word the morning of the Los Angeles commemoration of the Chican@ Moratorium.

SAT. AUGUST 28th in L.A.

 

November 6-7, 2010   — SSGA  – Gloria Anzaldua Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Flor y Canto at South Central Farm 9/24/10
Save Ethnic Studies event at Crewest on 9/25/10

I’m organizing and performing at this one

Dia Del Maiz @ South Central Farm Center 9/29/10

 

Tucson Unified, Transformative Institute, Pg. 1
Tucson Unified, Transformative Education Institute, Pg. 2


ART EXHIBIT at Corazon del Pueblo
6/9/10: Flowers of Fire @ Corazon del Pueblo in Boyle Heights

 

JUNE 12th, 2010:  at  South Central Farm’s FARMCHELLA at new land in Buttonwillow, CA

FARMCHELLA: Festival Groundbreaking/Blessing @ SCF new land in Buttonwillow, CA

 

JUNE 19th, 2010:  at  Tia Chucha’s Annual CELEBRATING WORDS FESTIVAL at L.A. Mission College

 

April 28th (Wed) at Pitzer College  for Mujeres De Maiz Event

April 30th (Friday) at San Diego State Univ. Women’s Conf.

May 11th 12-1pm Cal Poly Pomona for Marisol L. Torres Solo Exhibit Opening

To have Felicia be involved in your event or exhibit, please email

mujrmyz@yahoo.com

 

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