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Gala Calenda 2023

On December 13th, we hosted our second ever gala, shining a spotlight on the celebration of culture and community, showcasing our commitment to the people.

We infused the vibrant traditions of the Oaxacan calenda relishing the flavors of classic sweet mole, tlayudas, and spicy chapulines, all while dancing the night away to native melodies.

El Viejon y Su Banda La Retumbona

Performers

Calenda Remedios de Valdeflores

Danza De Dos Diablos Santa Rosa Caxtlahuaca

We are honored to be the recipients of official proclamations, and proud to announce that December 13th has been designated as Lived Experiences Day.

Office of California Senator Catherine Blakespear

Office of San Diego County District 3 Supervisor Terra Lawson Remer.

Speakers

Ami, is Payómkawichum from the Rincon Band, serves as the executive director of ATAAXUM POMKWAAN. With over 20 years of experience as a trained teacher developing culturally responsive curriculums using a mental health framework 

On November 7, 2000, Mayor Esther Sanchez made history by becoming the first Latina elected to the Oceanside City Council. Additionally, she holds the distinction of being the first woman and Latina to secure the position of mayor in the city's history.

Erica Alfaro is an International Keynote Speaker, Award-Winning Author, and Educational Advocate. She received global recognition when her graduation pictures went viral and made headlines worldwide. 

Thank you Sponsors!

We extend a sincere thank you to our amazing volunteers, esteemed guests, inspirational speakers, valued partners, and generous sponsors. 

Monte Alban

Mitla

Juquila