Dia De Los Muertos Festival Community Altar

Posted on Oct 14, 2017
Dia De Los Muertos Festival Community Altar

Honoring our ancestors and those who have recently passed is an important tradition in our culture. We remember and honor them by dedicating a special day of the year for them. On November 2nd we go to their cemeteries, light up our altars and decorate them with photos of our passed loved ones, candles, flowers […]

Get Ready for Más!

Posted on Sep 23, 2017
Get Ready for Más!

Más Last Thursday night at Xico, Inc., playwright Milta Ortiz shared her experiences and process on writing the script for Más.  She wasn’t sure if anyone would want to do this play because it’s very Chicano but she knew it needed to be done.  It addresses our collective consciousness and redemptive remembrances. She had come […]

Presenting “Más” by Borderlands Theater

Posted on Sep 8, 2017
Presenting “Más” by Borderlands Theater

It’s been a monumental collective effort to bring Borderlands Theater for the first time to Phoenix! The Cultural Coalition has partnered for the first time with Xico, Inc., CALA and ASU’s Performance in the Borderlands.   We are all working together to present “Más,” a performance about the attack and removal of the Mexican American Studies […]

Celebrating Earth Day! Fundraising for the Arts!

Posted on Apr 18, 2017
Celebrating Earth Day!  Fundraising for the Arts!

Fundraising is always a challenge for small grass roots arts organizations such as ours The Cultural Coalition.  We count on the support of our generous patrons and supporters to provide cultural arts celebrations and workshops in our community. At our last Retreat, our Board Consultant Dr. Melanie Ohm suggested we tackle a few small but effective […]

Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Posted on Nov 3, 2016
Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Mikiztli [mee-keesh-tleeh]  and its history can be found tracing far back into Anáhuac, the original name of pre-colonial Meso America. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the indigenous peoples had no word for death in the Náhuatl language. We viewed death as a transition from this life to the next, called Mikiztli, a transformation or […]