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“Helping Hands Over The Border Project”

September 28th, 2014 Meme from F&F set out to do an event in Tijuana Mexico. After Meme’s latest adventure to Tj, she decided she wanted to do some type of charity event for the youth of the city. Meme found help from a local Tj artist that goes by the name of Tfour.

Tfour found the location and helped organize by getting all the kids together for this event. System Krush is an organization helping spread the positive message of music to youth all the way in West Africa as well as world wide. System Krush was a physical sponsor for the “Helping Hands Over The Border Project”.

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We also had a free raffle giveaway for everyone that wanted to participate. We had free clothing, skate boards, decks, wheels and much more donated to the kids and teens at our event.

Thank you to our sponsors: Ironlak, System Krush, Lurk Hard, Bandit 1sm, Mahfia Tv, Low Card Magazine, Smog City, Saba Anna Swim wear. and everyone that donated to this event!

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Crossing the border into Tj on foot while carrying all the donated goods. Meme hurt her knee messing around. Each person helped carry so much we were all rushing to get to the cabs and head to our hotel. Artist Beth Emmerich got very sick and was unable to help with the event the next day.

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We were making friends while in line at the border on our way back into California.

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The children where so grateful of all the gifts they had received!! THANK YOU to everyone contributed to the youth in Tijuana Mexico.

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“STAYING TRUE ” Print Show From The Women Of Few &Far

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“STAYING TRUE” WOMEN OF FEW AND FAR GROUP PRINT SHOW TO OPEN AT SOL-COLLECTIVE IN SACRAMENTO

The women from Few and Far are coming together this September to bring their art indoors for an all print show in Sacramento. Hailing from Miami, New York and around the West Coast (including Sacramento), this group of 13 women will be showing a collection of framed prints priced under $300. Few and Far have created murals around the world and have several notable large painted walls in Sacramento. The group show; Staying True will be held at Sol Collective – a non-profit community art center focused on culture and activism – located at 2574 21st st in Midtown Sacramento opening for Second Saturday on September 13th from 6-10pm and will be on view through October 9th.

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Mud Bay Mural in Seattle

Few and Far Teamed up with Mudbay to do a mural in down town Seattle With artist Jonathan Wakuda Ficher & John Osgood.

Many Thanks to MudBay, Uptown Art Walk, Art Primo for the paint sponsor! Sakte Like a girl, Diamond Parking for donating the lot and Michael Tsay For photos.
Also thank you to 179 & Merlot for all your hard work making this event run so well!

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Once a Mission Girl, Always a Mission Girl

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“Once A Mission Girl, Always A Mission Girl” from SV De-Bug on Vimeo.

13 year old Ana Nicole diosdado Gonzalez is a young aspiring photographer. With her family facing eviction from her childhood home of 14 years, she takes us down a walk through 24th Street, catching photos of what will become memories of a neighborhood that she is forced to leave.
Like many families, artists, and children who’ve built the Mission District to what it’s culture has become, a lot of them are facing eviction.

“All the “creative cities” that have managed to successfully destroy and/or evict their working class have ultimately been condemned to doom. And soon, they will wake up to an ocean of sameness.- An excerpt from Guillermo Gomez Pena’s “A Heartfelt Letter To Rene Yanez and The SF arts Community”

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Ages Served
Girls ages 9 to 24; Afterschool 9 to 14

Description
Mission Girls is an afterschool and summer program targeted to Latina girls. Activities include homework help, journal writing, reading groups, creative writing workshops, career exploration, health education workshops, cooking classes, sports and fitness, cultural arts and crafts, ethnic dance, and participation in cultural community events and outings.

Mission Girls’ Young Queens on the Rise program is a gender specific group for girls that have been involved in the Juvenile Justice System, or for those who engage in “at-risk” behaviors. The girls are either court mandated or referred by an agency or community member. The goal is to promote self esteem, enhance academic performance, develop leadership abilities, anti-violence education, and empower young women to make positive choices in their lives. The group is also linked with an Intensive Case Management component which is part of the Mission Girls center. The program hosts All-Nighters twice a month on Fridays, an alternative event for “at-risk” girls to begin their weekend on a positive path.

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Mission Girls provides Intensive Case Management for girls ages 13 and up, who have been involved in the Juvenile Justice System, who engage in “at-risk” behavior, and/or have low academic performance. Case managers require at least two one-on-one meetings with clients for one hour minimum, depending on their level. The services offered are court and youth advocacy, goal development, school visits, home visits, and life skills training.

Social Media Links:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/aganaconganas
IG: http://instagram.com/dj_agana
TW: https://twitter.com/dj_agana

Vanessa Solari Espinoza
3Digital Artist Compositor
vanessa-sol-espinoza.com
vanessa.sol.espinoza@gmail.com
3809 Brown Ave. Oakland Ca 94619
(510)395-6949

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