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The mission of OLLIN YOLIZTLI CALMECAC is to investigate, understand and raise awareness of the MEXICAYOTL culture, which flourished in Mexico prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1492.  

Storyville - Native Voices with members of Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac

A screening and discussion in collaboration with The Free Library’s One Book, One Philadelphia; a citywide program engaging Philadelphians in readings and discussions around a single book, this year’s novel is There, There by Tommy Orange.
Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac uses dance and music to highlight indigenous history and the retention of cultural heritage in the context of modern immigration. How is movement a site for memory, on what terms can we call the body an archive? Presentation of media and audio by members of OYC with discussion to follow.

Philadelphia Indigenous Peoples Day

Come to celebrate the 9th annual Philadelphia Indigenous Day at Bartram's Garden on Oct. 14th, 2019

Sunrise ceremony and event start at 10 am till 3 pm 

Our funders

From 2010-2020, OYC is funded by The  Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which is committed to assisting the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts under the proram: Program Stream. In 2013, we received the support of Bread & Roses, through the Oppurtunity Fund.   From 2003 to 2010, Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac has been funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, in the category of Perserving Diverse Cultures.


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by Dr. Radut