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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.


Belmont Grove (Fairmount Park) Reclaiming Coaquannock

Belmont Grove Reclaiming Coaquannock will be screened at the following site Oct. 12th, 2017, at 6m, as the Indigenous day celebration  If you can, please join the screenings and spread the word.
Perelman Building

Mexican Identity in the XXI Century (Day of the Dead)

Details:  Wednesday, November 1 at 3:30 PM - 5 PM. 


Perelman Building

2525 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130


Belmont Grove film screening at the Great Migration local screenings

Belmont Grove Reclaiming Coaquannock will be screened at the following sites with other films as part of the Great Migration and Precious Places local screenings.  If you can, please join the screenings and spread  the word.
Belmont Grove (Fairmount Park) Reclaiming Coaquannock. Produced by Ollin Yolitzli Calmecac
This film tells the story of how Belmont Plateau served as a powerful gathering space for Philadelphia's native communities from 1974-1992 and what impact the loss of that space had.


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by Dr. Radut