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The Salinas Project

posted Jan 13, 2014, 3:38 PM by BHC East Salinas   [ updated Jan 13, 2014, 3:42 PM ]

Here is the trailer for The Salinas Project by Carolyn Brown that highlights the struggles of youth in Salinas and their resiliency to get to where they are right now. The young leaders in this film have at one point or another been involved with East Salinas Building Healthy Communities trying to bring about change to the community they love. These exceptional community leaders have taken different paths; however, they continue to change the narrative of Salinas through various means. One of the youth featured in the this film is continuing to work towards obtaining her B.A., another young leader has begun a new chapter in her life by studying abroad in Puerto Rico, while another has become part of a renowned Regional Mexican group This film captures but a small glimpse of the hardships faced by youth in our community,yet demonstrates the magnitude of their resilience. 

reAlisal: Stories de Acosta Plaza

posted Jan 13, 2014, 11:07 AM by BHC East Salinas   [ updated Jan 13, 2014, 11:08 AM ]

                                                   reAlisal: Stories de Acosta Plaza  

Baktun12 will be showcasing their ongoing series of “reAlisal: Stories de Acosta Plaza” written by Luis “xago” Juarez at the Alisal Center for the Fine Arts on January 16th to January 25th. This piece includes interviews as well as anecdotes of current and past residents that have resided in that community are represented throughout this play. 

The story follows a young man discovering the value of his community through the experiences of his family, friends and neighbors. Along the way he encounters what it was like to grow up in his neighborhood, that at times was plagued by inequity and misrepresentation but enriched by lessons of survival and success.

What a great way of highlighting the experiences of our community through such an artistic medium! We hope to see more showcases displaying the value of youth to Salinas. Congratulations to Baktun12 for their commitment in uplifting the stories of East Salinas! 

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