After eleven years, Sol Collective celebrates purchasing of building and employees share their experiences working in the company.
On November 3rd, Sacramento celebrates the Day of the Dead in its Old Town. The event was hosted by Soul Collective. The purpose of this event is for Latinos to celebrate their own culture in Sacramento as well as for others to find value in it.
On September 9th, from 11 am to 1 pm, Sol Collective will be hosting an event called “Healing for the Homies”. This event is geared towards activists and artists whose work takes a toll on them. Tickets are $10 and the event will be at 2574 21st street.
With the events in Charlottesville, d the hurricane in Texas, it’s easy to get caught up in what’s going on in the world around you. Though it is good to keep up on how the world is doing, activists can get too caught up in other people and big issues and forget about taking care of themselves.
Healing for the Homies helps activists and artists to take a step away from the issues of the world and take some much-needed time to focus on themselves. Healing for the Homies tickets can be found here.
“Sol Collective is a non-profit organization focusing on art, culture, activism, and we have a lot of programing such as Sacramento Activist School. We have Sol Live media platform, which I am the assembly director of, and basically, we try to provide a platform and a voice to individuals who represent marginalized communities,” said Salvin Chahal, the Creative Director of Sol Collective said in a previous interview. “Our work is just rooted in basically healing the people in the best way we can, because we know right now more than ever our communities are hurting, and we don’t need to see any numbers to get a better understanding of that. We know, we can feel it in our hearts and our minds and our souls, so anything we can do to basically provide the opposite of the duality of what’s going on with everything, that what we want to do that’s what our work is rooted in; trying to heal and build community through art and activism. Two things that go hand in hand in whatever way you think when you think of art of activism.”
More information about Healing for the Homies can be found on Sol Collective’s Facebook Page.
Sol Collective now has an open art gallery open to the public until September for anyone to view. Many of the pieces are for sale and have a mix of artists from California and Mexico.
Every Wednesday evening at the Sol Collective, the Art and Activism School meets for presentations and hands-on workshops to strengthen and expand the Sacramento art and activist communities. With no cost, no experience required and free pizza, the Art and Activist School is the perfect place for aspiring activists and artists looking to get involved in hands-on activist projects and to join the community.
Wednesday evenings, 6 – 9pm
2574 21st Street
Sol Collective held a screening of “13th” and Paul Willis, the facilitator of the event, talked about what he hoped would come from the knowledge. Time will tell if what he hopes for come true.
Sol Collective is hosting a local art gallery this month called Adversus by YK La Familia. Sol Collective is an amazing hub for the community and creative mind near the state’s capital. Adversus is a show about celebrating diversity and raising awareness through the many opposite ideologies and concepts this world has to offer. The exhibit will be on display until July 31st.
Five million dollars is more money than most of us will see in a lifetime. However, six youths from Sacramento attempted to answer one simple question: “What would you do if you had five million dollars?”
Through the use of photography, video, audio, and relief prints, these youths reflected how they view Sacramento and how they would invest in the city to make it better.
The artwork is currently displayed at the Sol Collective, an art and culture center, through May 4th. The youths involved in this exhibition are Juanito Aguilar, Inderpal Benipal, Elena Calvillo, Bianca Solis, See Thao, and Quan Team. These youths are interns from Hiram Johnson High School and Health Professionals and their exhibit is entitled Youth Life: Youth in Action Multimedia Exhibition.
“The main inspiration for this work is Project Y, which is a measure for the (taxation) of marijuana (production) and what that money from the production could be used for,” says Inderpal Benipal, one of the youths participating in the multimedia exhibition.
Measure Y was voted by the City Council to be put on the ballot just this past February. Measure Y will not raise taxes but instead put a 5% tax on the manufacturing and cultivation of legal marijuana operations. If passed the money would go towards community based health, after-school, youth employment and recreation programs.
The opening reception for this multimedia exhibition was held on April 30th and two of youth interns, See Thao and Inderpal Benipal were present at the event.
“This work gave me insight into what other youths deal with. Especially as a high school senior it what as good experience,” said See Thao, another youth participating in the exhibition.
The event will continue until May 4th and can be viewed from 6-9pm to the general public. This event is also free and welcome to all.
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Sol Collective, a center which offers many programs and services to the youth and surrounding community of Sacramento, is marking its ten-year anniversary this summer. Sol Collective hosts art exhibits, music shows and workshops for area youth. The center also provides a large open space for other community gatherings such as poetry nights and community meetings.
“Whether it’s Brunch and Beats, the Global Hood Music Series, or the Sol Life record label, the aim is always to promote positivity and community building through the arts and cultural exploration,” says Andrew Bell, Marketing Director for Sol Collective. “Brunch and beats is a way for us to further connect with the community we serve.”
Sol Collective is currently featuring an art exhibit by the Trust Your Struggle collective titled “Of Love and Riots.” There are many art pieces that make this large exhibit. Along side this the center is holding the second annual Global Local Festival in September. The festival will include activism, art and culture.
“(Our) mission is to empower the community we serve through artistic expression and cultural celebration while providing a safe, creative space for youth and creators of all ages,” says Bell.
In addition to the events mentioned above and positive actions Sol Collective is arranging, the center is home to many activities and is a great place to express oneself and experience art and culture all in a protected space.
Anyone interested in Sol Collective and any future events they are holding, their Facebook can be found at their Sol Collective Art Culture and Activism page.
Furthermore, Sol Collective is hosting Global Local Music Series presents: Live Afro-beat w/Zongo Junction on Wednesday, August 5th at 8:30pm and also Global Local Music Series presents La Misa Negra on Friday, August 7th at 8:30pm.
The Sol Collective Center hosted an event “Brunch and Beats” on Sunday, July 26th. The even featured live music, food and an art exhibit entitled “Of Love & Riots” by the Trust Your Struggle artist collective.
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