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XOB: Encuentro de Maíz

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

For thousands of years, maiz has been a foundation of life, creation stories, ceremony as well the base of the diet and nutrition consumed by inhabitants of diverse lands throughout present-day occupied americas. Mesoamerica, (present-day) Mexico, and the subsequent cultures that have transformed, survived, and persisted would exist and can’t be understood without maiz. Corn has been inextricably intertwined with the worldview of indigenous peoples, and still is.

On March 23 + 24, we will be organizing a multi-media, community and City of Austin grant-funded event with the main goal of bringing together people from old austin, surrounding regions within tejas, and Mexico to connect them through their important work with maiz. XOB encuentro de maiz will highlight families and tortillerxs with historic roots in tejas, chefs who are preserving ancestral traditions through their food + new interpretations, and feature activists bringing awareness to the injustices and oppression indigenous people have been battling for centuries (and continue to) at the hands of colonization.

Activities will include:
+ Feria de Maíz e intercambio
+ Platicas c/ Q+A, panel w guest speakers (tbc)
+ Documentary screening
+ Musica
+ Corn doll class
+ Gallery/Exhibit
+ más

23 March 2024 @ NEPANTLA, USA, 1209i E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702
11:30 AM – 6 PM

24 March 2024 @ CASA DE RESISTENCIA BOOKSTORE, 2000 Thrasher Lane, Austin, TX 78741
11 AM – 5 PM


March 23
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


1209 E Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Performance Type
Music, Film, Visual Arts, Festival, Class or Workshop