The Ford Presents Solidarity for Sanctuary celebrating the music of Selena with performances by Omar Apollo, Las Cafeteras, San Cha and more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Solidarity for Sanctuary digital festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Ford theater! RSVP to this free event here and watch all the sensational action live via Facebook and / or YouTube from the comfort of your home.

Co-curated by grassroots organizers, the Solidarity for Sanctuary festival brings together some of our favorite Latinx artists, including a world-premiere collaboration between Omar Apollo and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic! Additional performances include: Las Cafeteras, Lido Pimienta, San Cha, La Doña and poet Yosimar Reyes and more.

The celebration will honor — Selenathe Queen of Tejano music — and all artists will perform their own renditions of hit Selena songs, including “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “Amor Prohibido,” “Como La Flor,” and “Dreaming of You.”

For those that want to keep the party going! Don’t miss out on the after-party with ZURI ADIA and the LATENIGHTLAGGERS. The party will be going off on Zoom!

San Cha | Photo by Farah Sosa

Panel Discussion

The Solidarity for Sanctuary festival at the Ford will draw attention to the importance of voting, immigrant rights, and Black and Brown solidarity. Panel conversations will star an impressive lineup of women of color featuring:

Jessica Matos — Campaign Operations Manager, Global Editorial & Publishing at Netflix

Leslie C. Antonoff — Executive Producer (Butter + BROWN, IDK Podcast), Writer, Media Personality & Owner of The Hautemommie Brand

Maiya Norton — Marketing Strategy, North America at Netflix

Mariah Carrillo — Photographer, Podcast Host/Producer (So I Got Fired), and Creative

Community Organizations

Additionally, the Solidarity for Sanctuary festival will highlight Las Fotos Project, a community-based nonprofit organization that inspires teenage girls through photography, mentorship, and self-expression. Viewers can also learn about rafa esparza and Cassils’ latest collaborative project In Plain Sight, as well as No Us Without You — an organization providing food security for undocumented Back of House staff and their families, who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Virtual Marketplace

Attendees will also have the chance to shop at the Virtual Marketplace. As part of the Solidarity for Sanctuary festival, attendees can shop from a variety of local vendors in the Black and Brown communities. Shoppers will receive 10-20% off with a special discount code.

Learn how to harness your voice in the fight for justice and tune into the Solidarity for Sanctuary digital festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 4pm.


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