Members at the Contributing level and above are invited to gather around La Botanica del Barrio, a mobile medicine cart created by artist and activist Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes.
The director of the non-profit organization Mujeres de Maiz, Montes uses the cart to share indigenous ways of healing ourselves through the use of plants and herbs. The workshop will conclude with each participant creating a personalized tea blend to take home with them.
An invitation with event details will be emailed to members at the Contributing level ($200) and above. Memberships can be purchased or renewed online. If you would like to upgrade an existing membership, please contact the Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes
Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes is a Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, academic, community and event organizer, educator, emcee, designer, poet, performer, and professor living and working in the Los Angeles area. An established Xicana cultural worker of a new generation, she is the co-founder and coordinating member of Mujeres de Maiz, In Lak Ech, and El MERCADO and has worked on various transnational art and organizing efforts.
Felicia holds a B.A from UCLA in World Arts and Cultures with a minor in Chicana/o/x Studies, a M.A in Chicana/o/x Studies from Cal State Northridge, and an M.F.A from Otis College of Art & Design in Public Practice Art. She currently serves as the founding director of Mujeres de Maiz and is a lecturer in Chicana/o Studies at Cal State LA while also consulting for various non-profits and art centers.
About Mujeres de Maiz
Mujeres de Maiz (women of the corn) was founded in 1997 as a grassroots, multimedia women’s activist organization based in East Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to bring together and empower diverse women and girls through the creation of community spaces that provide holistic wellness through education, programming, exhibition, and publishing.
About New Landscapes
New Landscapes is a series of member events that underscores the work of artists, activists, and scholars committed to pressing ecological issues in Los Angeles and around the globe. Exploring varied responses to climate, conservation, and environmental justice, New Landscapes is guided by the mission of MOCA’s Environmental Council, the first sustainability council at a major arts museum in the United States. Recent programs in this series include off-site exhibition walkthroughs with artists Beatriz Cortez and Carl Cheng, tours of Metabolic Studio and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, and a hands-on Bokashi composting workshop with Sustainable Little Tokyo.
New Landscapes is presented as part of an ongoing series of environmental programming in 2022 made possible by Nora McNeely Hurley and Manitou Fund, and guided by the work of the MOCA Environmental Council.