We are a vibrant cultural center who curates and hosts gatherings and events that support social justice movements; and center Black, Indigenous, Latinx, queer & trans folx, and women of color culture leaders. We partner with Equality Arizona, Aliento AZ, ReFrame Youth Arts Center, Mass Liberation AZ, and No More Deaths to offer support for place-based organizations to build leadership and collaborate with those toward direct action. We support artists of the global majority dedicated to racial and migrant justice, including Manu Chao, Ana Tijoux, Olmeca, Martha Gonzales, Virginia Grise, Shining Soul, Hojarasca, Logan Phillips, Los Cambalache, Entre Mujeres, and Simon Ortiz. We freely donate the space and our resources to support cultural work in the borderlands.
Upcoming Public Cultural Events
(All events serve wine | Garden seating | Heaters | Blankets)
In collaboration with social justice grassroots organizations, we present political performance and poetry each month. Join us for a themed Open Mic Night hosted by Aliento, a youth focused organization that provides community healing through art.
We believe sharing a meal with new friends can feed a person’s soul, as well as their hunger. Community members, staff members and guests come together to share stories, learn histories and share food.
Each month we feature a film directed by a BIPOC artist that grapples with socially engaged subject matter. We invite local scholars and activists to share their understanding of the film’s themes and message and the ways they connect to Arizona / US politics.
International and local concerts in the garden.
Meet artists working on political issues from across the world.
Museums & Galleries
Visit the world class Desert Botanical Garden and Heard Museum. Phoenix Art Museum, ASU Art Museum and Pueblo Grande Museum.