Alfonso Texidor, poet, activist, and calendar editor and columnist at El Tecolote, died on Christmas Day 2014. He left behind hundreds of friends and admirers, who will gather this Sunday to honor his memory.
The memorial will begin at noon at Cafe La Boheme on 24th street near Mission, one of Texidor’s favorite haunts. There, Danza Mexica will perform and poets will read some of their works.
At 3 p.m., the memorial will continue with a musical procession down Mission street to the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, where there will be more music, an opening ceremony and a blessing followed by a slideshow, speakers and more poetry.
Renowned Mission writer Alejandro Murguia, Chile Lindo owner Paula Tejeda and local musician Jorge Molina are among those expected to make an appearance at the memorial.
Friends have also set up a GiveForward campaign in Texidor’s memory. The campaign’s goal is to raise $2,500 to provide laptops for elderly residents who are interested in recording their life story, as well as to fund the memorial itself. The campaign, which has so far received only $50, can be found here.