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SOMArts Cultural Center: Community Memorial for René Yañez
July 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SOMArts’ beloved Día de los Muertos curator and pioneer of the Chicano arts movement, Rene Yanez, passed away on May 29, leaving a huge hole in the hearts of many in the Bay Area.
To offer space to grieve together and share memories of René’s unparalleled work in the community, SOMArts will host a memorial with René’s friends and family members on Sunday, July 8 from 1:00–4:00 pm. All are welcome to honor René at this community memorial with performance tributes, refreshments, and a community altar. René’s artwork will be on view, and the Great Tortilla Conspiracy will print René-themed tortillas for guests. Please bring memories to share and items to contribute to the altar.