I just wanted to big up Hard N Da Paint, a venue that provides youth programming in East LA on Friday nights from 6-9 PM (3802 Cesar Chavez Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90063). Hard N Da Paint is a weekly workshop and cypher funded by Self Help Graphics and visual and performing artists, like Aaron of Nuia.
Well, they need our help. If possible, please go here and vote for them. Hard N Da Paint is trying to secure some funding, and they are doing it through a contest on the Pepsi Refresh Project.
If you need more convincing, just watch the video and take a look at the all the amazing work Hard N Da Paint does with youth in East LA. All it takes is a second to vote, so do your part to ensure that all youth have somewheres to go where it's safe and productive.
A Spanglish blog dedicated to the works, ruminations, and mongrel pyrotechnics of Yago S. Cura, an Argentine-American poet, translator, publisher & futbol cretin. Yago publishes Hinchas de Poesia, an online literary journal, & is the sole proprietor of Hinchas Press.