Join instructor, Felecia Montes of Mujeres de Maiz inside Sika’s Spiritual Oasis as you will gain lots of knowledge on creating your own herbal remedies. Discover the secret to making herbal teas, tinctures, salves, formulations and more!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Felicia Montes is a Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, academic, community and event organizer, educator, designer, poet, performer, professor living and working in the Los Angeles area. She believes art is a tool for education, empowerment and transformation and has translated her passion for art and social justice as co-founder and coordinating member of two groundbreaking creative women’s collectives, Mujeres de Maiz and In Lak Ech. Felicia creates work based on social and spiritual change as she works on the front lines of activism and organizing. Known throughout the Los Angeles area as an established Xicana cultural worker of a new generation, she has worked with most of the key arts and cultural centers and social service agencies in the greater East Los Angeles area including Self Help Graphics, Proyecto Pastoral and the United Farm Workers. She has been influential in Los Angeles transnational art and organizing efforts including work with the Zapatistas, Peace & Dignity Journeys, and La Red Xicana Indigena. Having organized and performed in hundreds of cultural events, conferences, classrooms and protests for many artists and social justice causes, her current focus is on her own visual and multimedia art performances and creations. Felicia holds a B.A from UCLA in World Arts & Cultures with a minor in Chican@ Studies, an M.A in Chican@ Studies from Cal State Northridge and an MFA in Public Practice Art from Otis College of Art & Design.