La Raíz Magazine Event - Featuring contributors of the inaugural 2021 issue, with Open Mic.

About this event
La Raíz Magazine Creative Showcase & Launch Event

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (6:30-8:30pm Pacific), via Zoom

Featuring contributors and finalists, with an open mic segment for community members, writers, and visual artists to showcase their work.

Award Announcement: La Raíz Scholarship & Community Fund

Raffle of at least one copy of La Raíz Magazine, free entry will be via the chat, at the end of the event. Any donations go to La Raíz Scholarship.

Note: This is strictly a safe-space event for all ages.

We hope you can attend to enjoy the showcase!


OPEN MIC: First five sign-ups are guaranteed a spot: OR sign up during first five minutes of the event via direct chat to the host. (No screen-sharing, but you are welcome to show an original or print of your work on video.)

ORDER A COPY of La Raíz Magazine (2021) to help support the publication and the La Raíz Scholarship & Community Fund. Orders can be placed as an add-on to your free ticket (to be shipped directly by the Editor) or you may order via a third party service at:

SUBMISSIONS: Submit poetry, stories, and visual art at:



La Raíz Magazine is a literary magazine that publishes visual art and poetry by community members, writers, and artists based in San José, California and Santa Clara County, while also welcoming work from our national and international community. La Raíz publishes work that represents a variety of perspectives, life experiences, and cultures. La Raíz consciously creates space for work by people who identify as: women and girls; members of the global majority (aka: People of Color/BIPOC); and work by people with Indigenous heritage rooted in areas that are now Mexico, Central America, and South America. Through our publication and events, we hope to promote inclusion, empathy, and connection.

La Raíz Magazine:



La Raíz Magazine (2021) is supported, in part, by Awesome Foundation San José, the CALI Accelerator Program of the Center for Cultural Innovation, Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) of Santa Clara County, and the San José Office of Cultural Affairs, and Poetry Center San José. Partner Organization: School of Arts and Culture at MHP. Community Partner: Colibrí Collective. The digital version of La Raíz Magazine will accessible to the public for free, published online by Roots Artist Registry (to be released in November 2021). The Project Director & Editor is Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo.


Cover Art: Edgar 8ahau Fernández,


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Listen to Podcast with Organizer of La Raíz Magazine Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo on the Content Podcast.