The event benefits Las Fotos Project, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides Eastside teenage girls with photography mentoring programs designed to build their self-confidence, connect them with their community, and teach them the importance of advocating for social change.
The event is held in commemoration of the March 8 International Women’s Day. According to a press release, “Viva La Muxer will celebrate the creativity and spirit of women that have contributed to history and those working for a more promising future.”
This year the event’s theme is “Boss Lady” and will include a special ceremony honoring women leaders who have paved the way for a new generation of women entrepreneurs through personal empowerment, innovative developments, and social action.
The event’s all-women lineup includes over 250 musicians, dancers, artists, vendors and local leaders.
Las Fotos Project’s “Viva La Muxer” Art & Music Benefit Festival will take place Saturday, March 10 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m at Plaza de la Raza, 3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles.
Photo above: perfomers at the ‘Viva La Muxer’ 2017 festival at Plaza de la Raza. All photos by Calvin B. Alagot