An Evening with “Inocente”

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Feather River Academy, Boyd Hall
1895 Lassen Boulevard, Yuba City
Tickets are $20 – Buy them online below


On Thursday, October 16, the Alliance for Hispanic Advancement and Yuba Sutter Arts will screen the Academy Award™-winning documentary “Inocente” and welcome the subject of the film, Latina artist Inocente Izucar, to Yuba City for a panel discussion about homelessness and hope. This remarkable young woman’s story of survival and transformation through artistic expression is one that should resonant deeply in the community.

The event will be held at Boyd Hall, with doors opening at 6:30 pm, on the campus of Feather River Academy, 1895 Lassen Boulevard, Yuba City.

Following the showing of the 30-minute film, Inocente Izucar will participate in a panel discussion with community leaders and elected officials, including U.S. Congressman John Garamendi, Yuba City Mayor John Buckland, Marysville Deputy Police Chief Aaron Easton and Yuba-Sutter Continuum of Care’s Miles Johnson.

Vera And David At KUBAListen to the October 13 KUBA interview with AHA Board Member Vera Correa and YSA president David Read. Click on this link: Inocente 10-13-2014

Sutter County Supervisor Jim Whiteaker will emcee the evening. “I first saw the film “Inocente” at a conference last year and knew that we had to bring her to our community to speak. In spite of being the product of a broken home, an abusive father and her experiences as a homeless immigrant, her message is so positive and full of life,” said Whiteaker.

Inocente’s is a very personal coming of age story about her determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, she refused to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by being an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for nine years. Inocente’s story is about the transformative power of art and offers a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America: children. The hope in her story proves that the hand she was dealt did not define her. Rather, her dreams did. “Being homeless doesn’t mean you wake up on the street every day. It means always moving between shelters, friends’ houses and apartments that you get evicted from. Nothing every feels like home,” she said.

The doors open at 6:30 and the film will begin at 7 followed immediately by a panel discussion. Samples of Inocente’s art will be displayed so plan to arrive early. All tickets are $20, with proceeds shared by the two non-profits. Tickets are available by calling (530) 713-2456 or (530) 749-8065 or by purchasing below.

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