The Things That Do Not Burn
The Things That Do Not Burn // Las Cosas Que No Se Queman
Last December The Hearth and De La Raíz worked together to offer an evening of stories and songs in the wake of the Almeda fires. Focused on tales of resiliency, The Things That Do Not Burn/Las Cosas Que No Se Queman presented six stories by local Spanish and English speaking residents. This unique community event, hosted by Mark Yaconelli and Erica Ledesma, is now available to watch at your convenience with translations in both Spanish and English.
So many of our neighbors are still suffering from the destruction of recent fires. We hope that this event will continue to inspire all of us to respond with care and generosity.
Matilde Arias and her mother always been close. When she was 12, her mom was diagnosed with cancer. Chemotherapy saved her life, but after entering remission, she had a stroke. As her mother worked to regain her mobility, Matilde took on the role as the second adult...
Raul Tovar – Co-founder of Noche de Cuentos Project
Raul Tovar During my six month trip in Mexico, a special moment took place in a magical mountain village along the Sierra Madre mountain range in Oaxaca. My younger brother was visiting me during my stay in Mexico and after some eventful days in Puerto Vallarta,...
Bianca Ballará, First-Gen Cuban American, Latinx Activist, Artist
Bianca BallardMusic, dancing, food, and family were wealth for my grandparents, teachings I was exposed to at a very young age. All of my grandparents were campesinos (farmers). When I remember them, I think about the Cuban sugar cane fields all sharp green-rising...