Jay JannerResistencia Bookstore has moved to East Cesar Chavez Street.

By Nancy Flores

Resistencia Bookstore has nurtured artists, writers and social justice activists for more than 30 years and has become a treasured part of Austin’s Latino/Chicano community.

On Aug. 2, Red Salmon Arts, the nonprofit that creates programming for Resistencia Bookstore in East Austin, will host a benefit filled with food, music and, of course, poetry.

Special guest poet Ire’ne Lara Silva, author of “Flesh to Bone,” which won the 2013 Premio Aztlan award will share her words as well as Liliana Valenzuela, author of “Codex of the Journeys/Bendito Camino.” (Full disclosure: Valenzuela is also a reporter for Ahora Sí, a Spanish-language publication of the Austin American-Statesman.)

Red Salmon Arts’ Tranformations/Transformaciones fundraiser also will also  feature music by Son Jarocho group Fandango Tejas.

Swing by Resistencia Bookstore at it’s new location on 4926 E. César Chávez St. Unit C1 at 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $7 for a chalupa plate. Snow cones and refreshments will also be for sale. Visit http://salmonrojo.tumblr.com/ for more information.