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Saber es Poder (Knowledge is Power): Latinx Leadership & Advocacy

Saber es Poder (Knowledge is Power): Latinx Leadership & Advocacy is a 3-part series focusing on Latinx leadership, activism, and self-exploration as a way to create social change. Participants will have the opportunity to explore both historical and contemporary activism through art within the Latinx community. A wide variety of speakers will share their stories and work to spark inspiration that participants can carry into their own personal lives and leadership!

Each episode will feature different speakers. We highly encourage participants to attend all 3 episodes, but attendance at all 3 is not required.

EPISODE 1: Taking Down a Dictatorship One Thread At a Time: Chilean Women’s Resistance & Artivism

  • Tuesday, May 4th from 4:00-5:30 pm

  • Dr. Alicia del Campo, Professor of Spanish at California State University, Long Beach, will lead us in learning about the lived experiences of Chilean citizens throughout the brutal seventeen year Pinochet regime and how the cultural art of arpillera-making and Chilean women’s activism helped document their individual and collective stories of resistance, expose the cruelty of the government and ultimately topple a dictatorship.

EPISODE 2: Archiving Stories of Existence & Resistance: Latinx Artivism Panel

  • Tuesday, May 11th from 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Join us for a conversation with musician and activist Taina Asili, poet and social entrepreneur Kim Guerra, and visual artist and illustrator Gabriela Alemán as they showcase their artwork, share how their art connects to their leadership, identity, and activism, and answer questions from the audience.

EPISODE 3: Siguiendo el Cambio: Latinx Leadership, Making Change and Me

  • Tuesday, May 18th from 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Join a conversation and activity facilitated by Dr. Jennifer “Jenni” Batchelder, a Chicana leadership educator from Florida State University. Her main focus is on Latinx leadership, generativity, and helping students apply this within their own communities.Through reflection and discussion, Jenni will help us look inward and explore how we can take inspiration from the speakers and stories in episodes 1 & 2 and use our talents, skills, and voice to advocate for positive change in our communities.

Register on the Saber es Poder webpage to receive Zoom details.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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