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CAROLINA

RUBIO MACWRIGHT BUILDING BRIDGES Photo provided by talent

arolina Rubio MacWright was born in Bogota, Colombia, but when she turned 20, she found herself in need of a safer place to call home. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Bachelors’ in Fine Art. After graduation, Carolina felt the need to understand the legal system, so she moved to Oklahoma City, where she received her Juris Doctorate Degree. Carolina has worked as an immigration attorney in Miami, Oklahoma and New York City.

What do these words mean to you?

Change/ The beauty of life. We have the power to

reinvent ourselves and the world around us. The options are endless when we realize change is inevitable and always teaches us something.

ALEGRIA/ Is what keeps us going! The best act of resistance is a joy. That is how you defeat the dark because joy is a manifestation of pure love. Latina/ As we harness our power, we realize that our identity as Latinas is truly POWERFUL.

Success/ Success is directly correlated with our power to dream. For me, it is a concept that is never still and changes as we evolve, and our surroundings change.

Community/ Change starts in our community, kind of like in the book The Alchemist. My work is building bridges in communities through art and law.

Carolina’s experience as an attorney opened her eyes to the realities of the broken American legal system. She believes that art can be the most powerful way of explaining life and is passionate about finding innovative ways to bring communities together.

Looking forward/ To finally having a platform where

Your voice/ Every single voice is important. We all have

Her program, pARTicipate, uses art to empower different communities and create a dialogue between them. She believes that -when inspirational ideas and passionate people come together, - anything is possible. Carolina lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Giving back/ This is the sauce of life. We are so blessed

After continuously falling down the trap of frustration. I realized that the strategy I was using needed to come from pure genuine love.

¿Qué significan estas palabras para ti?

Cambio/ La belleza de la vida. Tenemos el poder de

communities can come together and have the necessary conversations to propel us to a better future. I believe that love can save us, and I want to share how I envision that change.

and have so much that it is easy to forget how little others have. Working with immigrants in detention brings it home and makes me want to make sure our children understand how lucky they are.

ALEGRIA/ ¡Es lo que nos hace seguir! El mejor acto de resistencia es la ALEGRIA. Así es como derrotas a la oscuridad porque la alegría es una manifestación del amor puro.

reinventarnos y al mundo que nos rodea. Las opciones son infinitas cuando nos damos cuenta de que el cambio es inevitable y siempre nos enseña algo.

Latina/ A medida que aprovechamos nuestro poder, nos damos cuenta de que nuestra identidad como latinas es verdaderamente PODEROSA.

Éxito/ El éxito está directamente relacionado con nuestro poder para soñar. Para mí, es un concepto que nunca está inmóvil y cambia a medida que evolucionamos y nuestro entorno cambia.

Comunidad/ Donde ocurre la magia. Nos olvidamos de que estamos destinados a conectarnos. Mi trabajo es construir puentes en las comunidades a través del arte y la ley.

Con ganas de.../ Finalmente tener una plataforma

Tu voz/ Toda voz importa. Todos tenemos algo

donde las comunidades puedan unirse y tener las conversaciones necesarias para impulsarnos a un futuro mejor. Creo que el amor nos puede salvar, y quiero compartir cómo imagino ese cambio.

Dar a la comunidad/ Esta es la salsa de la vida. Somos tan bendecidos y tenemos tanto que es fácil olvidar lo poco que tienen los demás. Trabajar con inmigrantes en detención me hace comprenderlo y me motiva a asegurar que nuestros hijos comprendan qué afortunados son.

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increíblemente valioso que contribuir a este mundo. ¿Qué aprendiste este 2018?

Después de caer continuamente en la trampa de la frustración, me di cuenta de que la estrategia que estaba usando tenía que venir del puro amor genuino. Me estoy enfocando intencionalmente en el trabajo de transformación positiva.

something incredibly valuable to contribute to this world. What did you learn this 2018?

I am intentionally focusing on positive transformational work that reminds us of our resilience.

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