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THE 8TH NATIONAL CONFERNCE IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT FROM:

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nalac board of directors NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW

CHAIRPERSON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance Bronx, NY

NALAC

Charles Rice-González

VICE CHAIRPERSON Maribel Alvarez

The Southwest Center University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

TREASURER Ernest Bromley

Bromley Communications San Antonio, TX

María López de Leon San Antonio, TX

Carmen Castellano

Castellano Family Foundation Saratoga, CA

Abel López

GALA Hispanic Theater Washington, DC

Rosalba Rolón Pregones Theater Bronx, NY

Christine Ortega Southwest Airlines San Antonio, TX

Evonne Gallardo Self Help Graphics Los Angeles, CA

Anthony Garcia El Centro Su Teatro Denver, CO

Jennifer Mendez

Mattie Rhodes Center Kansas City, MO

F. Javier Torres

The Boston Foundation Boston, MA

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PHILADELPHIA CONFERENCE HOST COMMITTEE NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW

Veronica Castillo-Perez

Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc.

Carmen Febo San Miguel Taller Puertorriqueño

Magda Martinez Fleisher Art Memorial

Emilio Buitrago Casa de Venezuela

Matilde Duenas

Mexican Cultural Center

Jasmin Dottin

Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc.

Michelle A. Ortiz

Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation

Tony Rocco

Photography Without Borders

James Claiborne

Edgardo Gonzalez

Andrea Townrow

Cecilia Bonilla

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Mexican Cultural Center

Alice Santana

Artistas y Músicos Latinoamericanos (AMLA)

Cynthia Hernandez Taller Puertorriqueño

Taller Puertorriqueño

Mexican Cultural Center

Eric Cortes

WWSI Telemundo Philadelphia

Graziela DiNuzzo-D’Amelio

2012 Philadelphia NALAC Conference Coordinator

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD

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It’s a deep pleasure to welcome you to the 8th NALAC National Conference, our first one on the east coast! And what a joy that we are in the amazingly beautiful and culturally rich city of Philadelphia. This conference is the one time that our Latino arts field comes together to show our might in being artmakers, thinkers and presenters. With this year’s theme, Seizing the Moment NOW, we celebrate our accomplishments, take stock of how we arrived at this moment in time and see the new foundation from which we will create a powerful future for the Latino arts field. Philadelphia is known for its arts and culture and the city has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city. The city also has a vibrant Latino population and the Latino arts scene is vast and expanding. The host committee has worked with the conference planning committee for the last year to prepare a conference that will make NALAC, the field and the city proud. I am always bowled over by the tenacity, vision and strength of our executive director, Maria López de León in working with the stellar staff to attend to the details and scope of the conference. The conference producer, Dan Guerrero and his local counterpart Graziella Damelio are also to be acknowledged for all their work, as is Magda Martinez and Veronica Castillo Perez, the host committee Co-chairs, and the vibrant host committee whose love and pride in Philadelphia has helped to shape this into a wonderful offering of events and activities. Also, a very special thanks to NALAC’s dynamic board of directors. As we travel from different points of the country and connect with our cultural familia in Philly we delight in NALAC’S successes like the NALAC Fund for the Arts, our acclaimed Leadership Institute and regional workshops, and share the news of new in-roads in advocacy. Just as NALAC has much to celebrate, so does the Latino arts field, which continues to grow across the country and has triumphed during a challenging economy by creating innovative ways to make and present art. But that spirit of triumph is interwoven into who we are as Latinos and that leads me to believe that our collective creative future is bright! Have an amazing experience in Philadelphia.

Charles Rice-González Chair of the Board

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MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to Philadelphia! On behalf of the board and staff of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, I am delighted to welcome you to NALAC’s Eighth National Conference. This conference is about the Latino arts field Seizing the Moment Now and assuming our roles as leaders of this nation’s changed cultural environment. This gathering will reinforce leadership, professional development, and cultural equity as the path to a 21st century arts landscape that fully embraces the participation of the diverse Latino arts and culture field. The Conference will bring you four days of education, exchange, and networking through a series of educational sessions, panel discussions, exhibitions, and performances. You will enjoy performances by dynamic Latino artists and access to inspiring conversations as well as exciting tours that will take you into the heart of Philly’s vibrant Latino communities. We chose Philadelphia as the site for NALAC’s first national conference on the East Coast because of its commitment to arts and culture. We are delighted to be working with a Philadelphia Host Committee that has poured its heart and soul into creating a unique Philadelphia conference experience. We thank the many organizations and artists for their support, time, and commitment to make the NALAC conference a success. I especially want to acknowledge the Host Committee Co-chairs, Magda Martinez, and Veronica Castillo Perez, for their guidance and enthusiasm. I thank the NALAC board Chair, Charles Rice Gonzalez and the entire board of directors for their support, vision, and tireless advocacy on behalf of the national community of Latino artists and organizations. I owe many thanks to the NALAC staff for their dedication and incredible work. Enjoy the conference, enjoy Philadelphia, and let’s continue our artistic and cultural journey together! Sincerely,

María López De León Executive Director

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PROCLAMATION

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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María Hinojosa Journalist

For 25 years, María Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience. She is the first Latina to anchor a Frontline report, and this project, “Lost in Detention” aired in October 2011, sparking public engagement and conversation on issues of immigration and detention on Capitol Hill and in the mainstream and Spanish language media. Hinojosa interviewed dozens of notable Latinos for Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ “The Latino List” which premiered on HBO in September 2011. Her latest project “America by the Numbers” premiered in September on PBS. She is the recipient of the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Radio Award.

Quiara Alegría Hudes Playwright

Quiara Alegría Hudes received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful. Previously, her play Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue was a Pulitzer Finalist, and her most recent work, The Happiest Song Plays Last will premiere next season at The Goodman Theatre. Hudes wrote the book to the Broadway musical In the Heights, which premiered off-Broadway and earned the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. On Broadway, In the Heights received the Tony Award for Best Musical, a Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical, and was named a Pulitzer Finalist. Hudes was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she recently returned to receive a Resolution from the City of Philadelphia. Her first play was produced in the tenth grade by Philadelphia Young Playwrights, where she now serves as a board member and mentor to other young writers.

E. Carmen Ramos

Smithsonian American Art Museum Curator for Latino Art

Dr. E. Carmen Ramos is Curator for Latino Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Previously as a staff member and independent curator, she curated exhibitions at The Newark Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, and other institutions. Her upcoming exhibition, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art (2013),” will present and interpret major works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s pioneering collection of Latino art. 7 NALAC MAGAZINE-template-bio actualizadas-correcion #3.indd 8

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Preserving Diverse Cultures Division at Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome to Philly! Reception and Performances

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012 VENDOR EXHIBITOR AREA OPEN

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Diálogo 365: CARPE DIEM @ Art at City Hall

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Evening Performances at the Prince Theater

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. General Session Seizing the Moment NOW -Dr. E. Carmen Ramos Latino Arts and Cultures: A Survey of the Nation

10:45 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. After Hours at the Loews: Latino Film Screenings

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Art and Social Activism Latino Leadership at Public Art Agencies Workshop: Cultivating Individual Donors 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon Keynote -Quiara Alegría Hudes Performances 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Collaborative Mural Activity 2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monoprint Workshop Location: Fleisher Art Memorial 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cultural Scholars Roundtable Latinos in Foundations Latino Arts and Culture Under Oppressive Conditions National Latino Theatre Alliance 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Contemporary Forms of Public Art Conversations with Latino US Artists Fellows Workshop: Developing Relationships with Corporate Sponsors 7 NALAC MAGAZINE-template-bio actualizadas-correcion #3.indd 9

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 VENDOR EXHIBITOR AREA OPEN

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Early Bird Roundtable Conversations 9:00 a.m. –11:45 a.m Monoprint Workshop Location: Fleisher Art Memorial 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m Workshop: Teaching Poetry & Spoken Word 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m Cultural Critics & Writers Reporting Back Children of the Field Developing Latino Art Spaces 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Collaborative Mural Activity 10:45 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Multicultural Panel: Building Community Across Cultures Master Artist as Mentor Diálogo 365: The Conversation Continues 8 10/5/12 5:22 PM


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Preserving Diverse Cultures Division at the Loews

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Philadelphia Te Ama Community Tours Philly Bohemia Muralismo en Philadelphia Latino Visual Art Exhibitions in the City 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Roundtable Conversations Performance Showcases Workshop: Transcultural Chicana Strategies for Producing in Mexico Preserving Diverse Cultures Division at Asian Arts Initiative 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. “Illuminate Me” Exhibition by Las Gallas and Reception at Asian Arts Initiative 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. NALAC Lifetime Achievement Awards and Performances Location: Penn Museum 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. After Hours at the Loews Open Mic and Late Night Music Jam

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote -María Hinojosa NALAC Lifetime Achievement Award and Performances Location: Taller Puertorriqueño 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Theater in Motion – Creating Collectively Workshop 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NALAC Next Generation Leadership Development Art, Social Change and Democracy 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner on your own 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Evening Grand Performance NALAC and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Present Ozomatli 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. La Gran Desvelada

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012 10:0 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Despedida and Conference Reports by Discipline

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012 VENDOR EXHIBITOR AREA OPEN

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Early Bird Roundtable Conversations 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 a.m Collaborative Mural Activity 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m General Session Latino Thought Leaders 9 NALAC MAGAZINE-template-bio actualizadas-correcion #3.indd 10

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome to Philly! Reception and Ceremony - Welcome by NALAC & Philadelphia Host Committee - Proclamation by Mayor Michael Anthony Nutter - Performances by: Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol Johnny Cruz Latin Band Ensemble

11:15 am – 12:30 pm Washington A, 3rd Floor Art and Social Activism Four artists will discuss strategies and practices for linking arts, culture and social justice in a way that does not use the arts as a tool but as an integral practice of community building. How do we advance the dialogue and support artistic practice and cultural participation as an essential aspect of a democratic society? - Quique Aviles, Poet and Performer - Michelle Angela Ortiz, Visual Artist & Community Arts Educator - Graciela Sanchez, Executive Director, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center - Jesus Barraza, Activist Printmaker and Graphic Artist - Moderator: Marlene Ramirez Cancio, Associate Director of Arts & Media, NYU Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Loews Hotel, 2nd Floor

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012 7:30 am (Move-In) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Vendor/Exhibitor Area Open Loews Hotel, Washington Room Foyer 3rd Floor

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Loews Hotel, 2nd Floor 9:00 am – 11:00 am Commonwealth Hall, 2nd Floor Opening Ceremony and Welcome - Blessing by Fuego Nuevo- Meso American Indigenous Blessing - Welcome by Charles Rice-Gonzalez, NALAC Board Chairperson and María López De León, NALAC Executive Director - Welcome by Philadelphia Host Committee Co-Chairs Magda Martinez and Veronica Castillo Perez Welcome by Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett Master of Ceremonies Dr. Tomás Ybarra Frausto, Independent Scholar Seizing the Moment NOW Opening Keynote by Dr. E. Carmen Ramos, Curator for Latino Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum Latino Arts & Cultures: A Survey of the Nation Contemporary artists challenge and redefine the themes, priorities and ideas that are shaping the meaning and evolution of Latino cultural production. How do these artists alter the coordinates between aesthetics, politics, institutional and community-based practices in effort to generate new models for creative thinking? - Dafnis Prieto, MacArthur Fellow, Drummer, Composer and Educator - Rodrigo Toscano, Award-winning Experimental Poet, Playwright and Labor Activist - Ana Teresa Fernandez, Award-winning Visual Artist - Moderator: Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Writer and Executive Director, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance 11:00 am - 11:15 am Break

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Loews Hotel CONCURRENT SESSIONS

11:15 am – 12:30 pm Washington B, 3rd Floor Latino Leaders at Public Arts Agencies This is a conversation with three Latino leaders at public arts agencies discussing changes and new trends in public arts funding. Executive Directors of three agencies in the Southwest will discuss how a demographically and politically changed landscape has impacted their funding practices. Are they advocating for funding policies that provide equity to a majority Latino arts community? - Roberto Bedoya, Executive Director, Tucson Pima Arts Council - Felix Padrón, Executive Director, San Antonio Office of - Cultural Affairs - Betty Rivera, Director, City of Albuquerque Cultural - Services Department - Moderator: Mario Garcia Durham, Executive Director, Association of Performing Arts Presenters 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Commonwealth A1, 2nd Floor Cultivating Individual Donors Workshop Whether you are an emerging or established organization, building organizational capacity is key to your success. The President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present hands-on strategies to cultivate individual donors to support and expand your work. - Presenters: Michael M. Kaiser, President, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Brett Egan, Director, DeVos Institute of Arts - Management, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Millennium Ballroom, 2nd Floor Luncheon Keynote Address and Performances Keynote Address by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Feature Performance by Dafnis Prieto, MacArthur Fellow, Drummer, Composer and Educator Performance by Pasión y Arte Flamenco 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Break 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tubman/Adams, 3rd Floor Collaborative Mural Activity Led by Philadelphia muralist Cesar Viveros and visual artist Ana Guissel, this activity invites NALAC conference attendees to paint a collaborative mural that explores “Seizing the Moment” in our community. Attendees will have a chance to leave their mark on this transportable mural that will be permanently installed in the Spring 2013 at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas located on 1417 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19122. Participants in this activity will receive an email of the final installed mural in Philadelphia and in the NALAC newsletter. - Lead Artists: Cesar Viveros and Ana Guissel 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm Fleisher Art Memorial 719 Catharine Street Monoprint Workshop (Optional) Board bus at 1:45 pm in front of 12th Street entrance Roll up your sleeves and head to the Fleisher Art Memorial for a complimentary hands-on monoprint workshop. Direct, expressive, and accessible, monoprints combine the best of painting and printmaking techniques. Under the guidance of Master Printer José Ortiz-Pagán, conferees are invited to brush, brayer, roll, stencil, stain, draw and print their way towards a unique work of art. - Instructor: José Ortiz-Pagán, Master Printer - Pre-registration: 15 person capacity Loews Hotel CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Washington A, 3rd Floor Cultural Scholars Roundtable Five nationally recognized Latina/o scholars will discuss their role in re-positioning the perceptions of Latino arts and culture in a nation with a Latino majority population. How do they articulate the “practice”? They will examine the way Latino cultural practice is effecting change in dominant society’s awareness and attitudes of how “American” culture is defined.

- Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Associate Professor, North western University - Arlene Davila, Anthropologist , New York University - Ernesto Javier Martínez, Associate Professor, University of Oregon - Juan Flores, Professor, New York University - Moderator: Michael Hames Garcia, Professor, University of Oregon

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Washington B, 3rd Floor Latinos in Foundations: Advancing the Equity Conversation This is a conversation with Latino leaders in foundations who will share their ideas about their efforts to support a field of artists and organizations that have long been undercapitalized. What are the challenges they face within the foundation structure? Is the Latino arts field responding to this competitive opportunity? - F. Javier Torres, Senior Program Officer, The Boston Foundation - Carmen Castellano, President, Castellano Family Foundation - Tatiana Hernandez, Arts Associate, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Washington C, 3rd Floor Latino Arts and Culture Under Oppression, Censorship and Racism This discussion will focus on the racial and political attacks on immigrant and Latino communities. Through the elimination of ethnic studies and book banning in the Tucson School Districts, censorship is being used to erase history and regulate political thought. How does art and culture survive under the racially charged and oppressive conditions of Arizona, Alabama and other regions of the country? How does the Latino arts and culture community lead the way to change the conversation? - Jason Aragón, Video Producer, Pan Left Productions - Roberto Rodríguez, Journalist and Assistant Professor, University of Arizona - Melanie Cervantes, Race and Place Fund Program Officer, Akonadi Foundation - Moderator: Roberto Bedoya, Executive Director, Tucson Pima Arts Council 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Commonwealth A1, 2nd Floor National Latino Theatre Alliance: A New Movement in the Making Theater makers discuss new organizing initiatives in their respective regions. From an alliance of theater venues to an alliance of actors, directors and playwrights, the potential for exchange across the country is vast. We invite all participants to share news of any new or potential organizing initiative among teatristas in their respective cities. - Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director, Pregones Theater - Kinan Valdez, Producing Artistic Director, El Teatro Campesino - Manuel Morán, Performer and Director

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break

Loews Hotel CONCURRENT SESSIONS 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Washington A, 3rd Floor Contemporary Forms of Public Art Using public art as a laboratory for the cross-fertilization of community, politics and artistic practice, a panel of contemporary artists discuss varied approaches that move the public art conversation beyond the tradition of murals. They will consider emergent forms of social engagement and site-making as a means to inspire dialogue. - Pepón Osorio, MacArthur Fellow and Critically Acclaimed Artist - Miguel Luciano, Award-winning Visual Artist - RodStarz (Rodrigo Venegas), MC, Rebel Díaz Hip Hop Duo - G1 (Gonzalo Venegas), MC & Producer, Rebel Díaz Hip Hop Duo - Michelle Angela Ortiz, Visual Artist & Community Arts Educator - Moderator: Johnny Irizarry, Director, Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina, University of Pennsylvania 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Washington B, 3rd Floor Conversations with Latino US Artists Fellows Three Latino United States Artists Fellows share their stories of how their Fellowship has impacted their work and whether the recognition has brought a sense of validation. They will engage in a free flowing conversation and explore questions related to their own work and the work of the Latino arts field. Has this award helped them create new work? Is their work now reaching new audiences? How do they see Latino artists impacting the values and fabric of U.S. culture? What kind of recognition and support do Latino artists need? - Tony Garcia, Executive Artistic Director, El Centro Su Teatro - Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director, Pregones Theater - Kukuli Velarde, Award-winning Multidisciplinary Artist - Interviewer: Abel López, Associate Producing Director, GALA Hispanic Theatre 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Washington C, 3rd Floor Developing Relationships With Corporate Sponsors Workshop Join two experts to find out how to develop strong and supportive relationships with corporate sponsors. Learn how to maximize your menu of sponsor benefits and brand visibility to attract enthusiastic sponsors and build innovative partnerships. Hear about best practices to help manage these relationships to help present

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your programs and advance your goals. - Gina Flores, Senior Advancement Officer, Smithsonian Latino Center - Christine Ortega, Manager of Community Affairs & Grass roots, Southwest Airlines

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas 1417 North 2nd Street, 1st Floor Annex Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Preserving Diverse Cultures Division For PDC Organizations New Approaches in Today’s World: What do you get back, exchange or move on? 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner on Your Own 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm City Hall Corner of Broad and Market St. 5th Floor Community Gallery Diálogo 365: CARPE DIEM @ Art in City Hall 4 minute walk from Loews Hotel Diálogo 365 is a group exhibition initiative originally developed in 2009 by Andreina Castillo for Casa de Venezuela. This significant initiative has included artwork in all manner of media by dozens of emergent and established US Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean artists from the region, representing more than fifteen countries, and located as far away as San Antonio, Texas, and Miami, Florida. 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Prince Theatre 1412 Chestnut Street Evening Performances 6-minute walk from Loews Hotel - Awilda Rodriguez Lora, Performer, Producer, Activist - Quique Aviles, Poet and Performer - Circa ’95, Independent Hip-Hop Music and Media Group - Spoken Hand, Percussion Orchestra - Master of Ceremonies Julia López, Multidisciplinary Artist 10:45 pm – 12:00 am Washington, 3rd Floor After Hours Latino Film Screenings

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Vendor/Exhibitor Area Open Loews Hotel, Washington Room Foyer 3rd Floor 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Loews Hotel, 2nd Floor

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm Vendor/Exhibitor Area Open Loews Hotel, Washington Room Foyer 3rd Floor 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Loews Hotel, 2nd Floor 8:00 am – 9:00 am Anthony, 3rd Floor Early Bird Roundtable Conversations Directing & Ensemble Creation: A National Field Dialogue This conversation addresses the lack of professional training and development opportunities for directors in the U.S., particularly directors of color and women, as well as in-depth exchange among ensembles working in multiple aesthetics. What do directors and ensemble artists need to enhance their artistic development and advance aesthetically? What would you want to see in a National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation? - Presenter: Meena Natarajan, Executive/Literary Director of Pangea World Theater 9:00 am – 11:45 am Fleisher Art Memorial 719 Catharine Street Monoprint Workshop (Optional) Board bus at 8:30 am in front of 12th Street entrance Roll up your sleeves and head to the Fleisher Art Memorial for a complimentary hands-on monoprint workshop. Direct, expressive, and accessible, monoprints combine the best of painting and printmaking techniques. Under the guidance of Master Printer José Ortiz-Pagán, conferees are invited to brush, brayer, roll, stencil, stain, draw and print their way towards a unique work of art. - Instructor: José Ortiz-Pagán - Pre-registration: 15 person capacity Loews Hotel CONCURRENT SESSIONS 9:00 am – 11:00 am Commonwealth A1, 2nd Floor Teaching Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop Sponsored by the Bartol Foundation In this workshop, teaching artists and educators will learn the basics of teaching poetry and spoken word to young people as a way to express themselves. This hands-on, interactive workshop will cover how to create a safe space for students, how to create engaging writing prompts, and use Jeff Kass’ “Underneath” creative writing framework, in order to inspire students to dig deep and share their stories. - Presenter: Denice Frohman, Program Director, Philly Youth Poetry Movement - Pre-registration: 12 conferee capacity

9:00 am – 10:15 am Washington A, 3rd Floor Cultural Critics and Writers Reporting Back How do literary forms and moments reveal what guides our present state in the field of arts and cultural production? With a desire to understand and draw connections, these panelists dive in to discuss, question, and imagine the art of the possible. Engage with three Latino literary contemporaries as they report back on their distinct intellectual pursuits. - Elizabeth Méndez Berry, Award-winning Journalist - Rigoberto González, Poet, Associate Professor, Rutgers University - Carlos Gallego, PhD, Critical Theory, Associate Professor, St. Olaf College - Moderator: Concha Alborg, Board President , Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas 9:00 am – 10:15 am Washington B, 3rd Floor Children of the Field When artistic talent runs in the family, it is tempting to consider whether ensuing generations will decide to further the work of their parents, reinvent the work, or follow their own distinct calling. How do second generation arts leaders take their family legacy and chart their own path? Join three Children of the Field in a candid and lively conversation about the life and times of growing up in an artistic family. - Rosal Colón-Rolón, Actor - Kinan Valdez, Producing Artistic Director, Teatro Campesino - Rio Yañez, Artist 9:00 am – 10:15 am Washington C, 3rd Floor Developing Latino Arts Spaces Follow the trajectories of diverse Latino Arts Spaces as presenters recount the opportunities, challenges and inherent community involvement at the heart of achieving art space development. Learn the fine intricacies of navigating complex systems of political, social, and cultural expectations, while balancing financial realities within fluctuating market forces. - Carmen Febo San Miguel, Executive Director, Taller Puertorriqueño - Evonne Gallardo, Executive Director, Self Help Graphics and Art - Clyde Valentin, Producer & Executive Director, Hip-Hop Theater Festival - Moderator: Tony Garcia, Executive Artistic Director, El Centro Su Teatro 10:00 am – 12:15 pm 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Tubman/Adams, 3rd Floor Collaborative Mural Activity Led by Philadelphia muralist Cesar Viveros and visual artist Ana Guissel, this activity invites NALAC conference attendees to paint

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012

a collaborative mural that explores “Seizing the Moment” in our community. Attendees will have a chance to leave their mark on this transportable mural that will be permanently installed in the Spring 2013 at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas located on 1417 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19122. Participants in this activity will receive an email of the final installed mural in Philadelphia and in the NALAC newsletter. - Lead Artists: Cesar Viveros and Ana Guissel 10:15 am – 10:45 am BREAK Loews Hotel CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Washington A, 3rd Floor Multicultural Panel: Building Community Across Cultures Over the past ten years, leaders of several multicultural organizations have been building their relationships with each other and sharing knowledge, expertise and resources while simultaneously strengthening their organizations and networks through cross-cultural development. This innovative collaboration presents a unique national model to envision together a future of equity, sustainable growth, and economic success for diverse communities. How have they been able to develop and maintain this partnership? What are next steps for combined multicultural leadership to impact the national arts and cultural agenda? - Carlton Turner, Executive Director, Alternate ROOTS - Lori Pourier, President , First Peoples Fund - Gayle Isa, Executive Director, Asian Arts Initiative - Vicky Takamine, Executive Director , PA’I Foundation - Carol Bebelle, Co-founder & Executive Director, Ashé Cultural Arts Center - Moderator: María López De León, Executive Director, NALAC 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Washington B, 3rd Floor Master Artist As Mentor A successful mentor/mentee relationship is ideally mutually rewarding and beneficial for all involved. Based on her experience as an NFA Master Artist, Cherrie Moraga brings to light strategies that lead to a more effective and productive working relationship. - Presenter: Cherrie Moraga, NFA Master Artist, Award-winning Playwright, Poet, and Essayist 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Washington C, 3rd Floor Diálogo 365: The Conversation Continues Diálogo 365: The Conversation Continues is an opportunity for the curators and artists of this initiative to explore the reasoning behind the idea of curating a large exhibition with more than 25 artists as a means of sponsoring connections and maximizing the exposure of Latino visual arts in the region.

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- Andreina Castillo, Independent Arts Manager - Susana Amundaraín, Artist - Marta Sánchez, Artist - Carlos Nuñez, Artist - Moderator: Anabelle Rodriguez, Chief Curator of the 2012 Diálogo 365

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm Lunch on Your Own The Reading Terminal Market 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Various locations in Philadelphia Please note varied departure times per tour Philadelphia Te Ama Community Tours Philly Bohemia Tour 1 The Philly Bohemia tour is a multifaceted, intergenerational gathering in El Barrio through a 4 venue experience combining visual and performing arts and a tour of key community spaces in the Norris Square neighborhood. Philly Bohemia tour is an opportunity to engage in dialogue with local artists while celebrating the diversity of Latino arts in the Philadelphia area. - Tour Docents: Gilberto Gonzalez and Marangeli Mejia-Rabell - Trolley departs at 1:15 pm in front of 12th Street entrance of Loews Hotel Muralismo en Philadelphia Tour 2 Philadelphia has over 3,000 murals citywide and is considered the mural capital. Muralismo en Philadelphia tour will highlight 10 murals and public art works created by Latino artists in Philadelphia. Meet local Latino muralists and see the beautiful outdoor gallery of murals from South to North Philadelphia. This tour will also highlight the long-standing contribution of Latino artists to the city’s muralist movement since 1970’s till present day. - Tour Docents: Michelle Angela Ortiz, Julia Lopez - Trolley departs at 1:15 pm in front of 12th Street entrance of Loews Hotel Visual Journey: Latino Visual Art Exhibitions in the City Tour 3 The Visual Journey tour will highlight four art galleries that display the diverse works from local and national Latino artists. Arts and culture flourishes in this city so come on this tour and visit the City Hall Community Gallery, Mexican Cultural Center, Painted Bride Art Center, Moore College of Art Galleries and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Meet Latino visual artists that contribute to the thriving artistic community in Philadelphia. - Tour Guides: José Ortiz Pagán and Cecilia Bonilla Humphrey - At 1:00 pm group walks to City Hall for Dialago 365 Exhibition (4-minute walk) - At 1:30 pm Trolley departs promptly in front of Loews 12th St. entrance to continue tour

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 Loews Hotel CONCURRENT SPECIAL SESSIONS

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Washington A, 3rd Floor Roundtable Conversations Networking, Navigating the Labyrinth, and Nurturing International Cultural Engagement Explore the role and critical nature of relationship building in the development of international projects; gather tips on how international projects can be shaped to reflect community interests; learn the importance of contextualizing international work; and, review examples of successful practices. Connect with resources for international projects and receive guidance on visa and tax issues. - Pennie Ojeda, Director International Activities, National Endowment for the Arts, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Commonwealth BCD, 2nd Floor Performance Showcases Conferees are invited to shine, if you are willing to share. This is your window of opportunity to showcase a moment, a soundbite, a clip, a chapter, a stanza, or scene. The showcase will feature conferees presenting a sampling of their work in a variety of art forms. - Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Independent Scholar 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Washington B, 3rd Floor Transcultural Chicana Strategies for Producing in Mexico Workshop: Zoot Suit and the National Theatre Company of Mexico The National Theatre Company of Mexico (CNT) premiered Luis Valdez’s play Zoot Suit - the first Chicano play ever produced by this government-funded entity. In February 2011 Zoot Suit was award the Best Mexican Musical of the Year by the Association of Theatre Journalists in Mexico City. This was first award ever given to a non-Mexican production, play and playwright. Learn strategies for producing in Mexico in this engaging workshop. - Presenter: Alma Martínez, PhD., Artist 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Preserving Diverse Cultures Division For PDC Organizations New Approaches in Today’s World: What do you get back, exchange or move on?

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street “Illuminate Me” Exhibition by Las Gallas 14-minute walk from Loews Hotel Highlighting the shared stories and struggles of immigration and migration within the Asian and Latino communities, Illuminate Me is the multi-sensory culmination of a cross-cultural exploration. Complimentary dinner and reception sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Preserving Diverse Cultures Division. 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner on Your Own 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Penn Museum 3260 South Street NALAC Lifetime Achievement Awards and Performances Board bus at 7:00 pm and 7:15 pm in front of 12th Street entrance Honoring Jesse Bermudez, Performer and Arts Advocate Performance by Papo Vazquez, Grammy Nominee Trombonist, Composer and Arranger, accompanied by Artistas y Musicos Latinos Americanos AMLA Youth Latin Jazz Ensemble Honoring Tina Ramírez, Dancer, Choreographer, National Medal of Arts Winner Performance by Ballet Hispanico Honoring René Buch, Dramaturg, Director and co-founder Repertorio Español Video Performance by Repertorio Español 11:00 pm – 1:00 am Locations: 2nd Floor Commonwealth B & D, with piano After Hours Open Mic - Master of Ceremonies: Clyde Valentin, Producer & Executive Director, Hip-Hop Theater Festival - Open Community Event After Hours Late Night Music Jam - Hosted by Philadelphia Musicians - Open Community Event

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Vendor/Exhibitor Area Open Loews Hotel, Washington Room Foyer 3rd Floor 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Loews Hotel, 2nd Floor

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NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW 8:00 am – 9:00 am Anthony Room, 3rd Floor Early Bird Roundtable Conversations Loews Hotel Southern Exposure International Opportunities - Pennie Ojeda, National Endowment for the Arts, International Programs

Performance by Raíces de Borinquen Familia Rojas

9:00 am – 12:15 pm 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Congress, 4th Floor Collaborative Mural Activity Led by Philadelphia muralist Cesar Viveros and visual artist Ana Guissel, this activity invites NALAC conference attendees to paint a collaborative mural that explores “Seizing the Moment” in our community. Attendees will have a chance to leave their mark on this transportable mural that will be permanently installed in the Spring 2013 at Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas located on 1417 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19122. Participants in this activity will receive an email of the final installed mural in Philadelphia and in the NALAC newsletter. - Lead Artists: Cesar Viveros and Ana Guissel

Keynote Address by María Hinojosa, Award-winning Journalist and Producer of Latino USA

9:30 am – 11:00 am Commonwealth BCD, 2nd Floor General Session Latino Thought Leaders: The Impact of Skill and Creative Imagination Four remarkable master artists will talk about the trends and topics that influence their work and ignite their creativity. Latino artists have an opportunity now to reframe the national cultural dialogue and speak to the complexity of the Latino experience in the U.S. How do they weave the Latino narrative into the cultural tapestry of the nation? - Pepón Osorio, MacArthur Fellow and Critically Acclaimed Artist - Cherrie Moraga, Award-winning Playwright, Poet, and Essayist - Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director, Ballet Hispanico - Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, Performance Artist - Moderator: Teddy Cruz, Architect, Estudio Teddy Cruz

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Washington C, 3rd Floor Theater In Motion – Creating Collectively Sponsored by the Bartol Foundation The workshop brings together various elements necessary to create an original theater piece in an ensemble setting or with artistic collaborators. Using basic ice breaking techniques, participants will produce a theme, approached via rhythm, text and movement and broken down to a single sentence. From this, a new story will emerge. These aesthetic elements, developed independently, must be able to fit perfectly together. That is the challenge… and the opportunity. It’s all or nothing. And the one final result stems from the sum of the individual strengths, through a collective effort. - Facilitator: Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director, Pregones Theater - Pre-registration: 15 conferee capacity

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Washington A, 3rd Floor Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Preserving Diverse Cultures Division For PDC Organizations New Approaches in Today’s World: What do you get back, exchange or move on?

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Washington A, 3rd Floor NALAC Next Generation Leadership Development Driven by a vision to ensure a long-term healthy future for the organization, NALAC set on a course to implement strategies for succession planning and leadership development. These efforts resulted in reserved seats on the Board of Directors for Alumni of the Leadership Institute; the creation of a new position of Deputy Director; and the planned development of a Leadership Alumni Association. Meet the new team and discover how NALAC continues to invest in multi-generational leadership development. - Evonne Gallardo, Executive Director, Self Help Graphics and Art, NALAC Board Member - F. Javier Torres, Senior Program Officer, The Boston Foundation, NALAC Board Member - Adriana Gallego, Deputy Director, NALAC

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Taller Puertorriqueño 2721 North 5th Street Luncheon Keynote, Award and Performances Board bus at 11:30 am and 11:45 am in front of 12th Street entrance

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Recognition of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Preserving Diverse Cultures Division Challenge Program Graduates Presented by Charon Battles, Program Director, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

NALAC Lifetime Achievement Award honoring Alcario and Carmen Castellano, Philanthropists, Founders Castellano Family Foundation Presented by María Hinojosa and Carlos Giralt Cabrales, Consul General de México Performance by Mariachi Mendoza Loews Hotel CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012

- Moderator: Sandra Andino, Cultural Anthropologist, NALAC Leadership Alumni 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Washington B, 3rd Floor Art, Social Change and Democracy Join a facilitated conversation with three nationally recognized arts leaders discussing art, social change and democracy. Hear about the power of artists to imagine new insights and inspire a more democratic and just society. As foundation leaders what drives them to support arts and social change? - Maurine Knighton, Senior Vice President and Program Director, Nathan Cummings Foundation - Michelle Coffey, Executive Director, Lambent Foundation - Timothy Dorsey, Program Officer, Strategic Opportunities Fund Open Society Foundations 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner on Your Own 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Perelman Theater 260 S. Broad Street Washington B, 3rd Floor Evening Grand Performance 13-minute walk from Loews Hotel NALAC and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Present: Ozomatli Three-time Grammy-award winning Latin, Hip Hop, and Salsa Band Opening by Foto Rodriguez y Plena Rica Master of Ceremonies Dan Guerrero 11:00 pm – 2:00 am Loews Hotel Washington, 3rd Floor La Gran Desvelada

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012 10:00 am – 11:30 am Commonwealth BCD, 2nd Despedida and Conference Reports Loews Hotel Conference Reports by Discipline 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Vendor/Exhibitor Area Close Loews Hotel, Washington Room Foyer 3rd Floor

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NALAC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

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Jesse Bermudez Mr. Bermudez was Founder and Executive/Artistic Director of the Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA), a non-profit multicultural organization that promoted the development and dissemination of Latin music, with an emphasis on educating and empowering youth and community. Since

1982, AMLA has become a presence via television and radio performances, concerts, festivals, school and museum workshops, band bookings and large client productions. Mr. Bermudez is a concert producer, of Latin music and bands, was an on air personality on WNWR 1540 am and a producer of festivals, as well as serving as Master of Ceremonies for hundreds of events. AMLA opened Philadelphia’s first Latin Music School, and has fostered dozens of cooperative projects. Mr. Bermudez believes in “using Latin

pleting his degree, Mr. Buch taught Spanish and Spanish Literature at Yale.

René Buch Born in Cuba, René Buch was founder and director of Pro Arte de Oriente’s Theater Department, as well as founder of Havana’s Acción Teatral de Autores. He holds a degree in Law from Havana University and an MFA from Yale’s Drama School. While com-

He directed “La dama duende” at the Greenwich Mews Theater in 1968. The success of this production gave birth to a new company—Repertorio Español. As artistic director of Repertorio Español, Mr. Buch has directed dozens of plays, from Spanish classics to contemporary Latin American plays, and plays written by Hispanic American authors in the United States.In addition to his work at Reperto-

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music to involve the community and address its social and economic concerns, and to bring various racial and ethnic communities together.” In 2006 he founded the Artistas y Músicos Latino Americanos expanding its reach to other artist and maintaining the acronym of AMLA and its rich history. Mr. Bermudez has received awards from the National Congress of Puerto Rican Rights, WPVI-TV Channel Six’s “Puerto Rican Panorama,” and the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation; more recently he was awarded the

rio Español, Mr. Buch has also staged many operas and directed regional theater productions of Shakespeare, Pirandello, Cocteau, Ionesco, Beckett, Calderón, and Lorca. He has served as a panel member for the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, The Village Voice OBIE Awards Committee and the Independent Committee on Arts Policy. Most recently, Mr. Buch received an ENCORE Award from the Arts and Business Council

Painted Bride first Artist of the City Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Concilio, and a Grammy nomination for his live recording of “Papo Vazquez and The Mighty Pirates.” Mr. Bermudez continues to work tirelessly as advisor to a new Charter School for Arts and Culture and to the work that still needs to be done at AMLA in music education and cultural awareness.

of New York for 40 years of sustained Excellence in Management, Theater Communications Group’s (TCG) Theater Practitioner Award, a Lifetime Achievement OBIE Award and the Order of Isabella the Catholic bestowed by King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

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Alcario and Carmen Castellano Carmen Castellano was born in Watsonville, California and attended Healds Business College in San Jose and completed the Executive Secretary program, later working as an administrative secretary and Office Manager at San Jose City College

Tina Ramirez Ms. Ramirez founded Ballet Hispanico in 1970. Under her direction, over 45 choreographers have created works for the Company, many of international stature and others in the early stages of their career. Ballet Hispanico’s repertory of over 95 works is set to a range of musical styles, complemented by production

for 33 years. Alcario Castellano was born in Artesia, New Mexico, growing up in a migrant worker family. Upon graduation from high school, Al joined the U. S. Army, serving two years, primarily in the Bay Area and later worked in the aerospace industry and as a retail clerk at a supermarket. They have resided in San Jose for over 45 years and are very proud of their three children. Upon receiving a very large Lotto winning in June of 2001, Al and his wife Carmen established the Cas-

values from a roster of acclaimed designers. The result has been a brilliant mosaic, reflecting the many facets of Latino cultures from around the world and acclaimed in performance by audiences across three continents. Ms. Ramirez was born in Venezuela, the daughter of a Mexican bullfighter and grandniece to a Puerto Rican educator who founded the island’s first secular school for girls. Her performing career included international touring with the Federico Rey Dance Company, the Broadway productions of Kismet

tellano Family Foundation in December 2001. Carmen is the President of the Castellano Family Foundation, dedicated to the cultivation and enrichment of Latino family values through support of organizations, primarily in the Santa Clara County community, promoting the arts, Latino culture, Latino leadership, the educational pursuits of Latino students, and special interests of the Trustees. The Castellano Family Foundation has awarded grants to over 140 organizations totaling more than $3.2 million dollars.

and Lute Song, the television adaptation of Man of La Mancha, and notably, working for Bob Fosse in the production Copper and Brass. In addition to the 2005 National Medal of Arts, Ms. Ramirez has received countless awards and honors in recognition of her work, including the Dance Magazine Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award for Education,and the NYC Mayor’s Award of Honor for Arts & Culture. Ms. Ramirez currently serves on the board of The New 42nd Street, and was Co-Chair for the New York City Depart-

Currently Al serves on the board of directors of Latinas Contra Cancer and previously served on the boards of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley and the American GI Forum. Currently Carmen is a member of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley, the SCCOE Artspiration Steering Committee, and NALAC board. Al and Carmen are the recipients of numerous awards, and most recently, San Jose City College honored Carmen Castellano by naming a new campus building the Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Center.

ment of Education Dance Curriculum Blueprint Committee. She has served on numerous panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, as well as the board of the Association of Hispanic Arts.

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PERFORMERS

NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW community members, but are open to all students, families, musicians, dancers, and aficionados of Latin American music and culture.

Johnny Cruz Latin Band Ensemble Music, Music, Music, is what Johnny Cruz is all about. For the past forty years Johnny has been developing the love for music and instruments in many different levels. Bringing his cultural roots to Philadelphia he has enriched his audiences with the sounds of the Puerto Rican Cuatro and Salsa performances.

Papo Vázquez Trombonist, composer and arranger Papo Vázquez is more than thirtyfive years into a career spanning the Jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean music and recording worlds.

Awilda Rodriguez Lora aka La Performera

Spoken Hand

A Latina queer performance artist that is interested in the exploration of art and movement as a form of expression for the questioning of oneself. Throughout her career as a performance artist and producer, Rodriguez Lora has been committed in creating and promoting art that ignites a progressive dialogue regarding the unstable categories of race, gender and sexuality.

A high-energy celebration of polyphonic rhythms, Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra unifies four percussion batteries into one distinct voice: North Indian tabla, Afro Cuban bata, Brazilian samba and West African djembe. They link the past and the present, the sacred and the secular with a symphonically textured fusion of traditional and contemporary drumming and choral compositions.

AMLA-Artistas y Músicos Latinoamericanos Youth Latin Jazz Ensemble AMLA’s programs are directed mainly to Latino youth, families, and

the USA. In a class entirely all their own; our Mariachis represent a refreshingly pure and positive image with each performance, captivating many and drawing them near with their magnetic personalities.

Mariachi Mendoza A group that is widely recognized among their audiences and peers as one of the most popular and unique groups throughout

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Clyde Valentin Born and raised in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. He is the producer and executive director of the HipHop Theater Festival (HHTF), a unique arts organization dedicated to bringing new and diverse audiences to the theater. HHTF presentations and productions can be found in major urban markets around the United States including New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Fuego Nuevo Fuego Nuevo is a group dedicated to promoting traditions of the Ancient Meso-American region. Throughout dances, ceremonies and arts, this group promotes some of the traditional ideology of ancient  civilizations existing  today, not in reservations but either at a park, festival, theater or schools. You do not need to speak Spanish to understand it, it is about movement, color and friendship.

Enrique Aviles Enrique “Quique” Aviles is a DC poet and performer known for his provocative, humorous, and poignant social commentary on race, identity and poverty. Originally from El Salvador, Quique has brought his one-man shows to theaters and universities around the country and in Latin America. He has been featured on Latino USA and This I Believe.

Dafnis Prieto Drummer, Composer and Educator From Cuba, a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship Award, his arrival in the U.S. has been compared by to that of an asteroid hitting New York. Indeed, within a short period of time Dafnis Prieto’s revolutionary drumming techniques had a powerful impact on the Latin and Jazz music scene, locally and internationally.

Circa ’95 Hailing from New York City, Circa ’95 is an independent Hip-Hop music and media group comprised of Patty Dukes and Reph Star. Puerto Rican & Dominican by way of The

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NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW Bronx and Washington Heights, they rhyme seamlessly through English and Spanish. They have performed all over the world gracing the stage with artists like KRSOne, Pitbull, NinaSky, Joel Ortiz, Anita Tijoux and Mala Rodriguez.

Julia López Julia López is a multidisciplinary artist and educator who is an advocate of Arts for All and arts education to effect Social Change and Justice. A 2009 NELI Fellow (Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute) at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Research and has a BA in Theater Arts from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Pasión y Arte Founded in 2000, by Artistic Director Elba Hevia y Vaca, Pasión y Arte Flamenco Company has achieved a reputation for creating groundbreaking contemporary feminist flamenco that is also deeply steeped in the centuries old traditions of the southern Spanish masters. Their critically acclaimed works are noted for their innovative choreography and technical precision.

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol Born and raised in Puerto Rico, moved to Philadelphia to continue her education and has been working as a Musician, Therapist, Teacher, Dancer, and Interpreter/ Translator. She is the co-founder of the “Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol” dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from all over Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ballet Hispanico Celebrating 42 years of dance and culture, Ballet Hispanico is recognized as the nation’s premier Latino dance organization. Led by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the Company boasts a rich

and diverse repertory of over 100 works by the foremost choreographers and emerging artists of our time. The works expand on founder Tina Ramirez’s legacy of exploring the diversity of Latino culture through a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance powered by theatricality and passion. The Company has performed for an audience of nearly 3 million, throughout 11 countries, on 3 continents.

Raíces de Borinquen / Familia Rojas Philadelphia’s oldest Puerto Rican folkloric dance company, is an 11-member, multigenerational ensemble including drummers, dancers, singers and vejigantes (clown-like characters in Puerto Rican festivals who wear ornate masks and billowing costumes with bat-like wings). Raíces de Borinquen/Familia Rojas performs the African-Puerto Rican traditional dance, bomba, in which the dancers interact with the drummers while, at the same time, the drummers mimic the dancer’s every move on the barril--a single-headed wooden barrel drum traditionally used in Puerto Rican bomba music.

Ozomatli Celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli have gone from being hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities. Their music — a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga.

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PANELISTS

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Concha Alborg Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas / Board President

Born in Spain and American-educated, Concha Alborg has a PhD in Spanish Literature from Temple University. In addition to numerous academic publications, she has published three works of fiction. She retired recently from Saint Joseph’s University. She is the Board President of Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas in Philadelphia.

Sandra Andino Cultural Anthropologist

Sandra Andino, Ph.D. is a Cultural Anthropologist dedicated to the field of arts and culture. More than 15 years of work experience with non-profit agencies in Philadelphia and New York has earned her a place as a committed leader, educator and artist in the local Latino and African American communities.

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Productions. His documentaries have been in SXSWclick Fest and AFI Film Festival. His current film, Under Arpaio, won Best of Arizona at the Arizona International Film Festival. He continues to make community media dealing with human rights issues in Arizona.

Cultural Arts Center, an organization dedicated to community and human development using culture and art.

Roberto Bedoya Tucson Pima Arts Council Executive Director

Michael Kaiser Kennedy Center

Michael M. Kaiser has been President of the Kennedy Center since January 2001. He has expanded the educational and artistic programming for the nation’s center for the performing arts, has overseen a major renovation effort of most of the Center’s theaters and has led the country in arts management training.

Roberto Bedoya is the Executive Director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson AZ. He is also a writer and arts consultant who works in the area of support systems for artists. As an arts consultant he has worked on projects for the Creative Capital Foundation; The Ford Foundation; The Rockefeller Foundations and the Urban Institute.

Carmen Castellano Castellano Family Foundation / President

Carol Bebelle Ashé Cultural Arts Center Co-Founder & Executive Director

Carol Bebelle is a native New Orleanian, a published poet and essayist. She has a 20-year career in the public sector as an administrator and planner of human service programs. In 1998, Carol Bebelle and Douglas Redd founded Ashe’

Carmen Castellano is the President of the Castellano Family Foundation, dedicated to the cultivation and enrichment of Latino family values through support of organizations promoting the arts, Latino culture, leadership, and the educational pursuits of Latino students. The Castellano Family Foundation has awarded grants to over 140 organizations totaling more than $3.2 million dollars. 22 10/5/12 5:22 PM


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Michelle Coffey Lambent Foundation / Executive Director

As Executive Director, Michelle Coffey designs, implements and furthers the strategic agenda, leadership and vision of Lambent Foundation. Through innovative grant making and projects, Lambent Foundation supports the intersections of contemporary arts and culture as critical strategies for social change, providing operating support for artist-centered organizations in the visual, performance and alternative media fields.

Rosal Colon-Rolon Actress

Rosal is a native New Yorker. She studied acting at LaGuardia H.S and Purchase College. She has performed both on and off Broadway and acted in a Feature Film, which will be released in spring of 2013. She is a company member of The LAByrinth Theater Company and Pregones Theater.

Teddy Cruz Estudio Teddy Cruz Architect

Teddy Cruz was born in Guatemala City, obtained a Master in Design Studies at

Harvard University and established his research-based architecture practice in San Diego, California in 2000. He has been recognized internationally for his urban research of the TijuanaSan Diego border and is a professor in public culture and urbanism at the University of California, San Diego.

Arlene Davila New York University Anthropologist

Arlene Davila is a NYC-based anthropologist whose work focuses on the politics of Latino/Latin American representation, cultural policy and urban studies. She’s the author of numerous books, most recently of Culture Works: Space, Value and Mobility Across the Neoliberal Americas (NYU Press 2012).

Marta Sanchez Artist

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Chicana painter Marta Sanchez is deeply inspired by traditional Mexican folk art expressions. Her work is in several collections: Philadelphia Museum of Art, State Museum of Pennsylvania, McNay Art Museum, Fine Art Museum of St. Petersburg, National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago and the Cheech Marin Collection.

Ana Teresa Fernandez Visual Artist

Ana Teresa Fernandez was born and raised in Tampico, Mexico. She received her MFA in 2006 from the San Francisco Art Institute. Fernandez has been invited to work in South Africa, Haiti, Mexico and the US, with different residencies. Fernandez has exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally.

Carmen Febo San Miguel Taller Puertorriqueño / Executive Director

Carmen Febo San Miguel, M.D is a community worker and, since 1985, board member and staff of Taller Puertorriqueño where she has worked as Executive Director since 1999. Under her tenure, the organization has grown from having little staff and budget to a budget of nearly 1 million dollars and a permanent staff of 14.

Gina Flores Senior Advancement Officer / Smithsonian Latino Center

Gina Flores serves as the Senior Advancement Officer of the Smithsonian Latino Center and

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NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW guides the unit’s development efforts. Previously she was at the National Council of La Raza where she managed their corporate relations. Gina has an MBA from Yale and a BA in Spanish literature from the University of Virginia.

Juan Flores New York University / Professor

Juan Flores is Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU and co-founder of the Afro-Latin@ Forum. His books include Divided Borders, From Bomba To HipHop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity, and The Diaspora Strikes Back, and he is co-editor of The Afro-Latin@ Reader.  Flores is a two-time recipient of the Casa de las Américas prize.

Denice Frohman Philly Youth Poetry Movement / Program Director

Denice Frohman is a poet, lyricist, and educator. She ranked in the Top 15 at the 2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and has been a featured speaker at the TedxPhilly Conference and Drexel University on how young people are using spoken word to transform themselves and their communities. She is the Program Director at the Philly Youth Poetry Movement. 23 NALAC MAGAZINE-template-bio actualizadas-correcion #3.indd 25

Evonne Gallardo Self Help Graphics & Art Executive Director

Passionate about the role that artists play in society, Evonne has worked in arts organizations for almost 20 years in New York and Los Angeles. At Self Help Graphics and Art she has helped stabilize the 40-year old organization by bringing in almost $1.5m dollars and overseen its major site relocation to Boyle Heights/East LA.

Adriana Gallego NALAC Deputy Director

Adriana Gallego is Deputy Director of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and brings with her years of experience as an artist, administrator and educator. Adriana was previously the Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Educational Assistant at the Norton Simon Museum, and Arts Educator throughout Arizona and California.

Carlos Gallego St. Olaf College Associate Professor

Carlos Gallego is an Associate Professor of English at St. Olaf

College. He has published work in several academic journals including Aztlán, Cultural Critique, and Western Humanities Review. His book, Chicana/o Subjectivity and the Politics of Identity: Between Recognition and Revolution, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011.

Tony Garcia Su Teatro Executive Artistic Director

Tony has been a member of Su Teatro for more then thirty years, serving as Executive Artistic Director and resident playwright for the last fifteen years. Under his direction El Centro Su Teatro has grown into a multi-disciplinary Chicano/Latino Cultural Arts Center. Tony is also an instructor in Chicano Studies and a trainer in the areas of fundraising and organizational development.

Mario Garcia Durham Association of Performing Arts Presenters Executive Director

In 2011, Mario Garcia Durham became the fifth executive director of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters since its founding. He comes to APAP from the NEA where he was Director of Artist Communities and Presenting and team member of such programs as An Evening of Poetry hosted by the President and Mrs. Obama and the NEA Opera Honors. 24 10/5/12 5:22 PM


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Rigoberto González Rutgers University Associate Professor

Rigoberto González is the author of ten books, the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, the American Book Award, and The Shelley Memorial Award of The Poetry Society of America. He sits on the board of the National Book Critics Circle, and is associate professor of English at Rutgers University.

Michael Hames-García University of Oregon / Professor

Michael Hames-García is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. He publishes on a range of issues in contemporary cultural politics, including theories of identity and the self; prisons and criminal justice; and the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Most recently, he authored Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Tatiana Hernandez Knight Foundation Arts Program Associate

Tatiana Hernandez joined Knight Foundation in May 2011 with over

twelve years of experience in the nonprofit field including positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Green Dot Public Schools and Best Buddies International. She is a long-time supporter of Machine Project, an LA-based cadre of artists working to reinvent “community engagement” and currently serves on its board.

Johnny Irizarry Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina / Director

Johnny Irizarry holds a Masters in Urban Education from Temple University and a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts). He currently serves as Director of the Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina at the U. of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as Executive Director of The Lighthouse, a 115-year-old multiservice provider in North Philadelphia.

first Asian American appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Maurine Knighton Nathan Cummings Foundation / Senior Vice President and Program Director

Maurine Knighton is Senior Vice President and Program Director, Arts and Culture, at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. She stewards the Foundation’s art and social justice work and manages its Human Resources and Operations. Previously, she was Senior Vice President for Program and Nonprofit Investment at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, where she oversaw its arts and cultural sector efforts.

Maria López de León NALAC Executive Director

Gayle Isa Asian Arts Initiative Executive Director

Gayle Isa is Founder and Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative, a multidisciplinary community arts center in Philadelphia. She is currently focused on the development of a multi-tenant facility that serves as a hub for arts and social practice in the Chinatown neighborhood. In 2011 she became the

María López De León is the Executive Director and board member of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC). In May 2012, President Obama nominated Ms. De León to serve on the National Council on the Arts and most recently, Ms. De León was named among the nation’s 2012 Fifty Most Powerful and Influential People in the Nonprofit Arts.

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Miguel Luciano Artist

Miguel Luciano is a Brooklyn based artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award Grant and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award Grant. His work is featured in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC; The Brooklyn Museum, NY; and El Museo del Barrio, NY.

Alma Martinez Artist

An artist/scholar, Alma’s performance career spans 35 years of work in film, television and stage. She has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway and on Mexican and European stages, also premiering the work of playwrights such as Luis Valdez and Luis Alfaro. She holds an MFA in Acting from USC and a Ph.D. in Drama from Stanford University.

Ernesto J. Martínez University of Oregon Associate Professor

Ernesto Javier award-winning

Martínez is an editor, literary

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critic, and Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. He is the author of On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility, as well as the co-editor of Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader.

Elizabeth Mendez Berry Journalist

Elizabeth Mendez Berry is an award-winning journalist and public speaker whose work focuses on gender, pop culture, criminal justice and politics. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Vibe, Latina, the Nation and Time. She is the recipient of the 2006 Deems Taylor award for music reporting from ASCAP.

at Brava Theater in San Francisco and A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness (Duke, 2011).

Manuel Morán Performer & Director

Dr. Manuel Morán is a performer, director, writer and producer. In 1985, Dr. Morán founded the Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA), a leading bilingual Arts-in-Education organization and Latino Theatre Company for young audiences, where he serves as the CEO & Artistic Director. Morán is also the VicePresident for Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA).

Pennie Ojeda

Cherrie Moraga Playwright, Poet, and Essayist

Cherrie L. Moraga’s writings have received national recognition, including the American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award; two Fund for New American Plays Awards, and the USA Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature. Recent works include: “New Fire: To Put Things Right Again” which premiered

National Endowment for the Arts Director for International Activities

Pennie Ojeda has over 25 years experience working at the NEA in the international area and has been Director for International Activities since 2007. She manages the agency’s partnerships that provide support for international engagement and does extensive liaison with the U.S. Department of State, foreign governments, and the private sector to help promote international cultural exchange.  26 10/5/12 5:22 PM


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Christine Ortega Southwest Airlines / Manager of Community Affairs & Grassroots

As a manager of community affairs & grassroots for Southwest Airlines, Christine leads a team to support organizations committed to serving diverse communities across the country. Until recently, she served as VicePresident for the Westside Development Corporation in San Antonio. She currently serves as board member for National History Day; NALAC; and board secretary for the PEACE Initiative.

Michelle Angela Ortíz Visual Artist & Community Arts Educator

Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist, skilled muralist, and community arts educator who uses her art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or coopted, transforming “blighted” space into a visual affirmation revealing the strength of the community. As a muralist, Ortiz has designed and created over 30 large-scale public works nationally and internationally.

Pepón Osorio Artist

Osorio is Carnell Professor at the Tyler School of the Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His work has appeared in El Museo del Barrio, New York (a retrospective); Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, PA; Whitney Biennial at Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY; and internationally. Most recently he was awarded the Samuel Fleisher Memorial Founders Award of the Smithsonian Latino Initiative.

Felix N. Padrón City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs / Executive Director

Since 2001, Felix N. Padrón has led the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, working to anchor the arts as an economic asset. Recently, OCA was tapped to lead the implementation of the Mayor’s SA2020 arts and cultural community vision. He is an accomplished artist and has been published in the New York Times and the New Yorker.

Lori Pourier First Peoples Fund / President

Lori Pourier is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota and has served as the President of First Peoples Fund since 1999.

During her tenure at First Peoples Fund, the organization has emerged as the premier national arts fund supporting the advancement of American Indian arts.

Dafnis Prieto Drummer, Composer and Educator

From Cuba, a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship Award winner, his arrival in the U.S. has been compared by to that of an asteroid hitting New York. Indeed, within a short period of time Dafnis Prieto’s revolutionary drumming techniques have had a powerful impact on the Latin and Jazz music scene, locally and internationally.

Marlène Ramírez-Cancio NYU Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics / Associate Director of Arts & Media

Marlène Ramírez-Cancio is Associate Director of Arts & Media at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, a transnational network of institutions, artists and scholars throughout the Americas whose work focuses on the intersection of art and social change. The Institute promotes collaborations at the level of artistic practice and pedagogy, aiming to train the next generation of performance-based political artists.

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Ramón H. Rivera-Servera Northwestern University / Associate Professor

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera’s research focuses on contemporary performance in the United States with special emphasis on the ways categories of race, gender and sexuality are negotiated in the process of migration. He is author of Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics (University of Michigan Press, 2012).

Rebel Diaz Hip-Hop Duo

Fronted by MC’s Rodstarz (Rodrigo Venegas) and MC/Producer G1 (Gonzalo Venegas), Rebel Diaz pulls from influences ranging from Dirty South bounce to South American folk, combining classic boom bap tradition with Hip Hop’s global impact. Building on the growing network of positive young people in Hip Hop, the group recently opened a community arts center in the South Bronx, the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective.

Roberto Rodríguez University of Arizona / Journalist and Assistant Professor

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Roberto Rodriguez is a longtimeaward-winning journalist/columnist who returned to school in 2003 in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Mass Communications (Jan. 2008) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He teaches at the University of Arizona. His book, Centeotzintli: Sacred MaizA 7,000 Year Ceremonial Discourse, will be published by UA Press in 2013.

Rosalba Rolón Pregones Theater / Artistic Director

Rosalba Rolón is Artistic Director of Pregones Theater, based in The Bronx, NY, which she co-founded in 1979. Ms. Rolón is a 2008 United States Artists Fellow, a Ford Foundation New Works Visionary Fellow and a performer, director and dramaturg. She favors the art of stage adaptation in an ensemble setting, working from non-dramatic texts.

Graciela Sanchez Esperanza Peace and Justice Center / Executive Director

For over 25 years, Graciela Sanchez has been a leader in this country challenging the notions of arts and politics as separate work environments, leading the vision and operations of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center as a

community social justice center, art exhibition and performance space, and policy change hub.

Vicky Holt Takamine PA’I Foundation / Executive Director

Vicky Holt Takamine is the kumu hula (master teacher) of Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima, a hālau hula (school of Hawaiian dance) she established in 1977. She is the co-founder and executive director of PA’I Foundation, an arts organization that is established to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural traditions for future generations.

F. Javier Torres The Boston Foundation / Senior Program Officer

F. Javier Torres is a well-versed and passionate arts leader and advocate who as Senior Program Officer at The Boston Foundation is responsible for the re-articulation and implementation of the Foundation’s sector strategy, leveraging national arts investments, and philanthropy for Greater Boston. He is an alumnus of the 2011 American Express Leadership Academy, board chair for the Boston Cultural Council, and NALAC Board member. 28 10/5/12 5:22 PM


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Carlton Turner Alternate ROOTS / Executive Director

Carlton Turner is the Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a regional non-profit arts organization based in the south. Carlton Turner is also co-founder and co-artistic director, along with his brother Maurice Turner, of the group M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early Extinction) (www.turnerworldaround. org). He is based in Raymond, MS.

Kinan Valdez El Teatro Campesino / Producing Artistic Director

Kinan Valdez is the Producing Artistic Director of El Teatro Campesino. In addition to his work in theater as a playwright and director, Kinan is an award-winning filmmaker and a lecturer in the Theater Arts Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Meena Natarajan Executive/Literary Director Pangea World Theater

Meena Natarajan is the Executive/ Literary Director of Pangea World

Theater in Minneapolis. She is a playwright and director and has led the theater’s growth since it’s founding in 1995. She serves on the boards of NPN and the Consortium of Asian American Theater and Artists and is the past President of Women Playwrights International.

Kukuli Velarde Artist

Kukuli Velarde is a Peruvian visual artist. Since early in her career her work has been exhibited throughout the USA and abroad. She has received recognition from The US Artists Foundation (2009), the Pollock Krasner Foundation (2012), the Leeway Foundation (2012), the Pew (2003) among others. She lives in Philadelphia.

Eduardo Vilaro Ballet Hispanico / Artistic Director

Eduardo Vilaro, a first generation Cuban-American, began as artistic director of Ballet Hispanico in August of 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since it was founded in 1970. Vilaro has been part of the Ballet Hispanico family since 1985 and assisted founder Tina Ramirez with the development of dance education residencies.

Rio Yañez Artist

Rio Yañez is a curator and graphic artist born and raised in San Francisco, California. He is a curator of more than 10 exhibits and has exhibited his artwork from San Francisco to Tokyo. Yañez is a founding member of the Great Tortilla Conspiracy, the world’s first tortilla art collective.

Tomás Ybarra-Frausto Independent Scholar

Dr. Ybarra-Frausto was the Associate Director of Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation, Chairman of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Smithsonian Council. He is the recipient of Mexico’s Order of the Aztec Eagle, the Henry Medal by the Smithsonian Institution, and the NALAC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rodrigo Toscano Poet

Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book is Deck of Deeds (Counterpath Press 2012). His previous book, Collapsible Poetics Theater, was a 2007 National Poetry

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She teaches Art History at The University of the Arts and Rutgers U., and Cultural Anthropology at Drexel U.

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Susana Amundaraín Artist

Abel López GALA Hispanic Theatre Associate Producing Director

Abel López, Associate Producing Director of GALA Hispanic Theatre, has directed productions that appeared at GALA, Horizons Theatre, the Kennedy Center and theatres around the country and abroad. He is president of the Board of Governors of the Helen Hayes Awards, Vice Chair of Americans for the Arts, and past chair of Theater Communications Group, among many organizations.

Anabelle Rodriguez Chief Curator of the 2012 Diálogo 365

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Carlos Nuñez

Susana Amundaraín is a Venezuelanborn American artist who has exhibited internationally. Her visual language has consistently developed in a nonfigurative direction and her work overlaps different disciplines, from painting and mixed media on paper to scenic design and writing in the form of lyrics and librettos. In August 2012, she completed an artist residency at Yaddo.

Carlos Nuñez was born in Portoviejo, Ecuador. His family migrated to the United States soon thereafter. Nuñez began painting at the age of sixteen. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art where he earned a BFA in 2001. His paintings are inspired by the immigrant struggle. The artist currently resides in Philadelphia, PA with his family.

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa Artist

Andreina Castillo Independent Arts Manager

Born in Venezuela, Andreina is an Independent Arts Manager and Programs Consultant with a solid trajectory in arts administration, cultural programming, curatorial practice, program management, and visual communications. Her professional background stems from world-renowned art museums, international diplomatic entities, hightech firms, and community non-profits.

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary performance artist, writer, and psychogeographer. Her recently completed M.A. thesis focused on issues of memory, embodiment, and the politics of space in relation to public art and memorials in the aftermath of Argentina’s Dirty War (19761983). Visit www.devilbunny.org to view c.v. and work samples.

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Charles Rice-González BAAD! Executive Director

Charles Rice-González, born in Puerto Rico and reared in the Bronx, NY, is a writer, long-time community and LGBT activist, publicist and Executive Director of BAAD!, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. Mr. Rice-González co-founded BAAD! with award-winning choreographer and dancer Arthur Aviles in 1998.

Jesus Barraza Artist

Jesus Barraza is an activist printmaker based in San Leandro, California. Using bold colors and high contrast images, his prints reflect both his local and global community and their resistance in a struggle to create a new world. Along with fellow Oaklandbased artist Melanie Cervantes, Barraza makes up the graphic arts collaboration Dignidad Rebelde.

Timothy Dorsey Open Society Foundations Program Officer

Timothy Dorsey is a program officer for U.S. Programs at the Open Society Foundations, where he conducts research and development around emerging areas of interest, coordinates rapid response grantmaking to urgent situations, and manages an initiative to support culturally rooted advocacy and arts-based strategies that advance social justice.

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DAN GUERRERO has been widely-acclaimed as a highly creative independent producer of diverse programming for network and cable television in both English and Spanish including NBC, PBS, HBO, FOX, Univision and Telemundo. At the same time, he has produced and directed plays, music and award shows and arts and culture galas at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles for the LA Opera, the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque and the Cite de la Musique in Paris, France

He has been twice honored by the Imagen Foundation for his work and received an Imagen Award and an Alma Award nomination for “Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano,” a documentary he produced on his late father that aired nationally on PBS stations. Returning to his early roots, Guerrero has written and performs a critically acclaimed autobiographical solo show ¡Gaytino! that had a 2006 world premiere run produced by the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. He has been touring the play nationwide to continued rave reviews when not producing and directing. www.danguerrero.com www.gaytino.com

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MONOPRINT WORKSHOP FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL 719 CATHARINE STREET

1:45 p.m. Van departs Loews Hotel on route to Fleisher Art Memorial 2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monoprint Workshop

4:30 p.m. Trolleys depart from various locations on route to Loews Hotel “ILLUMINATE ME” EXHIBITION BY LAS GALLAS ASIAN ARTS INITIATIVE 1219 VINE STREET

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4:45 p.m. Van departs Fleisher Memorial on route to Loews Hotel

Walk to Asian Arts Initiative

DIÁLOGO 365: CARPE DIEM @ ART IN CITY HALL 5TH FLOOR COMMUNITY ARTS GALLERY,CITY HALL CORNER OF BROAD AND MARKET ST.

“Illuminate Me” Exhibition Reception

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m Walk to City Hall EVENING PERFORMANCES PRINCE THEATRE 1412 CHESTNUT STREET

7:15 p.m. Walk to Prince Theatre. Shuttle transportation available for guests with mobility disabilities. 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m 7:15 p.m.

Bus departs Asian Arts Initiative to Penn Museum NALAC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS AND PERFORMANCES PENN MUSEUM 3260 SOUTH STREET

7:00 p.m. & 7:15 p.m Bus departs Loews on route to Penn Museum 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m Award and Performances 10:00 p.m. & 10:15 p.m

Evening Performances 10:00 p.m. Walk to Loews Hotel. Shuttle transportation available for guests with mobility disabilities.

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MONOPRINT WORKSHOP FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL 719 CATHARINE STREET

8:30 a.m. Van departs Loews Hotel on route to Art Fleisher Memorial 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m

Bus departs Penn Museum on route to Loews Hotel

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LUNCHEON KEYNOTE WITH MARÍA HINOJOSA NALAC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AND PERFORMANCES TALLER PUERTORRIQUEÑO 2721 NORTH 5TH STREET

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Bus departs Loews Hotel on route to Taller Puertorriqueño 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Keynote Address 2:30 p.m. & 2:45 p.m.

Bus departs Taller Puertorriqueño on route to Loews Hotel

Monoprint Workshop 11:45 a.m. Van departs Fleisher Art Memorial on route to Loews Hotel NALAC COMMUNITY TOURS PHILLY BOHEMIA MURALISMO EN PHILADELPHIA VISUAL JOURNEY: LATINO/A VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS IN THE CITY

1:15 p.m. Trolleys depart Loews Hotel on route to various locations

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EVENING GRAND PERFORMANCE FEATURING OZOMATLI KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PERELMAN THEATER 260 S. BROAD STREET

7:15 p.m.

Walk to Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Shuttle transportation available for guests with mobility disabilities 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m

Evening Grand Performance

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VENUES AND MAPS

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LOEWS philadelphia hotel 1200 Market Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107 215) 627-1200 Reservations: (888) 575-6397 www.loewshotel.com

Second Floor

TALLER PUERTORRIQUEテ前 2721 North 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19133 (215) 426-3311 www.tallerpr.org

KIMMEL CENTER INC. Perelman Theater 260 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215)-790-5800 www.kimmelcenter.org

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PENN MUSEUM 3260 South Street Philadelphia, 19104 (215) 898-4000 chepp@sas.upenn.edu www.penn.museum

FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL 719 Catharine Street   Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 922-3456 www.fleisher.org

ASIAN ARTS INITIATIVE Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA (215)-557-0455 www.asianartsinitiative.org

PRINCE THEATER 1412 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 569-9700 www.princemusictheater.org

RAICES CULTURALES LATINOAMERICANAS 1417 North 2nd Street   Philadelphia, PA 19122 (215) 425-1390 www.raicesculturales.org

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In memoriam

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Julio Aleman Guillermina Arredondo Lou Ramon Arroyos Alicia Baro Carmen Belen Richardson Marcella Calderon Virginia Cardenas Carlos Cobos Sonia Cordero Rafael Corporan Jose Curbelo

Alfredo Espinoza Viredo Espinosa Ruth Fernandez Carlos Fuentes Shifra Goldman Junior Gonzalez Manolito Gonzalez Josephine Jimenez Pucho Lopez Trinidad A. Lopez Maria Antonia Martinez Juarez

Francisco Mendoza Al Morin Lupe Ontiveros Jacinto Quirarte Yolanda Sanchez Juan Carlos Santa Cruz Luis Alberto Spinetta Joe “Butterball” Tamburro Yomo Toro Virgilio Trompliz Jairo Varela Chávela Vargas

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NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW María López de León Executive Director

María López De León is the Executive Director and board member of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC). In May 2012, President Obama nominated Ms. De León to serve on the National Council on the Arts and most recently, Ms. De León was named among the nation’s 2012 Fifty Most Powerful and Influential People in the Nonprofit Arts.

Adriana Gallego Deputy Director

Adriana Gallego is Deputy Director of NALAC and brings with her years of experience as an artist, administrator and educator. Adriana was previously the Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Educational Assistant at the Norton Simon Museum, and Arts Educator throughout Arizona and California.

Frances Guajardo Operations Manager

Frances Guajardo is the Operations Manager of NALAC and has over eighteen years of nonprofit experience working with community based organizations across the state. Ms. Guajardo joined NALAC 3 ½ years ago. She worked closely on the implementation of upgrades to the Buena Vista Gardens building. She studied Nonprofit Management at University of Texas San Antonio. She remains active in volunteering in the San Antonio community.

Rosa María Saldaña-Bayram Marketing & Community Outreach

Rosa Maria Saldaña-Bayram comes to NALAC with twelve years of experience in Hispanic marketing. Rosa Maria has worked for the top advertising and Spanish language radio companies in the U.S. Hispanic market. She has a B.A. in International Relations and M.A. in Political Science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Ruth Buentello

Conference Coordinator Ruth Buentello comes to us from San Anto Cultural Arts with a combined 10 years of mural arts and program management experience. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. She is currently an artist and one of the co-founder of Mas Rudas Chicana Art Collective.

Gabriel Magraner

Development & National Conference Intern Gabriel Magraner is currently the National Conference Intern at NALAC and will be a 2013 Fulbright Scholar to Brazil. A recent graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, he majored in Latin American Studies and Spanish and wrote his undergraduate thesis on the music group Calle 13 and Puerto Rican identity.

CONFERENCE GRAPHIC DESIGN

Cover Page- Adriana M. Garcia Program Layout- Alejandro Ramírez Falla and Karla Saldaña / www.cargocollective.com/ampersandstudio

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2012 NALAC Conference Program Booklet  

The 2012 NALAC National Conference: Seizing the Moment NOW! was hosted in Philadelphia on October 17-21, 2012. Learn more about the National...

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