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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012

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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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...

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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