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PANELISTS

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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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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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