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PANELISTS

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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

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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