In this session, participants will have a hands-on experience of co-creating art— visual art/poetry/music—coordinated by leading practitioners in these fields. Only the music breakout session is capped at 30 participants.
- Steven Liang is a filmmaker who directs social issue films with the hope of engaging and entertaining a millennial audience. His films, which all feature diverse characters, have screened in film festivals nationally. He cares deeply about immigration, race, and sexuality; and believes films have the power to create social change. Steven is a graduate student at UCLA Film School, and film consultant at Pomona College.
- Francisco Alarcon, Director of the Spanish for Native Speakers Program at the University of California at Davis, poet -- Francisco X. Alarcón, Chicano, poet and educator, is the author of 13 books of poetry for adults and 6 bilingual poetry books for children. His most recent books are: Borderless Butterflies / Mariposas sin fronteras (Poetic Matrix Press) and Canto hondo / Deep Song (University of Arizona Press). He is the founder of the Facebook, Poets Responding to SB 1070. He teaches at the UC Davis.
- Julio Salgado, artist -- Julio Salgado is the co-founder of DreamersAdrift.com and events and project coordinator at CultureStrike. His status as an undocumented, queer activist has fueled the contents of his illustrations, which depict key individuals and moments of the DREAM Act movement. Undocumented students and allies across the country have used Salgado’s artwork to call attention to the youth-led movement.
- Raul Pacheco -- Raul Pacheco is a founding member of Los Angeles' 3 time Grammy winning Ozomatli. Ozomatli's current record is entitled "Place in The Sun" and celebrates their 20 year career. He is currently music writer and producer for the theatrical presentation Dreaming Sin Fronteras which presents immigration stories from Dreamers across the country.