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Workshops
In an effort to ensure that young people have access to art that is reflective of their communities, I have been working with local artists to create artist renditions of the following workshops. Each time a workship is presented, young people will recieve an art print.

How to be a Xingona in 10 Easy Steps
Art: Mousy Devilla xingona

How to be a Xingona in 10 easy steps is a workshop geared towards 8-12th graders. This interactive and lively conversations is inspired by Sandra Cisneros list  We story tell, chismear, and laugh our way through the list. Reminding ourselves all the ways in which we are already Xingonas and giving ourselves new words and ways, to see our gifts and talents.

Chisme: Informing the Revolution chisme.jpg
Art: Raquel Garcia

“Chisme; informing the revolution” is an interactive workshop that will have you look at the traditional ways in which womxn, femmes, LGTBQ communities have passed on knowledge and information. “Chisme” or “Gossip” has been fundamental to how womxn, femmes, and members of the LGBTQ community survive and thrive in post- colonial societies.  How do we use this traditional way of communication, to make sure we uplift one another and rid the words “chismosa” “chisme” “gossip” of their negative meanings? How can we use the chisme networks that exist in our communities to make sure we work for our collective liberation? You will be given the tools to make sure that we use chisme as a tool of empowerment and to reclaim our power.  

Cardi B and the Respectability Politics of Womxnhood
Art by: Elitita Seibel cardi

Who gets to define Womxnhood ? How does respectability politics make it so we continue to exclude certain womxn from the feminist movement and spaces? In “Cardi b and the respectability politics of Womxnhood” we will look at the historical legacies of colonization, patriarchy, and whiteness to dismantle the how and why we exclude certain womxn, like Cardi B, from the protections of mainstream feminism. What parts of our womxnhood do we suppress to please the male and white gaze? Let’s learn how to dismantle these problematic and colonial constructs and step fully, and powerfully, into our self-defined womxnhood.

A Womxn’s Place is in the Struggle
Art by: Maese art by Eileen Jimenez 
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A Womxn’s place is in the struggle is an interactive workshop that will look at the imperative role that womxn play in social justice movements. How do we use our ancestral knowledge to feel empowered to survive, live, and thrive in our environments? What do Assata Shakur’s words “A Womxn’s place is in the struggle” mean today? Learn the importance of honoring and learning from elders, bringing in the emerging generations voice and skills, working across communities, and centering the voices of those who have been historically looted and disenfranchised.

Brown and Down
Art by: Maribel Galvan 

We Who Create Ourselves Image (1)

Brown and Down is an introductory workshop to PNW Latinx history. We go through the words that are used to identify the Latinx community, the history of how Latinxs got to the NW, The Chicano Movement in WA state and the country, and how we have historically worked with other communities of color towards our collective liberation.

 

There Grows the Hood 

In “There grow’s the ‘hood” students will be given the tools to dismantle the ways in which the media and the general public talk about our hood(s) and how we actively resist the messaging. We will work through the following questions: How do we actively disrupt that we must leave the hoods we grew up to be successful? How do we use our stories and experiences, to invest in our communities and use them as a foundation for growth? How do we dream AND create the worlds that we collectively deserve? What does it look like build community with joy and ways that are relevant to us? This workshop will share tangible tools with students on how to build community with intention and centering the ancestors, people, cultura, and land – for and by the hood.

 

For parents/guardians – Para Padres/Tutores de Familias

Prevención de Pandillas; Desarrollo de Identidad Cultural
Presentadores: Roxana y David Lujano

Hay muchas preguntas sobre cómo prevenir que sus jóvenes caigan a las pandillas y la criminalización de jóvenes de color. Este taller les dará un marco fundamental para ver el legado racista de las escuelas estadounidenses, la cultura que crea un ambiente para que estudiantes se desacoplan, y los círculos sociales que están llenando los vacíos. Se les dará herramientas y información para poder apoyar el desarrollo cultural de los jovenes biculturales

For Educators/Para Educadores

Latinx Identity Development; Narratives and Tools for Rooted Learning and Growth