Program Information

Saber es Poder will be offered as a virtual/remote experience over Zoom during spring 2021!

This 3-part series focuses on Latinx leadership, activism, and self-exploration as a way to create social change. Participants will have the opportunity to explore both historical and contemporary activism through art within the Latinx community. A wide variety of speakers will share their stories and work to spark inspiration that participants can carry into their own personal lives and leadership!

Each episode will feature different speakers. Check out the details on each episode below!

Registration

We highly encourage participants to attend all 3 episodes, but attendance at all 3 is not required.

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Saber es Poder is offered as a collaborative series by Diversity & Cultural Engagement – Centro Cultural César Chávez and Community Engagement & Leadership.

For more information or requests related to disability, please email [email protected] or call 541-737-3041.

Episode Schedule

Episode 1

Taking Down a Dictatorship One Thread At a Time: Chilean Women’s Resistance & Artivism
  • Date: Tuesday, May 4th from 4:00-5:30 pm

  • We will kick off our Saber Es Poder series with Dr. Alicia del Campo, Professor of Spanish at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Del Campo will lead us in learning about the lived experiences of Chilean citizens throughout the brutal seventeen year Pinochet regime and how the cultural art of arpillera-making and Chilean women’s activism helped document their individual and collective stories of resistance, expose the cruelty of the government and ultimately topple a dictatorship.

Episode 2

Archiving Stories of Existence & Resistance: Latinx Artivism Panel
  • Date: Tuesday, May 11th from 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Join us for a conversation with musician and activist Taina Asili, poet and social entrepreneur Kim Guerra, and visual artist and illustrator Gabriela Alemán as they showcase their artwork, share how their art connects to their leadership, identity, and activism, and answer questions from the audience.

Panelist Bios:

  • Taina Asili is a New York-based Puerto Rican singer, filmmaker and activist carrying on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. Taína is dedicated to using her art as a tool for personal and social transformation. View Taina's website.
  • Kim Guerra is an artist, writer, and entrepreneur. She is the creator of Brown Badass Bonita, a brand and movement she considers a revolutionary act of self love and love for our Latinx community and wants people to wear her shirts as a statement and shield. View Kim's Instagram.
  • Gabriela Alemán is an illustrator, visual artist, writer and organizer born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, who resonates with the aesthetic of comics and pop art using their lens as a Latinx creative to bring visibility to the Central American diaspora. View Gabriela's website.

Episode 3

Siguiendo el Cambio: Latinx Leadership, Making Change and Me
  • Date: Tuesday, May 18th from 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Episode 3 of Saber Es Poder will host Dr. Jennifer “Jenni” Batchelder, a Chicana leadership educator at Florida State University. Her main focus is on Latinx leadership, generativity, and helping students apply this within their own communities.Through reflection and discussion, Jenni will help us look inward and explore how we can take inspiration from the speakers and stories in episodes 1 & 2 and use our talents, skills, and voice to advocate for positive change in our communities.