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Cultural Ambassador's Jennifer Porras Opens the Door to Art and Activism

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 Jennifer Andrea “YAYA” Porras- Holds a B.A. in Theater/Dance Arts from CSU- Sacramento. During her studies, she was a cultural ambassador, arts educator and performing artist, in China, Mexico, Africa, and Cuba and throughout the American South West. A multi-talented artist who has received Fellowships from Teatro Campesino, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), was a youth mentor and video documenter for the Center for African Peace Conflict Resolution;

Porras has long been inspiring thoughtfulness around civil justice through dance, song, theater and education. She shared stories from a life of activism, which she has passed on to her young son. Porras is the art center manager for the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer in Woodland.

On Nov. 19, four artists from Northern California and beyond presented their work and stories of activism at the Crocker Art Museum’s second Art Beyond Fear panel discussion. The artists who took to the stage represented diverse backgrounds ethnically and professionally, showing how activist art can be woven into our society’s most important conversations through various channels. Dance, education, spoken word, theater, public political actions and painting were the avenues these artists have used to unite communities in hopes of a better future.

Art and Activism " TACTICAL  URBANISM"- projects that engage the public.

Tactical urbanism is an umbrella term used to describe a collection of low-cost, temporary changes to the built environment, usually in cities, intended to improve local neighbourhoods and city gathering places. Join us while YAYA talks about projects that she has been involved of the past decade.

 

 

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