A Cuban-born, Bay Area–based teacher of Cuba’s music and dance traditions talks about his experiences as an immigrant and the enduring influence of Afro-Cuban cultural heritage.
The daughter of celebrated actress Rita Moreno, herself an actress and dancer, talks about Puerto Rico, her mother’s rise to stardom, and her own creative career.
The lead consultant for the Pixar animated feature Coco talks about how her work as a cultural translator of Mexican heritage impacted every aspect of the film.
Tijuana-based scholar and author Alarcon discusses his research on deported immigrants and their families.
Rael, a UC Berkeley professor of architecture and art practice and author of Borderwall as Architecture, offers counterpropositions to the militarization of the border between the US and Mexico.
Ramirez, born and trained in Venezuela and now a dancer with Diablo Ballet, discusses her personal journey and professional career.
Sobecki, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for her photographs documenting Europe’s response to the African migration crisis, discusses some of the reasons for migration and the power and limitations of photography as an art form.
The organizer of this lecture series discusses the connections among creative works, the experiences of migration, and the possibilities of personal and social transformation.