2016 Conference

James Hunter

Israel James Hunter is a freelance, multi-instrumentalist and producer whose recent electric and acoustic works reflect diverse and eclectic beat-driven influences.

Dr. David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez, Ph.D, arts activist/performing artist/public speaker, is the recipient of numerous awards, grants and commissions including two Lila Wallace Community Engagement Grants and an Irvin

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship, the winner of the 2011 Alpert Award in Theater, and an inaugural recipient of the Doris Duke Perfo

Hector Flores

Born in City Terrace, Hector Flores grew up in the Pan-Asian – Chicano neighborhoods of San Gabriel Valley and East LA.

Betty Avila

A native Angeleno, Betty’s work has centered on the intersection of the arts and social justice, with particular focus on community building, public space, and youth empowerment.

Cynthia Fuentes

Cynthia Fuentes’ mission is to use art, culture, and music as a tool for community change. Currently, she is the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s (L.A.

Patricia Flores

Music + Art have defined an entire career and a lifelong passion for L.A. native, Patricia Flores.

Mariah Martinez

Mariah Martinez co-founded LatinLife.com, a learning social content platform focused on delivering personalized, culturally relevant content to the US Born Millennial Latino using social media and

Yadira Rosas

Yadira Rosas currently serves as Manager, Community Empowerment & Partnerships for Univision Communications Local Media.

Tony Gómez

Antonio Gómez is an educator and percussionist focused on musical dialogue between cultures.


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