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Horizons Foundation - Our Stories of Resistance and Healing - Ani Rivera

Category: Lecture-Discussion2018-07-10  
Project: Horizons Q Series - Queer Art – Our Stories of Resistance and Healing
Q Series 2018

Queer Art: Our Stories of Resistance and Healing
Queer Art has always told a deep narrative of our LGBTQ community. Throughout modern history it has told intricate tales of our struggles, our resistance, and our healing. Today, queer art and artists play a prominent role in our larger culture but in the process, has it lost its identity? At our free Q Series event, our distinguished panelists will be discussing how queer art fuels the resistance and whether, by taking up space in nontraditional areas, it still yields the same effects that it has in the past?

Ani Rivera, Executive Director of Galería de la Raza ‎

A Queer Xicana from the borderlands of San Diego/Tijuana, Ms. Rivera moved to San Francisco in 1999. Her early carrier included work with children, youth and families providing enrichment and direct services. She found a passion for non-profit community development sector and has over a decade of non-profit administrative experience.

Ms. Rivera joined Galería de la Raza in 2004 and served as the Business Manager through 2007; she later joined the Board of Directors in 2010. In 2012, she once again returned to the Galería as the Executive Director. Currently, her work explores the intersections of community development, art and social practice with a focus on creating equitable and sustainable communities whose practices center on understanding how power, access, and resources can be used in the service of justice.

She is a proud Board Member of the Chicana/Latina Foundation of Northern California, whose mission is to empower Chicana/Latinas in higher education through scholarship and leadership training. In addition, Ms. Rivera serves as the Corridor Co-Coordinator for the Mission Bernal Merchants Association, a group that works to implement beautification and safety projects in her local neighborhood.

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Location: New Conservatory Theatre
Venue: New Conservatory Theatre
Organization: Horizons Foundation


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