Dr. Carla España, Dr. Luz Yadira Herrera, Leticia Hernández-Linares, Robert Liu-Trujillo, & Mike Leyba
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Today’s Gathering has pre-recorded sessions (to allow greater flexibility for presenters and tech hosts during the pandemic).
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Carla is an expert on bilingual education and biliteracy practices across K-12 and higher education. She supports schools across the United States and around the world, with experience supporting educators and students in urban, suburban, rural and international schools. She is the Coordinator, of the Language Series, Supervised Fieldwork Advisor & Course Instructor at Bank Street College Graduate School of Education. Carla’s research studies the ways bilingual students make meaning of their schooling, focusing on issues of translanguaging and culturally sustaining pedagogy in reading and writing workshop classrooms. Her research interests include bilingual education, translanguaging, culturally sustaining pedagogy, arts integration, Latinx education, teaching for social justice, curriculum development, and teacher preparation.
Hernández-Linares has been living, working, and writing in the Mission District since 1995. For over twenty years, she has been merging music and performance with her writing to communicate a poetry that crosses genre boundaries and geopolitical borders. Interdisciplinary at the core, she has collaborated with many talented visual artists and incorporates digital media, audience interaction, costume and props, and installation in her writing and art. She has performed, and presented panels and keynotes throughout the country and El Salvador. A 2011 Creative Work Fund awardee, she envisioned and led an interdisciplinary collaboration about motherhood with teen mothers in her neighborhood Dar a Luz. She is the founder of the ten year event series and artist collaborative: Amate: Women Painting Stories and has led various interdisciplinary projects such as Mission Mortaja
A special focus in her career has involved convening and collaborating with other Salvadoran and Central American artists and writers. While working in journalism, she worked with the Izote Vos book project, and authored the Central American section of an Ethnic Studies textbook. She participated in Foro 2000, an artivist delegation to El Salvador; performed in Epicentrico: Rico Epicentro (A Night of Central American Performance) at Highways (L.A). Her poetic, interactive installation, Papeleo, was featured in the group exhibition, Mourning and Scars (S.F.). She also performed at the Encuentro Poético: Salvadoran-American Poets at the Smithsonian in D.C., and Variedades: Little Central America sponsored by Grand Performances in L.A.. She has worked on numerous projects in Washington D.C.: taught an online bilingual poetry class at the Oyster-Adams Bilingual School; performed as poet in residence with Sol & Soul; hosted the Wandering Song book launch at Busboys and Poets; invited as guest of honor at Hechizo, Arte y Poesía at La Casa de la Cultura. Her bilingual poetry appears in La Piscucha Magazine, Theatre Under My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry Kalina Press and in Poeta Soy and her work was included in the first convening of Central American women writers in El Salvador in 2019: Otro modo de ser.
Rob is a co-founder of The Trust Your Struggle Collective, a contributor to The Social Justice Childrens Bk Holiday Fair, The Bull Horn Blog, Rad Dad, Muphoric Sounds, and the founder of Come Bien Books.