Indie Grits is headed to Charlotte, North Carolina for the 31st NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshop— a key opportunity for artists, cultural organizers, educators, activists, and allies from across the country to network, learn, and build together.
Stories of Latinx in the Deep South are at the forefront of the contemporary arts world, especially within projects that intersect with issues of immigration, health, access to education, climate change, poverty, racial justice and more. The Charlotte Regional: Latinx in the New South workshop aims to connect people from across the country and people from the southeast US and give them a forum to discuss these topics and this unique position in the arts.
As I prepare for a weekend filled with panels and discussions, my heart radiates with profound joy and pride at the thought of reuniting with fellow colleagues and artists, exchange ideas and talk about what it means to be a part of projects that are leading conversations across the region.
This convening will bring together Indie Grits Visiones cohort members Diana Farfán, Danny Flores, Abi Gomez, Irving Juarez and Ivan Segura as they highlight Latinx voices in the South, share their work, and continue to build on the ideas that led them to that cumulative creative high we all experienced in April.
I am fortunate to have the opportunity to talk about how the Visiones theme changed my life and the incredible impact it has had on the way Indie Grits interacts with its artistic communities.
Be sure to not miss the crew on social media! We will share all the fun moments!