WELCOME…Adam Horowitz * Alayna Eagle Shield * Angie Durrell * Arturo Herrera * Betty Yu * Bobby LeFebre * Cassius Spears * Chadwick Pang * ChE Ware * Cristal Chanelle Truscott * daniel johnson * Eli Lakes * Gabriela Muñoz * Graciela Sanchez * Hillary Kempenich * Jonathan Clark * Jumana Salamey * Ka’iu (Elizabeth) Takamori * Kaisha Johnson * Kanoelani Davis * Kim Pevia * Kiyoko McCrae * Lula Saleh * Nijeul Porter * Priya Bhayana * Shey Rivera Rios * Tara Gumapac * Tish Jones * Vicki Meek * Wes May [The images are not in alphabetical order]
The ILI founding partners – Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), and PA’I Foundation first met in 2004. Citing their own experiences as leaders within the arts and culture field who regularly participated in programs designed to support one’s personal and professional development, the partners recognized that while most of these programs provided important skills and connections, they also largely reinforced dominant cultural norms, modes of learning, and ways of being and interacting that were sometimes out of sync with their commitment to cultural equity and to change-making in and with their own communities.
We would like to say HOʻOMAIKAʻI (congratulations) to the first cohort of #ILIFellows!
We can’t wait to see you all in Jackson, Mississippi!