Online Panel Conversation: Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty II

Jun 29, 6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Online | Zoom

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2021 6:00 PM 6/29/2021 7:00 PM America/Chicago Online Panel Conversation: Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty II

Due to the popularity of the first panel, we are extending another opportunity to host this important community conversation. We hope to bring more thought-provoking discussion with the same panelists as before with a focus on intercultural solidarity between Black, Indigenous, and Black-Indigenous communities in San Antonio but also the nation at large. 

As always, SAMA hopes to create space where we can learn together and dream of a liberated future for all.

Community members include: 

Aamori S. Olujimi (she/her(s)) 

Aamori is a Texan, who is a paid model and a spokeswoman for art, creativity, gender equality and equity.

Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez (she/her(s)/they/them) 

Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez is a Mexican-born Xicana scholar-practitioner of Tepehuan, Guachichil Chichimeca, French and Spanish descent trained in educational pedagogy, circle keeping, performance art, and community organizing.  Currently residing in occupied Somi Se’k Territory of Yanaguana, (San Antonio, TX) she's recognized for her canon of healing-informed praxis intersecting performance art, ancestral knowledge systems and restorative/transformative justice practices as tools for personal and collective transformation. She holds a BA in International Relations and Latin American Studies and a MS in Organizational Leadership and is currently a Southwest Folklife Fellow and Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow focusing on Participatory Action Research and Cultural Leadership. She co-leads, Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin, a transnational inter-tribal group of families preserving Anahuaka teachings, produces Exist2Resist and Guided Liberation Movement Practices, is a veteran Bgirl/Hip Hop dancer, a wife, and most importantly a mami passionate about healing intergenerational/colonial trauma through matriarchal leadership and resiliency.  Laura is a Co-Founder and Visionary behind De Corazón Circles, a consulting and capacity building firm that envisions a safe and equitable world where restorative interactions transform individuals, relationships, communities and systems through the prevention, repair and deep healing of harm.

Katie Pruett (she/her(s)) 

The founder and editor-in-chief of ESJ Magazine, Katie Pruett has been working to make sure representation exists within the sustainable fashion space, and that real conversations that lead to accountability and action are happening in fashion. Over the past year, her work with the magazine has expanded to create a bigger platform for Black women and femmes, and women of color to take up space in ethical and sustainable fashion.  On a personal note, she loves growing and taking care of plants with her five-year-old, is  passionate about sensual dance as a form of self-care, lives for selfie-love photo shoots, and is always looking for ways to support local grassroots organizers. Katie graduated from Baylor University in 2009, with a degree in film and digital media. 

Manuel Davila (they/them) 

Manuel is a 2Spirit Coahuiltecan tradition keeper Native to Yanaguana, commonly known as San Antonio, Texas. As a horticulturist and herbalist by trade, combined with their formal education in pharmacy, they use their knowledge to educate the community on the medicinal flora of the area. They are currently the Cultural Arts Manager for American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AIT-SCM), which focuses on preservation of the culture of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation. Manuel is also a community organizer. They have represented San Antonio at the Celebration of Basketry and Native Food Gathering as well as at the 2017 People's Climate March in Washington D.C. Manuel has been featured in several publications including but not limited to: The New York Times, San Antonio Express News, SA Current, The Washington Post, Democracy Now, and NBA.com.

San Antonio Museum of Art

Due to the popularity of the first panel, we are extending another opportunity to host this important community conversation. We hope to bring more thought-provoking discussion with the same panelists as before with a focus on intercultural solidarity between Black, Indigenous, and Black-Indigenous communities in San Antonio but also the nation at large. 

As always, SAMA hopes to create space where we can learn together and dream of a liberated future for all.

Community members include: 

Aamori S. Olujimi (she/her(s)) 

Aamori is a Texan, who is a paid model and a spokeswoman for art, creativity, gender equality and equity.

Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez (she/her(s)/they/them) 

Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez is a Mexican-born Xicana scholar-practitioner of Tepehuan, Guachichil Chichimeca, French and Spanish descent trained in educational pedagogy, circle keeping, performance art, and community organizing.  Currently residing in occupied Somi Se’k Territory of Yanaguana, (San Antonio, TX) she's recognized for her canon of healing-informed praxis intersecting performance art, ancestral knowledge systems and restorative/transformative justice practices as tools for personal and collective transformation. She holds a BA in International Relations and Latin American Studies and a MS in Organizational Leadership and is currently a Southwest Folklife Fellow and Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow focusing on Participatory Action Research and Cultural Leadership. She co-leads, Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin, a transnational inter-tribal group of families preserving Anahuaka teachings, produces Exist2Resist and Guided Liberation Movement Practices, is a veteran Bgirl/Hip Hop dancer, a wife, and most importantly a mami passionate about healing intergenerational/colonial trauma through matriarchal leadership and resiliency.  Laura is a Co-Founder and Visionary behind De Corazón Circles, a consulting and capacity building firm that envisions a safe and equitable world where restorative interactions transform individuals, relationships, communities and systems through the prevention, repair and deep healing of harm.

Katie Pruett (she/her(s)) 

The founder and editor-in-chief of ESJ Magazine, Katie Pruett has been working to make sure representation exists within the sustainable fashion space, and that real conversations that lead to accountability and action are happening in fashion. Over the past year, her work with the magazine has expanded to create a bigger platform for Black women and femmes, and women of color to take up space in ethical and sustainable fashion.  On a personal note, she loves growing and taking care of plants with her five-year-old, is  passionate about sensual dance as a form of self-care, lives for selfie-love photo shoots, and is always looking for ways to support local grassroots organizers. Katie graduated from Baylor University in 2009, with a degree in film and digital media. 

Manuel Davila (they/them) 

Manuel is a 2Spirit Coahuiltecan tradition keeper Native to Yanaguana, commonly known as San Antonio, Texas. As a horticulturist and herbalist by trade, combined with their formal education in pharmacy, they use their knowledge to educate the community on the medicinal flora of the area. They are currently the Cultural Arts Manager for American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AIT-SCM), which focuses on preservation of the culture of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation. Manuel is also a community organizer. They have represented San Antonio at the Celebration of Basketry and Native Food Gathering as well as at the 2017 People's Climate March in Washington D.C. Manuel has been featured in several publications including but not limited to: The New York Times, San Antonio Express News, SA Current, The Washington Post, Democracy Now, and NBA.com.

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