Recap of NALAC’s 31st Regional Arts Training Workshop


Visiones artist Irving Juarez recaps the National Association for Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) 31st Regional Arts Training Workshop, which took place this year June 2-3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte Regional: Latinx in the New South was a key opportunity for artists, cultural organizers, educators, activists, and allies from across the country to network, learn, and build together:

I was invited to be a presenter at NALAC’s Charlotte Regional on Friday, June 2. The regional offers communities, non-profits, and artists a place where they can come and be a part of progressive conversations, workshops, keynotes, and much more. I was invited to speak on Friday about my NO.TICIAS newspaper I created for Indie Grits this year– I was one of eight speakers at the Nuestras Historias presentation, which dealt with breadth of work happening across generations, cultures, and creative disciplines in the southeast.

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Caitlyn Greene’s ‘August’ to Premiere Online at Short of the Week

Indie Grits 2017 alum Caitlyn Greene and her narrative short, August will premiere online this week on Short of the Week, Wednesday June 7! Short of the Week has “been serving up epic, bite-sized films to millions around the world since 2007… and promote the greatest and most innovative stories from around the world.” Every week new content is released and they curate about an hour of their best short selections.

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Visiones Artists to speak at NALAC’S Regional Conference, Latinx en el Nuevo Sur

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.

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Congrats, Class of 2017!

Indie Grits Labs couldn’t be more proud to congratulate the Come Around My Way and TakeBreakMake graduating senior class of 2017! CAMW and TBM are two of our after-school programs, and seeing these students come up in the world is always a welcoming sight!

Graduating from CA Johnson are two of our Come Around My Way students: Darryl Kenny and John Cornelius. This was Darryl’s third year of Come Around My Way, and John’s first year.

From our TakeBreakMake program, we are sending our love to Dana Dixon and Danny Flores, both of whom have been with the TakeBreakMake program since its conception in 2015. We are so proud of you all and are excited to see all of your future successes. Your intelligence, creativity, and compassion will take you far in life!