In the Ords: CSUMB Literary Arts Journal

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Spotlight: Udoc-U Otters Portraits

Created by CSUMB Undoc-U Otter students, Maria Lopez-Cabrera, Marisol Cruz, Daniella Lopez, Juan Pacheco Marcial, Jesus Loza-Mendez, Victoria Ordaz Garcia, Mirla Ramirez, and Adriana Ramirez Altamirano, these portraits are an interdisciplinary collaboration between the School of Humanities and Communication (HCOM) and the Visual and Public Art Dept. (VPA), and are part of a series of screenings, panels, and workshops made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Led by Dionicio Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Visual and Public Art, I AM WHO I AM…SO WHAT is a series of mixed-media workshops that aim to raise awareness about the urgent issues facing our undocumented community by emphasizing art as a tool for empowerment and community-building.


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