Marisa Becerra:

Becerra is a successful and independent business owner who has supported the arts in various capacities over the last 30 years; she is the co-founder of AdeRisa Productions, LLC. As an independent production company is dedicated to producing and supporting works by emerging film talent from queer and trans people of color communities, with a special emphasis on X/Chicanas/Mexicana and Latina stories...  MORE HERE

Oregon Conference 2019:

Malik Quetzalcoatl Cano:

Malik was born in Riverside, CA, is 10 years old, and a 5th-grade Dual Immersion student at Victor Hodge Elementary in Azusa, CA.  In the award-winning short film, La Serenata, Malik plays Luis. He has performed in several children's musicals.  La Serenata was his first lead role. Most recently he played the lead of Vivaldi for the Azusa Conservatory children's Opera Gloria's Vivaldi.MORE HERE

Ernesto Javier Martinez:​

He is an associate professor at the University of Oregon, Department of Ethnic Studies. His interdisciplinary areas of study are race, gender, and sexuality, and guided by a broader anti-racist, feminist orientation toward institutional and social transformation... MORE HERE


Association for Jotería Arts,

Jennicet Gutierrez:​

Gutiérrez is an activist for transgender rights and immigrant rights. A founding member of La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, much of her activist work supports trans women detained for their immigration status. She was named on Out magazine's Out100 list in 2015. Gutiérrez is based in Los Angeles, California... MORE HERE

Adelina Anthony:

Adelina is an acclaimed and award winning two-spirit Xicana lesbian multi-genre artist, cultural activist, teaching artist, director and producer.  She has over 20 years of performance experience and has garnered Best Actress nominations and awards... MORE HERE

Activism, and Scholarship