Our Speaker, Educator & Artist Collective

Education For Autonomy connects to outstanding & unique folks working to transform curriculum, media, public education and our human narrative.  Please contact us to discuss hosting a collective member at your school, company, organization or institution. Speaker fees are negotiable and sliding scale depending on your location, organizational mission and purpose of event.  Fees will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

TO CONNECT WITH US:  education4autonomy@gmail.com

LUANN CARRA

Luann Carra is an artist based in Fells Point, Baltimore. She is a creator of amazing mosaic tile, a powerful painter, and compassionate yoga teacher. You can visit her studio or contact to purchase art through her website.

http://www.luanncarra.com

JENNIFER JOHNS

Jennifer is an extraordinary combination of artist, activist and local/ global Change Agent. She is a glorious musical performer, however her connection to our collective is based on her academic, scientific and public-speaking work. In 2008 Johns received a grant from the Kapor Foundation and spent a year on the road asking people about their definition of sustainability and poverty for a project she called Go Liv.

Now, a self-proclaimed Artivist, (artist + activist) Johns acknowledges that part of her life’s work is to leverage her art for social-spiritual change. Jennifer is currently a resident artists in South Africa recording an album.  She returns to Oakland, CA in June 2016. #funmanifesto

http://www.jenniferjohnsmusic.com/

JENNIFER LASKIN, MS, JD

Educational Legal Advocate and Consultant.  Credentials and background include teacher-training, K-12 compliance, and the rights of Special Education & English Language Learners.

See the “About Me” link on the homepage for more information about Jenn.

https://education4autonomy.info/jenns-corner/

FELICIA MONTES, MFA

Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes (Fe Evaone) is a Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, educator, Femcee, designer, organizer, poet, performer, speaker and practitioner of the healing arts from East Los Angeles. She creates with In Lak Ech and fashion line Urban Xic and is the founding director of Mujeres de Maiz, an artist and healer collective. Fe is available for workshops, presentations and performances. She can facilitate a program to transform YOUR collective project into something powerful and sustaining.

Check out her webpage…

www.feliciamontes.com

IRENE SANCHEZ, Ph.D

Academic activist and motivational speaker. Expertise includes access to higher education for Latinos and the pathways from community college to university. Irene is Alumni of University at Santa Cruz (B.S.) and the University of Washington (M.A. & Ph.D).

Irene advocates for underserved populations in higher education and in society at large for immigrant and workers rights. She has provided workshops and served as a speaker at community, education, and humanities based conferences and events. Irene is also a poet/writer, danzante (Aztec/Mexica) and involved in son jarocho community.

http://www.irenesanchezphd.com

 

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