Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

Uplifting the Narratives of Silicon Valley's Multicultural Arts Leaders

6:00 PM, November 19, 2019

Topic: Leadership

Provider/Presenting Organization: MALI

Location: South Bay Area


Uplifting the Narratives of Silicon Valley's Multicultural Arts Leaders

Before diversity, equity, and inclusion were popular buzzwords, leaders from Silicon Valley's multicultural arts community have been working to showcase the talent and cultural vibrancy of this region. Silicon Valley Creates invites you to join us for this panel discussion/presentation to learn about the strategies creatives of color have used to grow and sustain their practices over the past several decades.


Omar Rodriguez, Owner/Marketing Director, Kooltura Marketing
Specializing in multicultural marketing, helping clients reach audiences of a specific ethnicity, culture, and subculture through brand and strategy.

Usha Srinivasan, President/Founder, Sangam Arts
Promoting multicultural understanding through performing arts.

Tricia Creason-Valencia, Documentary Filmmaker | Lecturer (Department of Communication
Santa Clara University)
Addressing social justice issues such as immigration reform, homelessness and the representation of gender & race in American social history.

Facilitated by Demone Carter, Program Manager for the School of Arts and Culture's Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute (MALI). With a performance by Maribel Martínez, Poet and Founding Director of The County of Santa Clara’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs

FREE! Light refreshments

Date And Time

Tue, November 19, 2019

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST


School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza

1700 Alum Rock Avenue

San Jose, CA 95116