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A podcast about the arts and culture from the San Ysidro border region. We are an art gallery located right by the most transited international border in the world: The San Diego/ Tijuana Border. Listen to the people giving this area a very vibrant cultural and artistic binational life.

Listen to all our previous episodes below, or find us on all listening platforms.


Un podcast sobre las artes y la cultura de la región fronteriza de San Ysidro. Somos una galería de arte ubicada justo al lado de la frontera internacional más transitada del mundo: la frontera de San Diego/Tijuana. Escuchar a la gente que le da a esta zona una vida binacional cultural y artística muy vibrante.

Escuche todos nuestros episodios anteriores a continuación, o encuéntrenos en todas las plataformas de escucha.

EPISODE 25

December 2023

In this packed episode, we hear segments from the team here at The Front Arte y Cultura Gallery:

Hector Castro spoke with Enrique Von Borstel, president of Bulldog Productions and Director of Black Box Tijuana, who takes us on a tour of local music and production from the cross-border area. You’ll even hear «Memory Leak,» a local band based in Chula Vista, in the background.

Vania Mercado shares with us about her experience with the DACA program in the United States, an initiative created in 2012 that provides protection against deportations to people even if they are minors.

Additionally, this year Casa Familiar celebrated its 50th anniversary of working with the community. Francisco Eme recount what happened at «Casa Fest 2023»; a fusion of art, food and music from Nortec artists: Bostich + Fussible, Ronda Machetera, La Diabla, Liquid Blue, Mara Sulu with Revival and Mariachi Internacional San Diego.

And finally, Yinna Aldama, a Kumeyaay indigenous person, talks to us about stolen territories and privatized land, as part of the indigenous community segment of Baja California.

We thank the City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission, Mellon Foundation and Casa Familiar for their support in carrying out this program.

Thanks for listening!

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En este episodio, escuchamos segmentos por parte del equipo de la galería The Front Arte y Cultura.

Hector Castro habló con Enrique Von Borstel, presidente de Bulldog Productions y Director de Black Box Tijuana, quien nos lleva a un recorrido por la música y producción local de la zona transfronteriza. Incluso escucharás de fondo a «Memory Leak», una banda local ubicada en Chula Vista.

Vania Mercado nos comparte acerca de su experiencia con el programa DACA en Estados Unidos, una iniciativa creada en 2012 que brinda protección contra deportaciones a personas aún siendo menores de edad.

Además, este año Casa Familiar celebró su 50 aniversario de trabajar con la comunidad. Francisco Eme nos trae el recuento de lo que se vivió en «Casa Fest 2023»; una fusión de arte, comida y música de los artistas Nortec: Bostich + Fussible, Ronda Machetera, La Diabla, Liquid Blue, Mara Sulu with Revival y Mariachi Internacional San Diego.

Y por último, Yinna Aldama, indígena kumiai, nos platica sobre territorios robados y la tierra privatizada, como parte del segmento de las comunidades indígenas de Baja California.

Agradecemos a la Comisión de Arte y Cultura de la Ciudad de San Diego, Mellon Foundation y a Casa Familiar, por su apoyo con la realización de este programa.

¡Gracias por escuchar!

EPISODE 24

August 2023

In this packed episode, we hear segments from the team here at The Front Arte y Cultura Gallery:

Breny Aceituno talks to the people behind Libreria ‘Alexandria’ @alexandrialibreriacolectiva – a bookstore and reading café in León, Guanajuato.

Hector Castro talks to Ofelia @conejiz a.k.a. Wabbit from ‘Wabbit Presents’ @wabbitpresents about organizing music shows and events in San Diego, diving into the positive impact it has on the community and local music scene.

Yinna Aldama speaks about her home of La Huerta and the tale of its origin.

Francisco Eme speaks to multimedia artist Mariel Miranda @mariiel.mira, diving into her artistic practice and her solo show at The Front Gallery

Music feature for this episode is local San Diego band, Pleasure Pill – listen to them after this episode! @pleasurepillusa

Thanks for listening!

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En este episodio lleno, escuchamos segmentos de todo el equipo de aqui la galeria The Front Arte y Cultura.

Breny Aceituno platica con la gente detras de la Libreria Alexandria @alexandrialibreriacolectiva – una libreria, caféteria y sala de lectura en León, Guanajuato.

Hector Castro habla con Ophelia @conejiz a.k.a. Wabbit de Wabbit Presents @wabbitpresents sobre organizando eventos de musica en San Diego, sumergiéndose en el impacto positivo que tiene sobre la comunidad y escena de musica local.

Yinna Aldama habla sobre su hogar y comunidad La Huerta, y el cuento de su origen.

Francisco Eme platica con Mariel Miranda @mariiel.mira, sumergiéndose en su practica artística y su exhibición solo en nuestra galería.

Nuestra presentación musical es una banda local llamada Pleasure Pill, ¡escúchalos después de este episodio!

Gracias por escuchar!

EPISODE 23

June 2023

In this episode of The FRONT Arte y Cultura, we listen to our collaborator Yinna Aldama share her perspective and experience with ancestry and its importance within her community.

We also talk to Xayn Naz from The Brown Building @thebrownbuildingarts, a trans-led community center for Black + Brown artists and folk in San Diego. He shares his experience in creating a safe space, and the importance of spaces like this existing in communities.

Our music feature for this episode is Jackie Mendoza, @jackiemendozaaa, a queer artist from Chula Vista/Tijuana. Follow her on instagram and check out their music.

Thank you to Xayn Naz, Jackie Mendoza, Yinna Aldama, and our listeners.

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En este episodio de The FRONT Arte y Cultura, nuestra colaboradora Yinna Aldama nos comparte su perspectiva y experiencia con su ancestria, y su importancia dentro de su comunidad.

Tambien hablamos con Xayn Naz, director de The Brown Building, @thebrownbuildingarts, un centro comunitario dirigido por personas trans para artistas y comunidad de color en San Diego. Comparte su experiencia en la creación de un espacio seguro y la importancia de espacios como este que existen en las comunidades.

Nuestro segmento de musica incluye a Jackie Mendoza, @jackiemendozaaa, artista queer de Chula Vista/Tijuana. Encuentra su musica en instagram y redes musicales.

Gracias a Xayn Naz, Jackie Mendoza, Yinna Aldama, y nuestres oyentes.

EPISODE 22

May 2023

In this episode of The FRONT Arte y Cultura, we talk to Venezuelan director and composer Andrés González following the San Diego Symphony’s intimate performance at the The FRONT gallery.

Our music segment shines the light on San Diego’s thriving underground rave scene with an interview with Aqui Sanchez, co-founder of No Expectations

And finally. Yinne Aldama’s segment featuring a short story by her aunt, «The Story of the Three Sacred Trees»

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En este episodio de The FRONT Arte y Cultura, hablamos con el director y compositor venezolano Andrés González luego de la presentación intima de la Sinfónica de San Diego en la galería The FRONT.

Nuestro segmento de música arroja luz sobre la próspera escena rave clandestina de San Diego con una entrevista con Aqui Sanchez, cofundadora de No Expectations.

Y finalmente, el segmento de Yinna Aldama con un cuento de su tía, «La Historia de los Tres Arboles Sagrados»

EPISODE 21

April 2023

In this episode, we interview prominent figures in the San Diego music scene; creator, producer and videographer Xavier Vasquez, and singer, songwriter Kass Rose Gold.

Our music feature this episode is Kass Rose Gold. Listen to her music on all audio platforms.

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En este episodio, entrevistamos a figuras descatadas de la escena musical de San Diego. Xavier Vasquez, quien es productor, creador, y videógrafo. Tambien a cantante y compositora Kass Rose Gold.

Nuestra característica musical de este episodio es Kass Rose Gold. Encuentra su musica en todas las plataformas.

EPISODE 20

January 2023

In this episode, we will take a look into Tijuana’s diverse music scene with guest Josemar Gonzalez, learn about Friendship Park and its importance to our community with Breny Aceituno, and, finally, listen to our collaborator Yinna Aldama talk about what liberty truly means in her segment «La Libertad de Mi Pueblo».

Music feature in this episode is local Tijuana band, Parque de Cometas.


En este episodio, echaremos un vistazo a la diversa escena musical de Tijuana con el invitado Josemar González, aprenderemos sobre el Parque de la Amistad y su importancia para nuestra comunidad con Breny Aceituno y, finalmente, escucharemos a nuestra colaboradora Yinna Aldama hablar sobre lo que realmente significa la libertad en su segmento «La Libertad de Mi Pueblo».

La función musical en este episodio es la banda local de Tijuana, Parque de Cometas.

EPISODE 19

December 2022

In our final episode of 2022, we talk to Pablo Dodero after his concert performance in the gallery as part of The Front’s video concert series. We also take a look into the Bésame Mucho Concert Festival during our music segment. And in continuation with our new segment, Yinna Aldama speaks to friends about their experience being indigenous youth within both their communities and the city.

Our music feature this episode is from Rabbitlight’s new album, ‘Volátil’. As well as a part of Pablo Dodero’s performance at the Front, watch it here.

Thank you to Pablo Dodero, Joel and Jaziel Cota Gonzalez, and our listeners.

Thank you for a great year, see you in 2023!


En nuestro último episodio de 2022, hablamos con Pablo Dodero después de su concierto en la galería como parte de la serie de videoconciertos de The Front. También echamos un vistazo al Festival de Conciertos Bésame Mucho durante nuestro segmento de música. Y en continuación con nuestro nuevo segmento, Yinna Aldama habla con amigos sobre su experiencia como jóvenes indígenas tanto en sus comunidades como en la ciudad.

Nuestra característica musical este episodio es del nuevo álbum de Rabbitlight, ‘Volátil’. Además de una parte de la actuación de Pablo Dodero en el Frente, mírala aquí.

Gracias a Pablo Dodero, Joel y Jaziel Cota Gonzalez, ya nuestros oyentes.

¡Gracias por un gran año, nos vemos en 2023!

EPISODE 18

November 2022

This episode marks the beginning of a new season for The Front Arte y Cultura’s podcast. We talk about our latest exhibition ‘Our Ancestor’s Dream’ with curator Karla Garcia-Torres, we visit participating artist Eva Salazar as she tells us about her creations featured in the exhibition.

We also introduce a new segment with collaborator Yinna Dalila Aldima Muñoz, where she will take us through various topics and issues surrounding the Kumeyaay community in Baja California. In this episode, she talks to her mother and aunt about their day of the dead traditions.

Our music feature this episode is from a vinyl record out of Karla Garcia’s collection, titled,’Grupos Etnicos de Baja California Norte: Volume 5′, side B. The songs in featured order are:

«Tiña Miya (El oscuro cielo)»

«Ampaya Ampaya (La carga) – Traditional – k’miai»

«Xakwilmet (El pajarito) – Traditional – k’miai»

«Xakwilawa (El cenzontle) – Traditional – k’miai»


Este episodio marca el inicio de una nueva temporada del podcast de The Front Arte y Cultura. Hablamos de nuestra última exposición ‘El sueño de nuestros antepasados’ con la curadora Karla García-Torres, visitamos a la artista participante Eva Salazar mientras nos cuenta sobre sus creaciones presentadas en la exposición.

También presentamos un nuevo segmento con la colaboradora Yinna Dalila Aldima Muñoz, donde nos llevará a través de varios temas y cuestiones que rodean a la comunidad Kumeyaay en Baja California. En este episodio, habla con su madre y su tía sobre las tradiciones del día de los muertos.

Nuestra característica musical de este episodio es de un disco de vinilo de la colección de Karla García, titulado ‘Grupos Etnicos de Baja California Norte: Volumen 5’, lado B. Las canciones en orden de presentación son:

«Tiña Miya (El oscuro cielo)»

«Ampaya Ampaya (La carga) – Traditional – k’miai»

«Xakwilmet (El pajarito) – Traditional – k’miai»

«Xakwilawa (El cenzontle) – Traditional – k’miai»


EPISODE 17

August 2022

In this episode, we highlight art, people and music from the San Diego/Tijuana region. We talked to artist Armando De la Torre about his project with SD Park Social, musician Kathia Ruda from Ensenada about her ocean inspired music, and locals on the Imperial Beach Pier about their favorite pastimes.

This episode was made possible by general support from NALAC.


En este episodio, destacamos el arte, la gente y la música de la región de San Diego/Tijuana. Hablamos con el artista Armando De la Torre sobre su proyecto con SD Park Social, la música Kathia Ruda de Ensenada sobre su música inspirada en el océano y los lugareños en el muelle de Imperial Beach sobre sus pasatiempos favoritos.

Este episodio fue posible gracias al apoyo general de NALAC.


EPISODE 16

July 2022

In this episode, we speak with community music teacher Henry Aponte on the importance of education and its effect to improve our community. We listen to Las Zapatistas introduce themselves, whilst also hearing their upcoming live session. San Ysidro Skater Kids also tell us about their origins, and what their next chapter has in store.

Our music feature for this episode is Las Lunas De Galio, a tijuana pop-rock group.

This episode was made possible by general support from NALAC.


En este episodio, hablamos con el maestro de música de la comunidad Henry Aponte sobre la importancia de la educación y su efecto para mejorar nuestra comunidad. Escuchamos a Las Zapatistas presentarse, mientras escuchamos su próxima sesión en vivo. San Ysidro Skater Kids también nos cuenta sobre sus orígenes y lo que les depara su próximo capítulo.

Nuestra función musical para este episodio es Las Lunas De Galio, un grupo de pop-rock tijuanense.

Este episodio fue posible gracias al apoyo general de NALAC.


EPISODE 15

June 2022

In this episode, The FRONT Arte y Cultura meets with participating emerging artists from our upcoming exhibition, New Native Narratives, to describe their experience taking part in the program. We interviewed Leslye Villaseñor, Casiel Sanchez, Adrian Del Riego, Marlon PV, Evan Lopez, Rianne Elyse, Carlos Luna,  Natalia Ventura, & our gallery director Francisco Morales. They discuss their experiences, thoughts, and what steps they take from their instructors to improve their artwork. Our music feature for this episode is The Fazes, local femme garage dark wave group from Vista, CA. This episode was made possible by general support from NALAC.

This episode was aired on nettnettradio.com on June 17th, 2022


En este episodio, The FRONT Arte y Cultura se reúne con los artistas emergentes participantes de nuestra próxima exposición, Nuevas narrativas nativas, para describir su experiencia al participar en el programa. Entrevistamos a Leslye Villaseñor, Casiel Sanchez, Adrian Del Riego, Marlon PV, Evan Lopez, Rianne Elyse, Carlos Luna, Natalia Ventura y nuestro director de galería, Francisco Morales. Discuten sus experiencias, pensamientos y qué pasos toman de sus instructores para mejorar su obra de arte. Nuestra función musical para este episodio es The Fazes, un grupo local de dark wave femme garage de Vista, CA. Este episodio fue posible gracias al apoyo general de NALAC.

Este episodio se emitió en nettnettradio.com el 17 de junio de 2022


EPISODE 14

May 2022

In this episode, The FRONT Arte y Cultura discusses May Day’s importance, the value of workers’ rights, unionizing and its role within arts organizations, and how it affects our communities. We interviewed Brittney DeVeau, Union Chair of the New Children’s Museum, Francisco Morales, gallery director of The FRONT, Karla Garcia, community activist, and Zian, community member. They discuss their experiences, thoughts, and what steps they take to advocate for better work environments. This episode was made possible by general support from NALAC.

This episode was aired on nettnettradio.com on May 20th, 2022


En este episodio, The FRONT Arte y Cultura analiza la importancia del Primero de Mayo, el valor de los derechos de los trabajadores, la sindicalización y su papel dentro de las organizaciones artísticas, y cómo afecta a nuestras comunidades. Entrevistamos a Brittney DeVeau, presidenta sindical del New Children’s Museum, Francisco Morales, director de la galería de The FRONT, Karla García, activista comunitaria y Zian, miembro de la comunidad. Discuten sus experiencias, pensamientos y qué pasos toman para abogar por mejores entornos de trabajo. Este episodio fue posible gracias al apoyo general de NALAC.

Este episodio se emitió en nettnettradio.com el 20 de mayo de 2022


EPISODE 13

April 2022

In this episode, The FRONT Arte y Cultura team explores sustainability, and environmental justice, as a dedication to Earth Day. We interviewed Dan Whitman, coordinator for the Binational Friendship Park, and Alexis Aceituno, a former oil refinery worker. Additionally, we listen to an audio collage of audio submissions from the community, asking what they imagine as a green and clean future. MAKI, multi-instrumentalist of pop, jazz, and electronica is the music feature for this episode. With general support from NALAC.

Thank you to Irma Bejarle, Ainara Calahorra, Lourdes Sanchez, Daniel Whitman, Alexis Aceituno, for their words. MAKI for her music.

This episode was aired on nettnettradio.com on April 22nd, 2022


EPISODE 12

April 2022

Dedicated to International Women’s day, The Front Arte y Cultura’s Podcast, created an open call for self-identifying women and non-binary people from our community to send in audios of themselves. In addition, we include special interviews with community members, about what womanhood means to them. 

Thank you to Monica Hernandez, Liz Ramirez, Andres Hernandez, Irma Bejarle, Rachael Bello, and Signe Ditona, for their words. Las Zapatistas for their music.

Thank you to the National Association of Latino Arts, & The San Diego Commission For Arts & Culture, & nettnett radio.

This episode was aired on nettnettradio.com on April 1st, 2022


EPISODE 11

November 2021

In this episode, we interview Nortec: Bostich + Fussible right before their DJ Set Concert outside the gallery, as the extension to the fifteenth anniversary exhibition, “El Devenir / Becoming” celebration. Breny Aceituno & Hector Castro sit down with members, Ramon Amezcua, & Pepe Mogt, to talk about their influences in the trans-border region, what the times reflect with their work, and what there is to come from the group in the future.Thank you to the National Association of Latino Arts, & The San Diego Commission For Arts & Culture for their support on this episode.


EPISODE 10

September 2021

In this episode, our collaborator Breny Aceituno interviews participating artists’ LaRissa Rogers, Jackie Mesquita, & Kate Clark, as well as one of the co-curators Alan Luna from the past exhibition ‘And We Will Sing In The Tall Grass Again’ to look back at the unique features of it’s showcase, and the overall meaning of its themes.

Featuring ’22nd Century’ by Nina Simone


EPISODE 9

August 2021

Pixca Farms is a small local farm by the Tijuana River Valley which consists of a large array of organic vegetables, seasonal flowers, and other produce. Through its’ time in operation, it has served local residents with a variety of goods many others have been able to consume at farther farmer’s markets North of the San Diego region. It’s close location to the border aside its formidable plant diversity, has left a unique charm to it’s name.

In this episode, Breny Aceituno, with the Front Arte Cultura Team, met with Chris Juarez, the co-owner of Pixca farms to discuss their origins, produce, and their contribution in bringing in healthy organic foods to their local community. 

In addition, The Front Arte Cultura announces new upcoming news at the gallery space for Fall aside a musical feature by local San Diego band, Moonsugar. 

Breny Aceituno: Journalist, Producer

Francisco Morales: Producer

Hector Castro: Narrator, Host

Chris Juarez: Co-Owner of Pixca Farms

«Sol Hundido» by Moonsugar Collective

https://moonsugarcollective.bandcamp.com/releases

EPISODE 8

July 2021

Sidro Saturdays is an all-new monthly event happening in the friendly border town, San Ysidro focused on creating a sense of belonging, identity and community.

In this Episode Breny Aceituno talked to multiple artists and community members who participated in the debut of the event.


EPISODE 7

January 2021

In this episode we talk about our outdoors exhibitions that were a response to the pandemic, with some interviews about urban art with artists from San Diego and Tijuana. An interview with Yvonne Venegas, photographer from San Diego – Tijuana. Music from A Love Electric and more!


 EPISODE 6

May 2020

In this episode we will listen to the full music album INSURGENCIES, Women´s electronic Music and sound Creations from the Borderland. Featuring: MAKI, Sarah Hankins, M A L U , Jelly Bebe, Nixie, Hidhawk, Lucy Liebre & Diana Benavidez

insurgencies album booklet

Download Full Album

***Special thanks to Vivian Moreno’s office and The City of San Diego’s  Commission for Arts and Culture.


EPISODE 5

May 2020

In this episode we will listen to Sara Solaimani, curator of the Dia de la Mujer Exhibition at The Front and Angelica Omaña, one of the participant artists, taking about the show.  Andrew Sturm, Public Vitality Facilitator at Casa Familiar shares the process of the Living Rooms at the Border project. Everything in the middle of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Alexa Pante. Narration, Host.

Hector Castro. Narration, Host.

Francisco Eme. Host, Producer.

***Special thanks to Vivian Moreno’s office and The City of San Diego’s  Commission for Arts and Culture.


EPISODE 4

January 2020

In this episode we will listen to Irma Sofia Poeter talk about her restrospevtive show at Cecut and the Front. Also, «Concerning of two» a binational exhibition and some exciting news!

   Irma Sofia Poeter and her installation Suspended Sentences

Harpist Michelle Rose Tucker

Hector Castro. Narration, Host

Francisco Eme. Host, Producer


EPISODE 3

December 2019

In this episode we will focus on the electronic art exhibition: META-AFFECTION, which took place from September 7th to November 9th 2019.

Artists Chris Warren, Margaret Noble, Anni Garza Lau, and Joe Cantrell, share their connection to Electronic Art and also talk about the pieces they presented.

Hector Castro. Narration, Host.

Karla de la Luna. Narration,.

Francisco Eme. Host, Producer.


EPISODE 2

August 2019

In this episode we will talk about the 2019 summer exhibition at The Front called: «OVERSEAS», curated by Carmela Prudencio, which includes a solo project by Rizzhel Javier called «Almost Home».  The Filipino American community in San Diego is the second largest Filipino community in the USA. This is the first time a show like this happens in San Diego. The opening reception was packed, people enjoyed sharing visions and stories about family, heritage and culture.

T.Rexico – Local San Diego Band. https://t-rexico.bandcamp.com/

Hector Castro. Narration, Host.

Karla de la Luna. Narration, Host.

Francisco Eme. Host, Producer.


EPISODE 1

July 2019.

In this first episode, we are going to share a little bit about ourselves, and talk about the 2019 Annual Dia de la Mujer Exhibition. We had a conversation with Mely Barragán, Carmela Castrejon and Molly Gabbard, the curators and artists of this show.  We will listen to original music by Shindings, a local project from South San Diego. As well as informing you on what’s to come at The Front.



Mely Barragan, 12th Annual Dia de la Mujer Exhibition Curator.


Shindings – San diego Local Band

https://shindigs.bandcamp.com/

Hector Castro. Narration, Host.

Karla de la Luna. Narration, Host.

Francisco Eme. Host, Producer.


Collaborators:

Francisco Morales. Host, Producer. 

Francisco Eme (1981) is originally from Mexico City currently living in San Diego working as a director at The Front Arte & Cultura gallery in San Ysidro California. As an artist, he is particularly interested in the sundry everyday situations and social interactions that compress, synthesize, and reflect the complexities of today’s world.

He  creates music, photography, multimedia installations, electroacoustic compositions, interventions and performances. His work has been presented across México, the United States, England, Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Canada, Colombia, Argentina and El Salvador.

Breny Aceituno. Journalist, Producer.

Breny Aceituno is a Imperial Beach resident working for a public health program that aims to disarm the health disparities present in Latino communities living near the San Diego border.
Breny graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s in Political Science. She earned a master’s degree in Conflict Management from the University of Haifa in Israel. Breny has worked as a broadcast journalist for Ruptly TV in Berlin, Germany, and as a reporter and producer for Aarhus Radio House in Denmark and KCRW in Santa Monica, CA. She considers herself a life-long learner who is driven by the actionable accountable measures that can improve our communities.She has a passion for conflict management, investigative journalism, and for all the wonders that are often unmasked in places made up of dichotomies (i.e. border towns, conflict zones, and isolated communities).

Karla Elena Garcia. Narration, Host.

Karla Elena Garcia is a Chicanx Kumeyaay Femme and resident of Barrio Logan. She grew up in Southeast San Diego for most of her life until she went away for college at the University of California-Berkeley where she studied Political Science and Chicano studies. She was one of the co-organizers in the bay area that was bringing attention to the missing 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa, which is when her passion for human rights truly began. Her day job consist of working for an immigration law firm and on her off time she advocates for the rights of her unhoused neighbors and the importance of building community. She loves to paint to relax and supports the local efforts sprouting up to support the arts in San Diego. 

Hector Castro. Narration, Host 

Hector Castro is a local independent creative from the South Bay Art & Music scene in San Ysidro, CA. His focus is to implement inclusivity as an opportunity for new artists to integrate with others from outside the city/state lines. Through the use of photography, graphic design, booking/management, curation, and a social platform, Hector collaborates with fellow local creatives to enrich a community without corporate/industrial aid.