The Diversity Center office will feature a small art exhibit promoting Social Justice Artwork. There will be a small reception and artist talk followed by a Q&A session.
Stan State student artist, Jazz Diaz is the featured artist for the month of October.
Light beverages will be provided.
Jazz Díaz is currently an undergraduate student at California State University, Stanislaus, with a major in Art and minor in Ethnic Studies. Diaz works in a variety of creative mediums, such as digital design, illustration, printing, and murals. As a child Diaz grew up in Los Angeles being surrounded by murals and graffiti that has been influential to her roots inspiring her to paint on walls and work on a large scale. Now living in the Central Valley, her work has come to reflect her journey of decolonizing and deconstructing her worldview of self-identity and her connections through her parents that came to the U.S during El Salvador's civil war, seeking asylum to escape the violence.
A big part of her journey has been making connections as an artist in the community. Being part of an artist’s collective, Merced Collectiva that autonomously started with the intentions to share music, art and political education. Diaz has continued to use this model in the work she does when doing community murals and youth workshops. Diaz is currently working on becoming a teacher so that she can bring these practices and help young people explore their own narratives through art and connect to their community and ancestral roots. She continues to dream of murals and painting on walls and hopes to one day have the opportunity to paint a mural at La Universidad Nacional de El Salvador. Where she would like to paint a mural that embodies and honors the history Cōzcatlān and the history of Indigenous resistance in El Salvador.
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may email email@example.com or call (209) 667-3982 in advance of the workshop.