Join the BU Arts Initiative and public art curators Now + There for a live podcast recording of Latinos Who Lunch with artist Justin Favela
Wednesday, February 26 at 6PM
Howard Thurman Center Event Space
808 Commonwealth Ave.
We’re excited to bring Latinos Who Lunch, a podcast that was created to provide a digital media platform that reflects the intersectionality between queer, Latinx, and Spanglish voices in an Anglo dominated podcast world, to Boston! This live podcast recording will feature artist Justin Favela (regular Latinos Who Lunch host, also known as FavyFav) and some special guests to talk about art, culture, and Latinx representation and build the conversation started by Favela’s temporary installation, ¡Provecho!, currently on view at The Prudential Center.
Latinos Who Lunch tackles topics of identity, food, family and history in a responsible yet humorous way and intends to blend all these ideas together by placing into context everything from the piñata as a symbol of multiculturalism in Mexico, to the politics of Frida Kahlo as an icon of Mexicanidad. By maintaining visibility, accessibility and a philosophy of de-centering white male dominating cultural practices at the core mission of their content, Latinos Who Lunch strives to open a dialogue with their listeners about topics that many podcasts will not address.
Latinos Who Lunch Hosts & Panelists
Justin Favela (host) is a Las Vegas native working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and performance. His work draws from art history, popular culture and his Guatemalan/Mexican heritage. He has participated in exhibitions and artists’ residencies across the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Visit his website: justinfavela.com.
Myte (guest co-host) is a Los Angeles based writer and podcast producer/host. She’s originally from Dallas, Texas, where she majored in Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas and began Cabronas y Chingonas podcast. She moved to California in 2017 to pursue screenwriting and to continue producing queer, Latinx content.
Rosario Ubiera-Minaya (panelist) is an afro-Latina leader, community activist and social entrepreneur originally from the Dominican Republic. Rosario currently serves as the Executive Director of Amplify Latinx and has over 25 years of experience working and advocating for systemic change, social justice, and equity, on behalf of the Latinx community, in the areas of education, housing, voter engagement, public health, and the arts. She is the founder of Cojuelos’ Productions, which proudly celebrates all artistic expression through creative and innovative, diverse and culturally-oriented programming and high-end special events. Rosario’s vision has led to what is today the PUNTO Urban Arts Museum in Salem, an outdoor collection of public art that serves as a vehicle to start breaking down the socioeconomic and invisible divides that systematically exist in low-income communities of color. Learn more about Rosario on Amplify Latinx’s website.
¡Provecho!, is a new large-scale, piñata-inspired installation serving up comfort food with a side of cultural reclamation. Dedicated to the vital Latinx community of Greater Boston, ¡Provecho! was commissioned by Boston Properties and curated by Now + There and will be on view through the end of March 2020.
Now + There is a non-profit public art curator changing the landscape with temporary and site-specific public artworks. Through its curatorial and fundraising efforts, Now + There is transforming Boston into a public art city by creating a portfolio of projects that supports artistic risk-taking in order to catalyze community dialogue and cultural change.
The Latina Circle (TLC) is a Boston-based, non-profit social venture founded in 2012 that is advancing Latina leaders across industries into positions of power and influence. Our mission is to connect, mentor, and champion Latina leaders, share best practices, and provide them with a network of professional support. In 2017, TLC launched Amplify Latinx, a non-partisan, collaborative movement whose mission is to build Latinx economic and political power by significantly increasing Latinx civic engagement, economic opportunity and leadership representation across sectors. Our vision is to be the leading voice and advocate for the Latino community to achieve economic and political equity for all Latinos in Massachusetts.