During the 2020-2021 school year, a group of students from Sunset High School's Mexican American Studies course partnered with the Dallas Mexican American Historical League to record the narratives of immigrants and migrants from Oak Cliff.
 
In this episode, the students provide a brief overview of Season 2 of the Chronicles of Dallas Barrios Podcast. Join Olimpia, Juana, and Nelyda (Our Joven Historians) in a platica over the production of this podcast and their experience in a Mexican American Studies course. 
 
This project is supported by funding from the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life, made possible by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.
 

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December 14, 2020

EP 8: Ellen Hoffman

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Ellen Hoffman is the Owner and Chief Experience Officer for The Movement Loft, a studio specializing in movement disciplines that provide positive benefits to students' bodies and mind. Ellen's chief focus is on creating opportunities for the community to find wellness, connecting the mind and body, while enjoying the benefits of physical movement. The Movement Loft provides daily yoga, dance, movement and meditation experiences for practitioners of various levels, with an emphasis on choice, accessibility and self-care. 

 

As a mixed, Latinx female business owner, she is passionate about championing other women, in particular women of color, to live their best lives. She herself upholds these principles by practicing and promoting self-awareness and self-care, relationship-building, community development, and work in health and wellness. You can learn more about The Movement Loft at www.movementloftstudios.com  

 

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https://www.movementloftstudios.com // @movementloft // @mostinterestingellen

 

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November 22, 2020

EP 7: Brigette Labastida-Reyes

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Brigette Labastida-Reyes is a Latina born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she is currently working for a small tech firm and as a local artist. She attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her degree in Corporate Communications and a minor in Business Administration. Having left Dallas for a few years to attend college and later work, she moved back home in 2019, and has now dedicated herself in making her hometown a more beautiful place. Her love for the arts was present all her life, but this year, 2020, was her big breakthrough: completing her largest mural yet, right in the heart of Bishop Arts. Being a daughter of two immigrant parents has shaped who she is and her art in many ways — she takes pride in representing her Mexican culture through her paint strokes. 

 

As a strong advocate for mental health, she has come to adopt the phrase, “haz todo con amor; do everything with love,” something that has gotten her through tough moments in life and hopes to reflect that in her work. She is currently working on more murals that will be featured on her art Instagram page in the upcoming weeks.

 

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brigetterys@gmail.com // @brigetteconamor (art acct) // @brigettelbstd (personal) 

 

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November 17, 2020

EP 6: Tisha Crear

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Organization: Recipe Oak Cliff

Position: Founder

Tisha Crear is from Dallas, Texas and is dedicated to preserving and creating space for healthy communities to thrive. She is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High school for the Performing and Visual Arts and has a BFA in Theatre / African Studies from New York University and a MS in Management and Administration Sciences from UT Dallas.   Crear has over 20 years professional experience in the Dallas cultural arts scene working as a teaching artist, entrepreneur, and arts administrator.  Tisha is currently the lead of the Susu Cultural Business Incubator that aims to mobilize creative/cultural business to develop locally owned neighborhood hubs. January 2017 Susu Incubator launched its first project, RECIPE Oak Cliff,  a juice bar and vegan cafe with a focus on addressing food security in her neighborhood.

Tisha Crear owned and operated the creative venue Reciprocity that hosted six years of performance and gallery events, artist consignment and cooperative projects, and a vegetarian café and school lunch program. Tisha has worked 12 years with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs as a Program Coordinator developing and administering cultural arts contracts.

 

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https://www.recipeoc.com // @recipeoakcliff 

 

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November 10, 2020

EP 4: David Lozano

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DAVID LOZANO

EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Cara Mía Theatre Co.

David Lozano serves as the Executive Artistic Director of Cara Mía Theatre Co. and specializes in writing, directing and producing original bilingual plays for the Latino community in North Texas. Notable mainstage productions include To DIE: GO in Leaves, by Frida Kahlo (devised by Cara Mía’s artistic ensemble), Nuestra Pastorela (co- written with Jeffry Farrell), and The Dreamers: A Bloodline (devised by Cara Mía). The Dreamers: A Bloodline, the first in a trilogy on immigration, was awarded the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund in the grant's inaugural year in 2012 and was named the “Best New Play of 2013 by Local Writers” by TheatreJones.Com. David recently co-wrote and directed Deferred Action, the second installment of the trilogy for a Cara Mía co-production with the Dallas Theater Center in April 2016. Deferred Action was also the recipient of the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund. In 2009, David co-wrote and directed the play Crystal City 1969 with Raul Treviño, which was named the “Best New Play of 2009” by The Dallas Morning News, TheaterJones.Com and the Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum. Notable children’s and educational plays written by Lozano include Searching for the Six Flags of Texas and The Wisdom of Viejo Antonio, which travel to North Texas schools, Texas museums and area cultural centers. Lozano recently completed the inaugural artEquity Facilitator Training Program at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is a founding steering committee member of the national Latinx Theatre Commons. In March of 2013, Lozano accompanied a delegation of 20 U.S. theatre artists to Cuba with the Theatre Communications Group. In 2014, he was recognized by The Dallas Observer as one of six “Masterminds of Arts & Culture”. Lozano was trained by Fred Curchack from the University of Texas at Dallas, Alicia Martínez Álvarez with the Laboratorio de la Máscara in Mexico City, Jeffry Farrell at Park Cities Yoga, Joan Schirle from Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, California, and at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Lozano has studied with various directors and­­ master teachers from Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, France, Senegal, Spain, and the United States.

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November 10, 2020

EP 5: Alexandra (Lexi) Meleski

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Doctor of Chiropractic, Birth Doula, Founder+CEO

 

Dr. Lexi is originally from Milwaukee, WI, graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with her B.S. in Gender and Women’s Studies with a concentration in women’s health and pre-medicine track in 2010, and moved down to Dallas, TX in January 2011 with only faith and what fit in her car to start chiropractic school. She graduated in April 2014, created Our Birthing Home and has now been in practice since August 2014, serving single income and working families. Dr. Lexi worked on certification to become a certified birth doula in 2013 and was awarded certification at the end of March 2014. She started Our Birthing Home Wellness Community in 2018, a 501c3 non profit to greater serve her community, and is now expanding with Our Wellness Community LLC to widen the reach of providing access to affordable holistic healthcare to create change within the community through education, empowerment and health. Dr. Lexi is an authentic example and leader in her community, allowing people to express their true authentic selves without shame, guilt, or fear. She loves unconditionally and has never met a stranger, a reason why the space she holds is so inviting. Dr. Lexi has created change within her community through pregnancy, birth and postpartum care and support which transcends present cultural boundaries.

 

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https://www.ourwellnesscommunitydallas.com / @ourwellnesscommunitydallas / @doctoraleximeleski 

 

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October 28, 2020

EP 3: Ofelia Faz Garza

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Ofelia Faz Garza

Cultural Organizer and Artist

Ofelia “MexMama” Faz-Garza is a mama, poet, and cultural worker from Oak Cliff (Dallas) who’s inspired by the subtleties of life and the rituals that root us. She’s an adjunct instructor at a local college, a freelance columnist, and has work that has been included in several anthologies, including Women in Nature: An Anthology, Outrage: a Protest Anthology for Injustice in a Post 9/11 World, BASTA! 100+ Latinas Speak Out Against Violence Against Women, and Voces Anthology.  Ofelia is the founder of Cascabel Group, which started The Meet Shop, the Semillitas Book Club for Girls, El Tallercito Writers Collective, and the c/s Initiatives the Arte Local program. Ofelia is always looking for ways to use the literary and cultural arts in interdisciplinary ways to build community and is open to collaborating with and supporting those ready to change the world.

 

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@lamexmama // @cascabelgroup // https://semillitasbookclub.com/ // @SemillitasBookClub // @TheMeetShopOC // @ElTallercitoCollective

 

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October 28, 2020

EP 2: Jessica Washington

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Jessica Washington

COO/Director of Finance, The Dallas Weekly 

Jess began her career at AkzoNobel Inc. in 2007 as the accounting assistant to the Controller where she was responsible for overseeing site financials and capital expenditure projects. Within 2 years, she received an internal promotion as a Customer Service Manager for the company’s U.S. southwest region. In 2011, Jess packed her bags and took her talents to the boutique book publisher and distributor, Greenleaf Book Group, LLC in Austin. But Dallas is where Jess’ heart is, and so, at the end of 2012, she made her way back to the city by leveraging her accounting and customer service experience into positions at Technifax Office Solutions (now DEX Imaging) and the Dallas-based architectural design firm, Faulkner Design Group. She made use of her strong finance background creating and implementing solutions for assets recovery and assisting with contract management.Then in 2017, life changed, first with her marriage to the then President of the Dallas Weekly, then with the birth of their first child later that year. Wanting to spend more time with her son, Jess decided to join her husband’s family business, which, like every other position, she improved with her administrative skills, assisting the CEO and restructuring the company to maximize their abilities in the digital era.

 

Jess is responsible for the financial functions of the Dallas Weekly while assisting the Publisher with growing and managing DW’s client relationships, vendors and projects. With extensive experience in finance, customer service, business operations and internal controls, Jess also serves as an invaluable asset providing feedback on creating experiences that better attract future clients. In every role she plays within the Dallas Weekly, it is her mission to advance the level of service provided by DW and leave a legacy for her children.

 

Jess attended Southern Arkansas University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Metamorphosis Theatre group and the J & P Foundation.

 

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@dallasweekly // @j_jay_double_u // https://www.dallasweekly.com

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