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Viviana “Yura Sapi” Vargas Salvatierra is a two-spirit, indigenous Latinx artist, activist and arts manager. They work with others who are passionate about changing the world specifically through the medium of storytelling and by creating liberated spaces that uplift marginalized voices and experiences. They manage Advancing Arts Forward, a movement to advance equity, inclusion and social justice through the arts. Yura Sapi is currently working on a decolonization project throughout Latin America specifically in Kichwa communities of what is current-day Ecuador. They are a Cycle IV fellow of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute‚Äôs Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship and part of artEquity’s 2018 National Facilitator Training cohort. They hold an MFA from Brooklyn College and a BFA from Boston University.

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Photo by Yura Sapi from poetry and photo series, “Love Poems for Healing”

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Read my blog on Medium.com. Here are some highlights:

“Why I’ve Changed My EDI Philosophy”
“Guide: Creating a Vision Board for 2019”

Photo by Yura Sapi from poetry and photo series, “Poems of Quest for Liberation from the Cages of Colonization”

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Photo by Yura Sapi from poetry and photo series, “Poems of Quest for Liberation from the Cages of Colonization”

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Email me: contact@vivianavargas.com

Photo by Yura Sapi from poetry and photo series, “Poems of Quest for Liberation from the Cages of Colonization”

RESOURCES

Resources, learning materials, and links for work of equity, inclusion, and justice in the arts.

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