Curator: Moises Camacho
Theme: “Las Aves de Santa Ana” Mini Documentary Film Screening
Session Details: This March 5th during the “Boca de Oro festival” we are going to celebrate International Women’s Day with a special event: we will be screening the video “Las Aves de Santa Ana” a documentary made by the Chapman University film department, about the process of creating the mural of the same name painted in the alley during 2021. After the video we will have a panel to talk about the mural and answer questions. “The Birds,” a mural by local high school and Fullerton university students, can be viewed in the alley behind Fourth Street between Bush and Main Streets. The mural took six months to create and represents the diversity as it showcases the different cultures found in Santa Ana. Each bird is assigned to one person depicting where the person’s family originates from.
Jorge F. Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor in the Integrated Educational Studies program within the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. His interests include the role that culture and power play within school systems across the United States. His work explores the politics of knowledge, centering narratives, history and context often devalued and erased within the dominant ideology and identity of the country. He is preoccupied with understanding the role and constant shifting relationship between hegemony, ideology and culture and its influence within our schools. Jorge is first generation within the United States, and comes from an immigrant family from Coahuila, Mexico. His interest in schools and culture come from his experiences growing up on the south side of Santa Ana CA. His inspiration and commitment come from lessons and struggles learned being raised by a determined and visionary indigenous mother. Jorge is passionate about creating spaces for youth and students around social justice, self-determination, and cultural resistance. His teaching experience demonstrate his ability to both create culturally relevant pedagogy, while operationalizing into programing, praxis. He is specifically interested in Indigenous knowledge, immigrant-based politics and the organic intellectual. Jorge considers himself a scholar activist, constantly looking for ways to engage in the process of learning and unlearning.