Above: Intercultural Leadership Institute participants and the San Antonio community gathered
at
 La Fonda for a Welcome Reception and Dinner this fall. Photo by Luis M. Garza.
A Model for Equity: Diversity and Inclusion 
 
Two themes that commonly appear as topics in these macro-level discussions, although usually in some mystified form, are diversity and inclusion. Quite often, these terms are used in ways that blur two very distinct ideas. On other occasions, they are used to implement policies and recommendations whose goals counteract the ideals that these two terms stand for, a strategy we will address further ahead. 
We view these as a chance to at the very least normalizesome thoughtful, candid, and nuanced dialogue about what diversity and inclusion can mean in the 21st century, in order to move beyond its mere discussion by actually working toward its realization. And what better time than now? Read our thoughts
 
OPPORTUNITIES
Call for Submissions, Texas Touring Roster
NYO2, Carnegie Hall 
Faculty-Film and Digital Media Artist, California Institute of the Arts
Multicultural National Conference, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies
Director of Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services, ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage and Screen
Digital Marketing Coordinator, The Public Theater
Full-time Faculty Position-Digital Video Artist, California Institute of the Arts 
View more opportunities online here
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NEWS
Study sends 'wake-up call' about black and Latino arts groups' meager funding
What is missing from the arts?
What finally broke the 'no Chicanos' rule at the reemergent Museum of Latin American Art
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TOP THINGS TO KNOW
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics   
On Friday, October 30, which was the culmination of the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month, our President announced 150 Commitments to Action with a collective investment of over $335 million which will build on, and accelerate federal, state, and local investments in high-quality education, from cradle-to-career for the nation's Latino community. Learn more
Become a Member of NALAC

NALAC is the only national service and advocacy organization exclusively dedicated to promoting Latino arts and culture-across disciplines and ethnicity in the United States. Your membership is critical to our work, strengthening our capacity to advocate and make the case for increased public and private funding for Latino artists.  

Join today for as little as $35 and get amazing benefits, like discounted admission to our workshops, and eligibility to apply for the NALAC Fund for the Arts and NALAC Leadership Institute.  Become a member online today 

Help Us Find the Next Great NALAC Intern 
We've had wonderful interns over the years, and we're looking for the next generation of leaders! Through a NALAC Internship, individuals gain experiential knowledge of the work involved in nonprofit arts administration, and understand the role of the arts in communities, while developing "real life" business skills that can be put to use in their future careers. This position is ideal for non-profit and business management, technology and web design, bicultural studies and students interested in organizational development. Get details here and please refer us to your friends! 
ALUMNI HIGHLIGHT
Sor Juana Poetry Prize Recipients Announced  
Congratulations to the recipients of this year's Sor Juana Poetry Prize! They are Maricruz Castro, Saul Valdez, Megan Shaw, Sophie Valeika, and Alan Marquez. Presented by Artes de Mexico en Utah,  2014 Organization Grantee, as part of the  Utah Book Award and the  Utah Humanities Book Festival, this occasion marked the first time that Spanish language was included in the sixteen-year history of the esteemed statewide award. We applaud and encourage this model of educating our communities through inclusionary practices. 
IN YOUR WORDS
"NALAC has helped us tremendously to promote a continuing intercultural exchange of artists and musicians between Louisiana and Guatemala. Funding for this kind of program is very rare. We have been working together with Guatemalan and Louisiana artists since 1988, collaborating on joint works and promoting collaboration among our community of artists here in Louisiana with artists in Central America. Thank you to NALAC for supporting efforts of this kind, which promote understanding, peace and lessen the effects of racism in our culture."
FEATURED OPPORTUNITY
Become a Grant Panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is always looking for individuals with experience and expertise in one or more of the arts to serve as grant review panelists. If you're interested in becoming a NEA panelist, send an email to panelistforms@arts.gov for additional information.
IN MEMORIAM
We were saddened to hear of the passing of activists who paved the way for our work today. We honor the below, and remember all those who have died at the hands of injustice.
Jose Guerrero, Printmaker and Muralist
 

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is a legacy organization investing in the Latino heritage of this nation. For over 26 years, NALAC has built a strong foundation for the promotion of Latino arts and culture and its advocacy efforts have advanced issues of cultural equity and raised the visibility and understanding of Latino artistic and cultural expression. The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. In this capacity, NALAC stimulates and facilitates intergenerational dialogues among disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions. NALAC serves thousands of Latino artists and hundreds of organizations representing a national and international community of multiple Latinidades; a network that crosses many cultures across the Latino Diaspora. 
For more information visit our website at www.nalac.org or like us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/Nalac.arts1.
 
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