Odyssey Storytelling Presents: Invisible – A Bilingual Event
Curated by Tony Paniagua
Produced by Ana Montañez and Miles Schneiderman
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Show at 7PM Available on YouTube
And on the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast September 11th
Odyssey Storytelling is proud to announce our first bilingual production.
Two versus one, twice as much- or perhaps- just invisible.
Bilingual, bicultural and on the border- maybe unwanted, unseen and uncomfortable.
However, also proud.
“Speak English” but why not something else?
One world, two cultures, three languages in some cases. Invisible or unmistakable?
Czarina Nafarrate is an Arizona native who grew up in Nogales, AZ. An avid storyteller, Czarina first came to Tucson to pursue a degree in journalism (and French) at the University of Arizona and has called it home ever since. She has always been fond of putting pen on paper and performing on a stage and is currently a content editor by day AND an improviser at Tucson Improv Movement by night. She spends her days listening to true crime podcasts and begging for cuddles from her pup, Nikolaj.
Albrecht Classen is University Distinguished Professor of German Studies, researching the European Middle Ages, author of by now 107 books and ca. 730 articles. He has also published volumes with his own poetry (9 so far) and essays (2 so far). He originates from Germany, but lived in many different countries and learned a variety of languages for his research and personal contacts. Find him on FB, where he publishes haikus and photos almost every day.
Originally from Mexico, Alma Rosa Montañez immigrated to the US as a child. Since then, she found her way to law school and New York City where she’s lived for 19 years. She’s passionate about travel (COVID is the longest she’s gone without leaving the country since she got a paying job), photography, being a big sister, being a good friend, and being someone people trust when they’re in a bind. Someday soon, she’s hoping to figure out what she wants to do when she grows up.
Diego Piña Lopez was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona. He currently works as the program manager for Casa Alitas Shelter for asylum seekers, most of whom are Central Americans. During his three years as program manager, Casa Alitas served over 18,000 people following their release from detention and provided resources for families to connect with their sponsors in the United States. Diego is working on his Ph.D. in public health, where he wants to explore health disparities affecting asylum seekers in the United States and use his Ph.D. to contribute to a national health resource network for recent immigrants.
Consuelo Hernandez is a graduate of the Sunnyside School District. After graduating, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Global Health from Arizona State University. And, currently pursuing a Masters in legal studies at the University of Arizona. Consuelo began mentoring at-risk youth, and has since spent more than ten years fighting for education equity in her community. From hosting free citizenship clinics in the Sunnyside community, to raising money to help students afford their DACA renewals, to providing medical and public health services at free clinics in Panama and Ghana. Consuelo is committed to making Pima County a place we are all proud to call home. And, as a member of the Sunnyside School Board, Consuelo has been on the front line fighting to improve our schools and developing higher standards for students.
Daniel Duncan grew up in Brazil and is a photographer and filmmaker who has produced more than 150 documentaries about Latin America for PBS. He has received multiple Emmy awards for his work and is a Silver Circle Award recipient from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has a master’s degree in Latin American Studies and Entrepreneurship and currently produces the PBS series: In The Americas with David Yetman at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center.