Inaugural Fellows. Moraga and Celia Herrera Rodríguez, front row, center..


Celia Herrera Rodríguez lights medicine to open LMC’s first “Enseñanza” with UCSB students.

As UCSB is now a “Hispanic” serving Institution, we are enthusiastically responding in kind.  Our task, as we see it, is to help Latino/a/x communities remember their origins through the act of art making and critical collective thought.  In our many decades of teaching and art practice, we have witnessed over and over again, that through public pedagogy, young people become empowered to create a literature, a theater, a visual rendering and a daily social practice that counters the impoverishment and cultural amnesia of globalization.  It’s the most and best that we, as Maestras and artists, have to give.

Las Maestras Center official site


Out of Place: Writing Our Way Home

Inaugural creative writing class "Out of Place" students. Spring, 2018. Moraga, front row center.

Public reading for the inaugural creative writing class "Out of Place"