Karla Aguilar, 2020 Catalyst for Change, NFA Grantee

4 Ollin | Karla Aguilar

  • Arts Education
  • San Antonio, TX

Ollin Movement Assembly: An Ofrenda for Unity seeks to engineer a model for community dialogue for high school youth of color and their families in San Antonio. The project weaves together Indigenous and West African cultural artforms and philosophy with popular education practices to create community solutions rooted from our natural relationships and inherent resiliency. In a city with systemic over-policing in schools which disproportionately impact youth of color, this project reimagines how social relationships happen in San Antonio’s high schools by inviting in examples of culturally empowering restorative justice practices to contrast the current school-to-prison pipeline.