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Artist Talk: William Camargo, Jesus Cortez, Maritza Geronimo

This talk is presented in concert with the exhibition Origins & Displacements, Vols. 1 & 2 by William Camargo. This conversation will deal in expressions of interconnectedness. William, Jesus, and Maritza are local to Anaheim, working at the intersections – like the collection of work in Origins & Displacements – of Place, History, and Possibility.

This talk will initiate a series of happenings on the Third Thursday of every month, offering people ways to connect with what’s happening locally in arts and culture.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96198512582

William Camargo is an Arts Educator, Photo-Based Artist and Arts Advocate born and raised in Anaheim, California, he is currently serving as Commissioner of Heritage and Culture in the city of Anaheim and holds an M.F.A at Claremont Graduate University. He is the founder and curator of Latinx Diaspora Archives an archive Instagram page that elevates communities of color through family photos.  He attained his BFA at the California State University, Fullerton, and an AA from Fullerton College in photography.

Jesus Cortez is an undocumented immigrant writer who resides in West Anaheim, California. He writes from the perspective of a man raised by his single mother. Through his writing, he attempts to bring the stories rarely told about Anaheim and the people in it.

Maritza Geronimo is a Nahua Quechua Xicana from Anaheim, CA. They are a doctorate student in the Geography department at UCLA. Their research and critical community engagement with Indigenous Food Sovereignty explore the relation of Space, Food and Health for Indigenous Migrants. They organize with the Eagle and the Condor Liberation Front co-facilitating Food Sovereignty projects.