ABOUT US

Santiago, Atitlan on 6 Toj, the year 10 Kiej
 

KATHERIN CANTON

Katherin Canton The place of creation an

Katherin Canton (they/them/theirs), based in Huichin (occupied Chochenyo Ohlone land/Oakland), is GuateMayan, weaver, healer, cultural organizer, 3rd generation renter, and facilitator raised on Yelamu (occupied Ramaytush Ohlone land - San Francisco) and Huichin. Benefiting from California’s commitment to community arts education, after being a youth leader with Bay Area arts groups they co-founded the Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition, co-directed Emerging Arts Professionals SF Bay Area; co-coordinated the Keeping Space Oakland Cultural Ambassador Program of the Community Arts Stabilization Trust; served as an organizer with Arts for a Better Bay Area; became administrative director at the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco and the first Western regional organizer of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture; and was the cultural equity policy director of Peacock Rebellion and the founding Program Manager of Oakland’s Just City Cultural Fund. As the CAC's Race and Equity Manager, they continue a lifelong journey of learning how to be in right relationship with themselves, neighbors, the land, and ancestors, particularly to queer and trans Black, Indigenous, communities of color.

 

MARIANA AQ'AB'AL MOSCOSO

Budding Healer. Creator. Liberation Doula.

mariana (2019)

Mariana Aq'ab'al Moscoso (they/them/theirs) is a nonbinary indigenous queer of detribalized Achi Mayan and Afro-indigenous roots living in unceded Nisanan land. They are a child of a courageous mother and a solo parent of a creative daughter. A budding healer and liberation doula that creates art that centers decolonization and Mayan cosmovision. Mariana is a storyteller, digital artist, graphic designer, and zine maker. They are a co-visionary of Toj + Tijax: The Ritual of Myth Making, an indigenous queer healing space, while also working as the Arts in Corrections Program Manager at the California Arts Council.