with Pepe Moscoso
March 20, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. | Cedar Mill Community Library
12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13, Portland OR 97229
Popular understandings of leadership tell us that leaders look a certain way: they are in charge. They possess outward strength. They are extroverted and act pragmatically rather than emotionally. Perhaps most important, leaders are people in positions of authority and power. Is there an alternative type of leadership? When are we leaders in our communities? How can our unique senses of self contribute to our roles as leaders?
Pepe Moscoso, CEO of Blind Insect, is a Portland-based gallery owner, curator, creative consultant, arts producer, and lawyer. A lot of his work has to do with education, inclusion, personal narrative, the exploration of identity, diversity, and storytelling in a variety of forms. He has collaborated with different institutions, producers, and organizations, working on creative projects for the community. He loves to produce multidisciplinary projects to advance equity and inclusion and to reframe culture in our community. His business, projects, and events have been grounded in the experiences of multicultural people living in the Pacific Northwest, but the issues that these events have raised are relevant to cultures and communities in all areas of the United States. Through discourses on art, leadership, subculture, migration, identity, diversity, and stereotype, these projects and events have demonstrated the critical role that the arts can play in advancing social justice and bringing the invisible to light.
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