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26th Annual MEChA National Conference
March 28 - March 29
Dr. Anna Nieto Gomez Ernesto Rocha Yesika Salgad
Dr. Nieto Gomez has worked in activism An organizer, storyteller, transformational Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based poet
and revolution education systems all of coach and TEDx Speaker, Ernesto Rocha from Salvador. An author of the Amazon
her career. As a scholar-activist, educator, was born in Tepatitlán, Jalisco and moved best-seller poertry books, Corazón and Tesoro,
Chicana scholarly journal, Encuentro to the United States at the age of eight. Salgado also co-founded the Latina feminist
editor and publisher, she founded the first He graduated from UCLA Chicana/o Studies collective, Chingona Fire. Salgado has been a
Femenil, as well as the first critical Chicana and co-founded Cocoon Storytelling, a series member of Da Poetry Slam Team for four years
curriculum at Cal State Long Beach. made to uplift the narratives of people of color. and counting.