Alumna of the Moment: RescuePoetix
Updated: Sep 14, 2021
This month we're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting RescuePoetix, IFC board member and alumna. She's also the Poet Laureate of Jersey City, a recording artist and activist.
Join us as we chat with RescuePoetix about her latest projects on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 pm EST on IG Live @infullcolorus_
In the meantime, learn more about this dynamo below!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your passions
One of my greatest passions is to have the ability to work from anywhere in the world, creating and building strong relationships in an immersive environment. As an arts advocate, it’s important to build a strong foundation with community and artists.
What projects are you working on now?
I have a number of projects in the works that include:
a collaboration of movement and written word with a launch date in Fall 2021 (more on that later)
developing a hybrid environment for the 4th annual Paterson Poetry Festival by offering a virtual space for global performers and collaborating with Walk_Bye to bring Catalina Aranguren’s vision to other cities and organizations. We are excited to have Walk_Bye as an arts partner organization for the 2021 PPF : The entire Word Seed Inc PPF committee is working to bring an immersive, diverse offering across four days.
As part of the Hudson County Community College Poetry and Language Collective, we are welcoming the first Student Poet Laureate and will be developing programing and events for the 2021-2022 academic year.
As Poet Laureate of Jersey City, I am happy to work with a number of diverse organizations to bring attention to the Arts in Jersey City, with a focus on Poetry and the Literary Arts
Collaborations with artists throughout the USA and abroad to highlight the amazing artistic partnerships that strengthen the artistic community as a whole
Developing artist and entrepreneur workshops with In Full Color, Bergen County Players, Paterson Performing Arts Development Council, among others.
As OpenRoad Poetry continues to grow, Crystal Davis (Crystal Letters) and I are streamlining our offerings for artists to offer virtual and hybrid events
Releasing my Voice Over actor site over the next few months to achieve my dream of voicing animation, commercials and trainings in Spanish and English.
What impact would you like to have on others?
One of my greatest strengths has always been in connecting people and organizations to create develop, grow and learn about and with one another. I want my impact to have an evolutionary affect; where seeds are planted and roots grow to achieve anything as a community of artists, movers and advocates.
How has In Full Color impacted you?
IFC is an amazing organization … I’m not just saying that because I’m on the board. In the last few years, I’ve had the privilege and honor of being involved in IFC on different levels: as a audience member, workshop participant, performer organizer and now as a board member.
I’ve grown as an artist, performer and collaborator with IFC. To be in an environment where diversity is the foundation for everything is a freeing and exciting experience. To work with a team of women from different backgrounds who come together as LEADERS with respect, understanding and acceptance is unique and thrilling.
I believe that my time with IFC is preparing me for a greater leadership position, one where I can bring my sisters with me.