Jose Jorge Diaz

Cultural worker/popular educator, community organizer, puppeteer from Puerto Rico with over 20 years of praxis in the field. Jorge is committed to working class struggles that challenge patriarchy, white supremacy, imperialism and capitalism in all of its forms. He is the artistic director of AgitArte and a founding member of Papel Machete, a collective of radical artists and street theater/puppetry workers dedicated to education, agitation and solidarity work in 21st century Puerto Rico and its Diaspora.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

The role of art and culture in the class struggle

What is the role of art and culture in movement building? How are we developing artist leadership in cultural organizing? How do we create structures which support cultural work in organizations? Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte to further the discussion on the role of cultural workwithin our organizations, communities and movements, based on their new book and the workshops, When We Fight, We Win!. This panel will consider the impact that arts and social movements have on each other and explore how the arts as cultural forms contribute to social transformation.


Speakers: Jose Jorge Diaz, Deymirie Hernandez, Greg Jobin-Leeds