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Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez

Community H.E.A.R.T Consultant

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Currently residing in occupied Somi Se’k Territory of Yanaguana, (San Antonio, TX) she's recognized for her canon of healing-informed praxis intersecting performance art, ancestral knowledge systems and restorative/transformative justice practices as tools for personal and collective transformation. She holds a BA in International Relations and Latin American Studies and a MS in Organizational Leadership and is currently a Southwest Folklife Fellow and Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow focusing on Participatory Action Research and Cultural Leadership. She co-leads, Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin, a transnational inter-tribal group of families preserving Nahuatlaca teachings, leads Teoaxictli Activation Movement Practices, is a veteran Bgirl/Hip Hop dancer, a wife, and most importantly a mami passionate about healing intergenerational/colonial trauma through matriarchal leadership,
cultural resilience and folklife preservation.