Nora Ramirez, Oaxaqueno Youth Encuentro

Date grant awarded: December 9, 2016

The Oaxaqueño Youth Encuentro (OYE) is a 3 day statewide youth conference that will bring together 120 youth from the indigenous and Afro indigenous communities of the state of Oaxaca, specifically youths from the Mixtec, Zapotec, Triqui, and Chatino communities. This unique conference will provide a safe space where indigenous youths from California and Washington State can come together to decolonize their minds and reconnect with their indigenous identity. This year’s conference will also honor the struggles and achievements of the indigenous woman.