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Ron Nirenberg

Ron Nirenberg is currently in his third term as mayor of San Antonio after serving two terms as the city’s District 8 city councilman. Prior to public service, he founded…

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Becky Geyer

Becky Geyer is a current member of the Sport Management faculty of Texas A&M University and has logged more than 30 years as career mentor, basketball coach, and personal and…

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Jesús I. Valles

Jesús I. Valles (they/them) is a queer Mexican immigrant, educator, writer-performer from Cd. Juarez/El Paso. Jesús is the winner of the  2023 Yale Drama Series selected by Jeremy O. Harris, the…

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Dr. Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz

Dr. Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz is a Mexicana/Chicana fronteriza queer educator, translator, writer, activist, and performer from Sonora, Mexico and southern California. She is a professor at Trinity University who teaches…

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V. Castro

V. Castro is a two time Bram Stoker Award nominated Mexican American writer from San Antonio, Texas, now residing in the UK. As a full-time mother she dedicates her time…

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Tim Z. Hernandez

Tim Z. Hernandez is an award-winning author, research scholar, and performer. His work includes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the American…

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Tracey Rose Peyton

Tracey Rose Peyton received her MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at University of Texas-Austin and her BA from Howard University. She’s an alum of VONA/Voices, Callaloo, The Writer’s…

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Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is one-half of the team behind the bestselling picture books Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn and Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn, the bestselling graphic novels Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever, and,…

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Robbie Couch

Robbie Couch is a Los Angeles-based writer who spends his time eating noodles, scrolling on his phone, and explaining to confused strangers that his last name is pronounced “like a…

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Roxanna Asgarian

Roxanna Asgarian is a Texas-based journalist who writes about courts and the law for The Texas Tribune. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, New York, and Texas Monthly,…

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