Wed August 4th
2020 YBCA 100 Honoree
Leticia Hernández-Linares is a bilingual, interdisciplinary writer, artist, and racial justice educator. The first-generation U.S. born daughter of Salvadoran immigrants, she is the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl and co-editor of The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. Widely published, her work appears in Maestrapeace, San Francisco’s Monumental Feminist Mural, and Other Musics: New Latina Poetry. A four-time San Francisco Arts Commission grantee, she has also received support from the Creative Work Fund and Zellerbach Family Foundation for her interdisciplinary projects. She has performed her poemsongs, delivered keynotes, and presented throughout the United States and in El Salvador. Her equity-focused education work includes curriculum development, executive leadership, and school reform. For over two decades, she has lived, created, and protested in the Mission District of San Francisco. She teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.