DIALogues | Using the Arts as a Catalyst for Community Impact

Includes a Live Event on 07/16/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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About This Webinar

July 16, 2021 at 3:00PM EST

More information on this webinar to come soon!


This session is a part of the DIALogues Professional Development Collection. You can register for the full collection here. Can't make an event live? Register anyway for access to the recording. 

Please note that while this session is open to all, it was curated with the intention of supporting college students, pre-career, and emerging leaders traditionally underrepresented within the arts field.


Karla Estela Rivera

Executive Director

Free Street Theater

Karla Estela Rivera is a writer, performer, activist, and arts advocate that has leveraged her gift of storytelling to uplift and create opportunities for, with, and in underserved communities. She is the Executive Director of the historic Free Street Theater and a company member of 2nd Story in Chicago. In addition to her artistic work, Karla has served in non-profit organizations for over a decade, beginning as a teaching artist and youth worker, to systems-level leadership in public affairs. Most recently she served as the co-chair of the Illinois Fine Arts Indicator work group which developed the nation’s first weighted accountability measure for the arts as part of the Illinois Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. Karla continues to perform in venues and zoom rooms across the country, and actively teaches storytelling and consults on advocacy initiatives. She is a native of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and holds a BA from Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Film & Video, with graduate studies at New York University.

IG & Twitter: @kestelarivera

LinkedIn: karlaerivera

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DIALogues | Using the Arts as a Catalyst for Community Impact
Live event: 07/16/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.