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Mina Matlon

Sacramento, CA

Mina Para Matlon is an arts organizer, researcher, attorney, artist, and cultural equity advocate. Her research and organizing interests lie in the intersecting areas between arts and community development, with her practice particularly focused on issues involving food justice, Black land liberation, public health, community memory and identity, and the protection and leveraging of traditional and community knowledge. Mina currently serves as the managing director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, a national consortium of scholars, artists, designers, humanists, and organizers who imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory 'America' and world. Prior work includes co-founding the Canadian-U.S. advocacy collective Plural, serving as director of research for Dance/USA, and various positions within small to large arts, media, and cultural organizations, domestic and international legal aid and policy organizations, higher education, and corporate law. Mina has practiced in the fields of dance, theater, and photography and holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Harvard Law School, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.