The Art of Regional Change » Partners


ARC collaborates with community partners to design, manage, and guide our university-community projects. Our community partner on the Chicano Movement Sacramento is:

The Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis

Contact: Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, Course Instructor & Project Co-director

The Department of Chicana/o Studies is an international cross-disciplinary program of research, teaching, and public service intending to provide U.C. Davis students an opportunity to understand and work with the experiences, values, cultural representations, and socio-economic issues of the Chicano/Latino community.

Miroslava Chavez-Garcia is an Associate Professor in the Chicana/o Studies Department and an historian. She teaches courses on the U.S.-Mexico Border, Chicanas and Latinas in history, Race and Juvenile Justice, and Chicana/o Studies.

Taller arte del nuevo amanecer (TANA)

TANA  is a collaborative partnership between the UC Davis Chicana/o Studies department and Woodland, a community located 10 miles north of Davis. The Taller offers a fully functioning silkscreen studio, Chicana/o Latina/o Arts exhibition space, and a teaching center for the arts. Through exhibiting, printing, and teaching, the Taller cultivates the cultural and artistic life of the community, promoting an awareness of cultural and human values. The Taller views the arts as an essential element to a community’s development and well-being.

Contact: Carlos F. Jackson, Director, TANA, & Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies