mauricio salgado, core facilitator
Mauricio Tafur Salgado is a mestizo + first gen + born to proudly subversive Colombians + brown skinned + amateur bio-regionalist + aspiring theologian + cis-hetero + married + artist, pursuing justice and healing through a decolonial framework.
He comes from the everglades watershed, his antepasados and a solid plate of his grandma’s arepas and buñuelos. His educational background begins in the public schools and community centers of South Florida among migrant farm workers. It was among those folks that he learned the power of the theatre to break through patriarchal and generational chasms. He continued his training as a mischief-maker at the Juilliard School; in pedagogies of resistance at Union Theological Seminary in NYC, and in radical breathing at Brown University/Trinity Rep’s MFA.
And somewhere at the soft center of all of that is this continuous dance that he is joyously fumbling through with his beloved and the divine.