About

The 2022 Outstanding Chicana/Latina Poderosas Mural Project will recognize 8 to 10 Chicana/Latina Poderosas, or “powerful women,” who have engaged in social justice and advocacy in the Sacramento Valley region. 

The goal is to tell their stories, how they empowered the Latina/o/x communities and how they secured transformative, equitable, and accessible justice for all.

When young people ask “Am I good enough? Am I smart enough? Can I do this?” the women highlighted in this mural will inspire them to affirmatively answer, “YES”.

We want young people to “dance in the footsteps” of these powerful women who have conquered many barriers and have been on the frontlines of equity and social justice.

By first placing this mural in a local neighborhood center that serves many historically marginalized and under-resourced populations, we hope to inspire others to reach their fullest potential.

Executive Board

  • Rhonda Rios Kravitz
  • Vanessa Cudabac
  • Cristavel Camacho-Gutierrez
  • Jose Navarro

Advisory Board

  • Ruby Chacon
  • Miguel Cordova
  • Claudia Guerrero
  • Isabella Monterroso
  • Ashley Perez
  • David Rasul
  • Mirtha Villareal Younger
  • Tomas Montoya
  • Isabel Martinez

Nomination Readers

  • Chloe Campos
  • Tyan Grace Deleon Wilson
  • Bella Grant
  • Judah Joselyn
  • Yeni Meza
  • Noel Mora
  • Julia Mullen
  • Tranh Pham
  • Rosemary Quintana
  • Milana Smith

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, SMUD’s Shine Award Program, Dr. Enrique E. Figueroa’s GenteChicana/SOYmosChicanos Fund and the Sacramento Arts & Culture Match Program, administered by IOBY.

The project was made possible with support from the California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit http://www.calhum.org.
The goal of the SMUD Shine Program is to build inclusive community collaborations and partnerships, provide equitable support to enhance neighborhoods and support community-based nonprofit partners.
Sacramento Arts & Culture Match Program, Administered by IOBY
We thank Dr Enrique E. Figueroa’s GenteChicana/SOYmosChicanos Arts Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation