Antena has organized, interpreted, curated, and/or created many multilingual spaces since it was founded in 2010. Antena has worked in partnership with various community organizing projects, non-profit organizations and arts organizations in the United States and abroad. Some of these collaborations are temporary (for conferences, events, etc.) and others are on-going. Language justice work is the base of all of Antena’s work at the intersections of the aesthetic, the literary and the political.
At a local level in Houston and in Los Angeles, Antena works through sister organizations to promote language justice, by working with organizations, communities and individuals to create dynamic, well-functioning multilingual spaces for small and large groups of people to foster open communication and attentive listening across languages and cultures. We primarily work with Spanish and English but have experience coordinating more diverse language combinations.
In 2014, Antena Los Ángeles was founded as an Antena sister organization, with the participation of Miguel Morales Cruz and Ana Paula Noguez Mercado. Antena Los Ángeles is specifically focused on building multilingual spaces locally in Southern California.
In 2015, Antena Houston was launched as another sister organization to do the same in the Bayou City, John Pluecker’s home. A collaborative of local interpreters work on an on-going basis with various organizations in the city of Houston.
If you are interested in learning more about language justice and building multilingual spaces, please download a copy of our how-to guide How to Build Language Justice on our Libros Antena Books page.
Blaffer Art Museum – Project South – Physicians for Social Responsibility – UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative Nexus 2014 Global Gathering on Climate, Environmental Health & Justice – Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics – &Now Festival – University of Texas Health Science Center – Latino Day Laborers Injury Disparities Project, Community Advisory Board – Houston Peace and Justice Center – Economic Justice Conference – Studio Enertia – Los Angeles Public Library Aloud Series – Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity – Project Row Houses – Project South – Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide Conference, UC Riverside – National Immigration Law Center – Political Equator 3 – YAhora – US Social Forum