Jen Yáñez-Alaniz promotes learning and social development through cultural and community activism. She works with newcomer communities teaching ESL, English language literacy, and basic education with special attention to providing online ESL and digital literacy classes to homebound women. She is the co-director of CIELO Unity in Action and co-founder of Welcome: A Poetry Declaration, a city-wide event on World Refugee Day. This event celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and other displaced people through their own poetic voices along with some of San Antonio’s most celebrated poets.
This photo: Mumbai and the Arabian Sea: I should write about India — Photo credit: Arjun, lovely driver, guide, and philosopher