VINCENTE PEREZ: B.A. in Anthropology, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, University of Chicago (2016). Vincente is a performance poet, writer, and scholar with an interest in the way that artists use narrative to resist and challenge dominant stories that attempt to erase, subjugate, or enact violence on marginalized communities. His research focus on the ways that narrative and race work together to (re)produce the realities of racialization in America. Most recently, he wrote B(lack)NESS & LATINI(dad), a chapbook about the liminal and simultaneous experiences of being Black, Latino, light skinned, and a father of twins. He hosts workshops and performances throughout the U.S. with a central mission of underlining the role that narratives have in (re)shaping worlds, determining power, and if used strategically, fostering connections.