5 episodes

At the intersection of art and activism stands the 10 - a multidisciplinary cohort of artists brought together by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). This podcast is dedicated to highlighting each member of the YBCA 10, making space for pivotal conversations about their cultural motivations, civic engagement, and how each are designing creative prototypes that directly address racial justice and climate equity for the betterment of community health and well-being.

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At the intersection of art and activism stands the 10 - a multidisciplinary cohort of artists brought together by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). This podcast is dedicated to highlighting each member of the YBCA 10, making space for pivotal conversations about their cultural motivations, civic engagement, and how each are designing creative prototypes that directly address racial justice and climate equity for the betterment of community health and well-being.

    Episode 5 ft. Dorothy R. Santos

    Episode 5 ft. Dorothy R. Santos

    “A lot of my own practice, I make things based on feeling because sometimes that’s where the greatest kernels or nuggets come from.” - Dorothy R. Santos

    Writer, artist, educator, and Ph.D. candidate in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dorothy R. Santos stars as the featured guest. In this upbeat episode, Dorothy openly shares a wealth of detail about her interests in art, technology, sound, spell books, and much more. Listen in as this YBCA 10 cohort member offers us a look inside her inspirations behind writing and what it means to be a true collaborator.

    Learn more about Dorothy by visiting:


    Dorothy’s YBCA 10’s Profile Page
    Dorothy’s website
    Dorothy’s social media: Instagram and Twitter
    Archive of daily letters: Cosmic Propulsions

    Connect with YBCA:


    Official Website
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 4 ft. Leticia Hernández-Linares

    Episode 4 ft. Leticia Hernández-Linares

    “...this has been one of the biggest honors and gifts that I've received and the timing of it couldn't have been better. I think it's a gift to be able to have all this time with such an amazing group, not just the 10, but everybody who's part of this.” - Leticia Hernández-Linares

    Alongside being a valued member of the YBCA 10, Leticia Hernández-Linares is also a bilingual interdisciplinary writer, artist, and racial justice educator. In this episode, hear from Leticia as she vibrantly shares with us her storyful inspirations and familial roots, thoughts on being a community leader, her latest works of authorship, and so much more related to all things art and activism.

    Learn more about Leticia by visiting:


    Leticia’s YBCA 10’s Profile Page
    Leticia’s website
    Order Leticia’s book of poems: Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl
    Order Leticia’s most recent book Alejandria Fights Back! / ¡La Lucha de Alejandria!

    Connect with YBCA:


    Official Website
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 45 min
    Episode 3 ft. Alex J. Bledsoe

    Episode 3 ft. Alex J. Bledsoe

    “We have a lot to learn from one another, especially when we’re tapping into our ancestral roots and our understanding of the land and our connections with land.” --Alex J. Bledsoe.

    Featured guest is Alex J. Bledsoe, multidisciplinary artist, activist, and strategist whose work is inspired by dismantling exploitative systems. In this episode, listen in as this YBCA 10 member shares insight on her journey of building community around intention, film production work centered on healing justice, and other various Black liberating ventures.

    Learn more about Alex by visiting:


    Alex’s YBCA 10 Profile
    Breaktide Productions
    Oaklead documentary
    Healing Justice London
    Check out Alex on Instagram

    Connect with YBCA:


    Official Website
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 40 min
    Episode 2 ft. Darryl Ratcliff

    Episode 2 ft. Darryl Ratcliff

    “Sometimes I say I do the work of justice because I'm actually really interested in being free. And every time I try to be free, I run into these structures that keep getting the way of me being as free as I want to be.” -- Darryl Ratcliff

    In this episode, hear from award-winning artist, poet, and YBCA 10 member Darryl Ratcliff. You’re invited behind the curtain of his artistry and activism to hear about Darryl’s intention to root culture in his creative practice, motivation behind inserting joy within Black art culture, and desire behind his current creative prototypes.

    Learn more about Darryl by visiting:


    Darryl’s YBCA 10 Profile
    Ash Studios
    Instagram
    Gossypion Investments

    Connect with YBCA:


    Official Website
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 43 min
    Episode 1 ft. Nikiko Masumoto

    Episode 1 ft. Nikiko Masumoto

    “I want the people who work the land, the people who feed us, to be valued.”

    In the kickoff episode for the YBCA 10 Podcast, this episode introduces you to Nikiko Masumoto - a yonsei (4th generation) farmer at the Masumoto Family Farm. Listen in as she describes reigniting the soul of farming, radical resilience, community engagement, and much more about her creative enterprises in art and activism. 

    Learn more about Nikiko by visiting:


    Masumoto Family Farm
    Nikiko’s Ted Talk “Reigniting the soul of farming”
    Book shop
    YBCA 10 profile

    Connect with YBCA:


    Official Website
    YBCA Social Media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
    Make a contribution to YBCA to support our artist programs

    • 45 min

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