Pinays in the Arts: Meet Fil-Am educator, activist, and artist Kim Davalos

SAN FRANCISCO — “Pinays in the Arts” is the 16th annual showcase of Filipina artists — put on by the Filipina sorority Kappa Psi Epsilon at San Francisco State University.

This year’s theme: “For Our Ancestors”,

“Not only is it important we acknowledge our ancestors as a source of inspiration but to voice it out to our future and to take care of those…who will come after us who also want to create space for a creative career.”

One of the featured artists for this year’s showcase is educator and spoken word artist Kim Davalos.

Davalos is a faculty member at Skyline College in San Bruno and the lead coordinator for Rock the School Bells — a conference that uses hip-hop to empower the youth to excel in higher education.

She is also a published author and photographer.

Davalos says it is important to shares her activities with her students.

“We want to teach them so they can actually homegrown their own projects, their own voices, and be able to share that and share their own stories and our culture stories with other people.”

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