MARIA ARAGON

Community Outreach Director

Maria (they/them/ellx) is a Nicaraguan Two-Spirit Non-Binary persxn. They have spoken for and presented with Nelwat ishkamewe on various occasions. 
Maria  (ellx) es unx Dos-Espiritus no-binario de desendencia Hondureña.  Ellxs han hablado por y presentado con Nelwat Ishkamewe en varias ocassiones..

Community Outreach Director/
Directorx de Alcance Comunitario

Maria Aragon is double majoring in Film and English at the University of Maryland- College Park, and was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. They are a Virgo rising, sun, and moon sign. Both of their parents were born and raised in Nicaragua. Maria is a proud first generation student who only hopes to give back to their latinx community through their privileged education and experiences. They are the president and founder of an LGBTQ+ Reading and Writing group at University of Maryland named Reading Rainbow, and the Director of Community Engagement of Nelwat Ishkamewe. Maria is a strong advocate for intersectional equality/equity by complicating societal norms that we often take comfort in. As a side project, they are currently in the process of researching LGBT livelihood and resistance in Nicaragua during the Somoza dictatorship and how their activism intersected with the Sandinista Revolution. For fun, Maria loves going to concerts, watching/criticizing films, reading, creating/appreciating art and petting dogs! Maria hopes that through their journey, they will be able to dissolve their studies through artistic expression.

 

Maria Aragon se especializa en cine e inglés en la University of Maryland-College Park y nació en Silver Spring, Maryland. Son unx signo de virgo en alza, sol, y luna. Ambos de sus padres nacieron y se criaron en Nicaragua. María es orgullosametne, unx estudiante de primera generación que solo espera devolverle algo a su comunidad latinx, a través de su educación y experiencias privilegiadas. Son lx presidente y fundadorx de un grupo de Lectura y Escritura LGBTQ + en la Universidad de Maryland llamado Reading Rainbow, y elx Directorx de Participación Comunitaria de Nelwat Ishkamewe. María es unx gran defensorx de la igualdad / equidad interseccional al complicar las normas sociales que a menudo nos sentimos cómodas. Como proyecto paralelo, actualmente están investigando los medios de vida y la resistencia LGBT en Nicaragua durante la dictadura de Somoza y cómo se intersectó su activismo con la revolución Sandinista. Por diversión, a María le encanta ir a conciertos, ver / criticar películas, leer, crear / apreciar arte y acariciar perros. María espera que a través de su viaje, puedan disolver sus estudios a través de la expresión artística.


 

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