Chuy Valle (pronouns: They/Them/ Elle) was born and raised on Chumash land (Carpinteria, CA) to migrant parents. After attending college on Ohlone Territory (Berkley,CA) and backpacking through Central America they resettled in Santa Barbara in order to reconnect with their history and build a more inclusive community. Chuy is an organizer, mixed-media storyteller, and “Do-It-Yourself” Artist who actively participates in building cooperative and participatory structures that support people power. Their work is centered around (re)imagining our futures through stories and action in order to honor our interconnectedness and (re)build our relationship to land and each other. They strongly believe that art, writing, food, and performance are ways in which we can construct healthier spaces of belonging. Their work primarily focuses on mutual aid and creative projects with other queer, black, indigenous, and people of color through collaborations with cooperatives, autonomous collectives, grassroots organizations, frontline groups, and nonprofits.