This week, the gang welcomes Xela Garcia, Executive Director of Walker's Point Center for the Arts and candidate for Milwaukee Public Schools District 6 School Board Director, for a wide ranging conversation on how arts, culture, and socio-political identity drive her leadership and vision for a more equitable Milwaukee.
David and Mac take on Stonks, GameStop, and the impact on arts and culture (00:21); Overview of 2021 work group launch (6:29), Xela joins the pod and shared an incredible origin story about how she was inspired by and connected with Alma Lopez (13:25); WPCA's role in Milwaukee's arts and culture system (28:07); Xela's role as an arts and culture leader in Milwaukee and nationally (37:38); Why Xela is running for school board (47:40); Arts and Culture Czar (1:00:08)
Xela Garcia: @B4Trendz
Xela For School Board: @Xela4MPS
Walkers Point Center for the Arts: @WalkersPointArt