Sara Santamara

Sara J. Santamara is from Santa Ana, California. They research meaning-making in speech communities of color. Sara loves witnessing the lingistic, social, and cultural depth that speech communities of color wield while using language. Its an honor to participate in the legacies of people of color using their voices and their word to create spaces of power. Sara speaks Santa Ana Spanglish, Santa Ana English, Academic English (non-native), and California Working Class Spanish.
Sara is invested in helping others cultivate and realize their own power through planning, envisioning, and connecting with others.
Awareness of our situation must come before inner changes, which in turn come before changes in society. Nothing happens in the “real” world unless it first happens in the images in our heads. –Gloria Anzalda,La Conciencia de la Mestiza: Toward a New Consciousness