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Cynthia Tobar

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Cynthia Tobar is an artist, activist-scholar, archivist and oral historian who is passionate about creating interactive, participatory stories documenting social change. Her current research is centered on understanding issues of equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism in higher education. Tobar has exhibited and published on several community-based oral history projects that have focused on housing justice and student activism. She is the founder of Cities for People, Not for Profit, an oral history project which is documenting the effects of gentrification and displacement in Bushwick. Currently, as an assistant professor and Head of Archives at Bronx Community College, Tobar creates captivating, socially-engaged art programming and leads community-based archiving and storytelling projects. She is also Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, where she teaches courses on social justice in Colombia and arts-activism.

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