Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez, MSOL

She/Her/They/Them

Yanaguana, Somi Se'k Territory (San Antonio, TX)

Weaver of Liberated Futures
De Corazón Circles

Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez is a Mexican-born Xicana scholar-practitioner of Tepehuan, Guachichil Chichimeca, French and Spanish descent trained in educational pedagogy, circle keeping, performance art, and community organizing.  They are recognized for their canon of healing-informed praxis intersecting performance art, ancestral knowledge systems and restorative/transformative justice practices as tools for personal and collective transformation.

She holds a BA in International Relations and Latin American Studies and a MS in Organizational Leadership and is currently a Southwest Folklife Fellow focusing on Participatory Action Research. She co-leads, Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin, a transnational inter-tribal group of families preserving Anahuaka teachings.  She is a veteran Bgirl/Hip Hop dancer, a wife, and most importantly a Mami passionate about healing intergenerational/colonial trauma through matriarchal leadership and resiliency.

Laura is a Co-Founder and Visionary behind De Corazón Circles, a consulting and capacity building firm that envisions a safe and equitable world where restorative interactions transform individuals, relationships, communities and systems through the prevention, repair and deep healing of harm.

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