Estella Sanchez and Katie McCleary

Estella Sanchez is the founder and Executive Director of Sol Collective and is an artist, activist, educator, and organizer. With an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Estella has dedicated her life to empowering communities using the arts to cultivate the next generation of leaders, both locally and globally. Over the past ten years, Sol Collective has served as a multicultural hub for Northern California and beyond, working to support and cultivate artists, creative businesses, community groups, and arts programming. Together with her collective, Estella has created an innovative co-op model that has inspired centers from Sonoma to Staten Island, and has received numerous leadership awards, local and national. Sol Collective has been recognized by the California State Assembly and California Senate as well as the Sacramento City Council, for their work in creating space with relevant, community-driven arts and cultural programming. Estella is also the founder of Visions Manifested. Learn more about her at http://www.solcollective.org/

Katie McCleary teaches people how to better connect to others through the power of their presence, story, ideas, and impact. She is the founder of Paper Wings and 916 Ink, two impact-based organizations that transform ideas and stories into tangible experiences that enrich human lives and strengthen communities. Katie has a MFA in Writing and Consciousness from The California Institute of Integral Studies. In addition, she is the founder of the Folsom Prison Writers Collective, where she writes with 40 male inmates on their journey through the incarceration system. Their two anthologies, Becoming Me and Sam I Was, have been featured in the media and are available for sale at 916ink.org. Her forthcoming book, The Anatomy of Connection (Jan. 2021) features the Kaleidoscope Conversations framework, a replicable process for having meaningful conversations with anyone. She is the host of The Drive Podcast on Capital Public Radio which features the personal stories of the Sacramento Region's most prominent people on their journey into leadership, and is the host of The Food For All Podcast, a production of the Healthy Food for All Collaborative, Soil Born Farms, and The California Endowment. Learn more about her at www.paperwingscc.com & www.capradio.org/drive & www.916ink.org

Estella Sanchez is the founder and Executive Director of Sol Collective and is an artist, activist, educator, and organizer. With an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Estella has dedicated her life to empowering communities using the arts to cultivate the next generation of leaders, both locally and globally. Over the past ten years, Sol Collective has served as a multicultural hub for Northern California and beyond, working to support and cultivate artists, creative businesses, community groups, and arts programming. Together with her collective, Estella has created an innovative co-op model that has inspired centers from Sonoma to Staten Island, and has received numerous leadership awards, local and national. Sol Collective has been recognized by the California State Assembly and California Senate as well as the Sacramento City Council, for their work in creating space with relevant, community-driven arts and cultural programming. Estella is also the founder of Visions Manifested. Learn more about her at http://www.solcollective.org/

Katie McCleary teaches people how to better connect to others through the power of their presence, story, ideas, and impact. She is the founder of Paper Wings and 916 Ink, two impact-based organizations that transform ideas and stories into tangible experiences that enrich human lives and strengthen communities. Katie has a MFA in Writing and Consciousness from The California Institute of Integral Studies. In addition, she is the founder of the Folsom Prison Writers Collective, where she writes with 40 male inmates on their journey through the incarceration system. Their two anthologies, Becoming Me and Sam I Was, have been featured in the media and are available for sale at 916ink.org. Her forthcoming book, The Anatomy of Connection (Jan. 2021) features the Kaleidoscope Conversations framework, a replicable process for having meaningful conversations with anyone. She is the host of The Drive Podcast on Capital Public Radio which features the personal stories of the Sacramento Region's most prominent people on their journey into leadership, and is the host of The Food For All Podcast, a production of the Healthy Food for All Collaborative, Soil Born Farms, and The California Endowment. Learn more about her at www.paperwingscc.com & www.capradio.org/drive & www.916ink.org

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