CultureStrike is led by a multiracial, multicultural team of artists and activists that works directly with cultural workers and organizers in the US and beyond. We are primarily people of color and first- or second-generation migrants, and our work draws from our unique experiences as women, LGBTQ, working class, and undocumented people.

As people directly affected by the issues we tackle, we are uniquely positioned to create cultural strategies that influence audiences from next-door neighbors to policy makers.

Interim Director and Cultural Strategist

Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer on a mission to create profound and lasting social change in the world. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy, and sexual freedom.  Favianna lectures globally on the power of art, cultural organizing and technology to inspire social change, and leads art workshops at schools around the country.

Knowledge Lab & Operations Manager

Sonia Guinansaca is a Queer Migrant  Poet and cultural organizer from Harlem, NY by way of Ecuador. Has co-founded and help build  some of the largest undocumented organizations in the country and in NYC.  She has also founded some of the first creative artistic projects by and for undocumented writers/artists. Guiñansaca’s range of work centers migration, climate justice, QTPOC , being a Queer Femme of color, and the role of artists in social movements.

Julio Salgado
Artist Projects Manager
Julio Salgado is the co-founder of and events and project coordinator at CultureStrike. His status as an undocumented, queer artivist has fueled the contents of his illustrations, which depict key individuals and moments of the DREAM Act movement. Undocumented students and allies across the country have used Salgado’s artwork to call attention to the youth-led movement.
Development and Communications Manager

Jess has centered her work on community and working through cultural difference, starting with field research and program management for artisan business development in Zimbabwe, Madagascar, and Macedonia, and leading food system projects in New England. Most recently she worked with children in Oaxaca, Mexico, using photography and video as a tool to reflect on identity.


Communications & Sales

Jesús Iñiguez is an undocumedia artivist from Inglewood, CA, by way of Mexico City. Co-founder of Poet, essayist, musician, videographer, photographer, thinker, and lover. He loves to write, but these short little bio situations always stump him. Find Jesús on Instagram.

Michelle Chen
Assistant Editor, CultureStrike Magazine

Michelle Chen is CultureStrike Magazine‘s Editorial Fellow and a contributing editor at In These Times, where she writes for its labor blog Working In These Times. She is also a co-producer of Asia Pacific Forum on Pacifica’s WBAI and a history doctoral student at the City University of New York.


Sabaa Zareena (pronouns; they/them/Sabaa) is a community artist, lovable friend, and fierce administrative genius. Their work centers the development of communities of color, queer people, income restricted people, and people that live or have lived the female identified experience.

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