Board of Directors
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.
Executive Director, Asian American Writer’s Workshop
Ken Chen is the Executive Director of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, the most prominent literary arts nonprofit in support of Asian American literature. Most recently, he curated PAGE TURNER, a two-day Brooklyn literary festival that featured writers such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Michael Ondaatje, and David Henry Hwang. He is the 2009 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His debut poetry collection Juvenilia was selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Louise Gluck. While an immigration attorney, Mr.
Director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University
Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. He was a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North Star News Prize. His first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, garnered numerous honors.
Senior Editor, Verso Books
Andrew Hsiao is a senior editor with Verso Books and the former executive editor of The New Press, and with both publishing houses has commissioned and edited several books on immigration history and politics, scholarly and popular. A longtime print and broadcast journalist, he was a senior editor and staff writer for many years with The Village Voice, and is a producer of The Communique, WNYE 91.5FM, and Asia Pacific Forum, WBAI 99.5FM.
Former Senior Producer, Latino USA
Carolina González is an award-winning journalist and scholar with over two decades of experience in print and radio. She was Senior Producer for the weekly public radio show Latino USA and served as an editorial writer at the New York Daily News, and has covered education, immigration, politics, music and Latino culture in various alternative and mainstream media outlets, such as WNYC radio, AARP Segunda Juventud, SF Weekly and the Progressive Media Project.
Executive Director, CultureStrikefavianna@culturestrike.org
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. In addition to her art practice, Rodriguez partners with social movement groups around the world to create art that’s visionary and transformational.
A Message from CultureStrike Director Favianna Rodriguez
“Art has personally transformed me and given me a voice. I have been fortunate to meet many other artists who wish to build a better world through their creative practice. I have always believed that art can shape politics in a way that no other medium can: it has the ability to change hearts, shape our laws, and speak truth to power. I hope you’ll join CultureStrike in supporting artists and building shared strategy with social movements.”