1st Generation College Student
Agnostic Religious Beliefs
Father was a heroin addict
Lives with PTSD
Is an anti-racist
Max Macias speaks on LIS subjects such as information literacy and culture, antiracism in your library, cannabis information resources for your librarians and patrons, hip-hop and information science, antiracist policy analysis, independent publishing, BIPOC in LIS and other library related topics. Max’s passion is for equity and inclusion in libraries. He has a long history of achievements and work in these areas.
Yago S. Cura
REFORMA/LA, “Power of Vulnerability” Santa Monica Public Library
San Jose State University, Diversity
Saddleback College, Zine History and Presentation
Adelante Youth, Zine History and Presentation
Plato Society, Online Library Resources @ Home.
I speak with my hands and like to punctuate with my eyes; I rarely stay in one place, and like to meander. And yet, every engagement is different and requires myriad ingredients. I have been cultivating my ability to give presentations since at least 2000, which is when I officially started my teaching career as an adjunct for the Writing Program at UMASS-Amherst. I moved to NYC in 2002 and made a living as an adjunct and facilitator for Kingsborough Community College/C.U.N.Y. Then, I switched “teams” and started teaching high school English in the Bronx as a NYC/DOE Teaching Fellow while I finished coursework for a state credential (NY). In 2010, I moved to Los Angeles and from 2013 to 2015 I taught English Language Arts inside the Los Angeles County Jails, specifically at Men’s Central Jail, Twin Towers, and Century Regional Detention Facility.