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Deniz Lopez, Iconoclast Artists teaching fellow

Deniz "dee-colonize" Lopez is a Xicana artist and activist who has worked with organizations such as MECHA, The Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, The Word Around Town Poetry Tour, Creative Women Unite, and Voices Breaking Boundaries, bringing a message of revolution, self-sustainability, and community consciousness to the forefront. The themes of her artistry include the abolition of the death penalty, an end to police brutality, empowerment of women, immigration rights, black/brown unity, indigenous culture & history, and self-mastery.  Deniz uses her extensive knowledge of community organization, administration, communication, and mentoring as a creative consultant to many organizations and artists, helping them refine their art.  At present, Deniz is a founding member & owner of All Real Radio LLC, where the mission is to make the world better by creating a portal to great music and relevant social commentary, and by facilitating a space for community events & awareness.