BAVC-headshots2015-168 Dawn Valadez

DAWN VALADEZ is a filmmaker, social worker, artist, youth development specialist, resource wrangler and impact strategist. Her award-winning feature documentary, GOING ON 13 (with Kristy Guevara-Flanagan) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The verite style film shares the experiences of becoming young women in modern America, Valadez is currently producing two feature documentaries – TEACHER LIKE ME (in production) and THE  PUSHOUTS (in post with Katie Galloway). The films will complete Valadez’s trilogy on race, class, education, and coming of age in the 21st Century United States. TEACHER LIKE ME tells the stories of five adults traveling a new educational pipeline: from city streets back into classrooms but this time, as educators. Valadez advises on documentaries and public engagement campaigns. Valadez serves as the VP of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) and is a review panelist for a number of media funders.

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