CocoEva Luz Alcazar is a passionate educator, musician, writer, activist and artist from La Paz, Bolivia. She studied pedagogy, healing arts, philosophy, music and visual arts at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts, Berklee College of Music and Evergreen State College. Her work engaging community as an educator, as well as in her one on one work with individuals is strongly based in the pedagogy of Paulo Freire's Popular Education. The approach she brings is a merging of Popular Education, creative expression in all forms, advocacy for intersectionality in social justice, and somatic awareness –as tools for self actualization and transformation both in a collective as well as individual level. She has worked with targeted communities of all ages in Latin America and the United States, both through institutions and nonprofits, as well as through organizing and community work. Her art, music and writing have been exhibited and publicized in galleries in the United States and South America. Her passion for social justice comes from understanding that experiences that shape our humanity as well as our disconnection from it, result from the macrocosms of systemic oppression translated in the microcosmos of the interpersonal/personal oppression.