invited talks


Charlotte Opportunity Showcase

UNC Charlotte | April 30, 2018

Producing Artistic Director Carlos Cruz was selected to give a "ted talk" presentation about the Nouveau Sud project’s goals and mission as they are directly related to the Charlotte Opportunity Task force for Social Mobility. "What's really working to improve economic opportunity for Charlotte's children and youth?" - Charlotte Opportunity Showcase



National Association of Latino Arts and Culture

Charlotte, NC | June 2, 2017 

Carlos was invited to speak at ‘Nuestras Historias’, a talk/panel pecha-kucha style highlighting the current landscape in the artistic scene of the Latinx community in the metropolitan region of Charlotte, NC. Subsequent panel the following day on an intercultural approach to change-making and movement-building within the arts.

"The 31st NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshop was held on June 2 and 3 in Charlotte-- a key opportunity for artists, cultural workers, organizers, educators, activists, and allies from across the region to network, learn, and build together. In partnership with the North Carolina Humanities Council and their initiative Journey in the New South: Conversations on the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in North Carolina, this convening will explore what it means to be Latinx in the South and the artists and scholars who are leading the way across the region's diverse communities." -

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Charlotte Ted X

Charlotte, NC | October 2014

Carlos was invited to a Ted Talk regarding his experience as a Latino artist, an actor/creator of an ethnic background in the United States.