I think a lot about connection, lineage, and roots. This is a small way of acknowledging people and organizations that have influenced my aesthetics, ethics, and values. It is incomplete. Today I honor:

- Alison Fleminger, Baba Israel and The Performance Project at University Settlement 
Arts for Art and the Vision Festival
Bob Leonard
- The Center for Artistic Activism
Double Edge Theatre
- The EmergeNYC Program and the Hemispheric Institute for Performance & Politics (George Emilio Sanchez and Marlène Ramírez-Cancio
InnerCity Projects (Miriam Parker and Jo Wood-Brown)
- The Institute for Community Action at Gibney Dance
Kathy Engel
Mariana Sofía Lima
Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss
Nancy Agabian who helped birth Streaks of Lavender (al valentín, B Banks, iemi, Jack York, Jarrett (J) Lyons, María José, Rachel Kara Pérez and Ting Li)
- Patty Raun and the Center for Communicating Science
Ping Chong + Company (Alex Becker, Carly McCollow, Christina Bixland, Vaimoana Niumeitolu)
Salomé Egas
- Todd Schenk
- Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks