JANA LYNNE CALDETERA UMIPIG
Jana Lynne Caldetera Umipig, daughter of Rosemarie Caldetera Umipig (Pagudpud, Ilokos Norte) and Godofredo Peralta Umipig (Santa Maria, Ilokos Sur) was born and raised on the Kingdom of Hawaii and also raised on Yokuts Territory (Stockton, CA). Her current and closest relation to land is the Lenape Territory (Bronx, NY). She is a cultural and knowledge bearer as named by her elders and does so through her multidisciplinary artistic expression/creation work, role as an education and sharer of knowledge and as an intuitive and bodywork healer in uplifting the healer within all who come to exchange with her. She has been doing direct service organizing work all over the US and Internationally in detention centers, rehabilitation centers, community centers, and the homes of those in need, for over 11 years, and have worked with primarily Youth and Indigenous communities. She spent 7 years serving through leadership at El Puente shaping programs for Creative Justice and Healing with young people in Williamsburg Brooklyn. And is currently the founding Teacher at East Brooklyn High School, building Theatre through a lens of Social Justice and Healing that she has been shaping for the past 3 years going into my 4th year with the students and families she serves in East Brooklyn. I am a humble co-creator of the Sacred Circles of Survival Arts- facilitating Kali (Ancestral Pilipino Fighting Art), Center for Babaylan Studies as the Educational Coordinator and founder of CfBS Decolonization School and Raised Pinay where she centralizes her organizing around Decolonization and Liberation Education. JL received her degrees at The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine in Theatre and Ethnic Studies, and Steinhardt at New York University in Educational Theatre for Social Justice and Communities. She also studied at the Accamdia Dell'arte in Arrezo Italy. Is an Inner Dance facilitator, certified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner Core Power Yoga C2 certified instruction and will complete her Death/End of Life Doula certification in March 2021.