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Pan Valley Institute Staff

Myrna Martinez Nateras
Myrna Martinez NaterasProgram Director
Minerva Mendoza
Minerva MendozaProgram Associate

Program Committee

Mina Abdollahian, Metrics
Mina Abdollahian, MetricsLibrarian at Fresno County Public Library
Robin DeLugan, Ph.D.
Robin DeLugan, Ph.D.Professor of Anthropology University of California, Merced
Thomas-Whit Ellis
Thomas-Whit Ellis Professor, California State University, Fresno
Vickie Fouts
Vickie FoutsSocial Justice Activist
Hans Van der Noordaa
Hans Van der Noordaa Instructor of Physics, California State University, Fresno
Gina Sandi-Diaz, Ph.D.
Gina Sandi-Diaz, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Theater Department of Theater and Dance California State University, Fresno



We dream that in California’s Central Valley, all people are respected, cultural diversity is valued, and communities live in a socially, racially, and economically just world.


PVI provides spaces where immigrants and refugees feel safe and welcome, learn from each other, reclaim their cultural rights, and build a sense of belonging and power for social change.

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