Everyone Can Be a Leader

Exploring Nontraditional Community Leadership

Popular understandings of leadership tell us that leaders look a certain way: they are in charge. They possess outward strength. They are extroverted and act pragmatically rather than emotionally. Perhaps most important, leaders are people in positions of authority and power. Join facilitator Pepe Moscoso for a conversation that explores an alternative view of leadership and asks, When are we leaders in our communities? How can our unique senses of self contribute to our roles as leaders? What do we have to offer that is needed? Participants will have the chance to ask these questions of themselves and to explore with their friends and neighbors what makes a great leader in their communities.

This program is also available in Spanish. 


Pepe Moscoso | Portland

Pepe Moscoso is a Portland-based community arts producer and visual artist. His work explores inclusion, personal narrative, identity, diversity, and storytelling in a variety of forms. His interest in visual art is born of a desire to transmit and show his way of seeing the world. He coordinates Lente Móvil, a multimedia art project that interweaves art and storytelling to examine the importance of cultural identity as it affects personal growth and collective strength for the Latino community in the US.

Program Themes

Civic Life , Community , Identity

Equipment Needs

chalk/whiteboard , digital projector , screen