Antonio M. Gómez is an educator, percussionist, arts administrator and public media producer who is passionate about connecting communities and learners with compelling cultural stories and arts experiences. A former K-12 teacher, Tony manages economically and culturally accessible education programs at Tacoma Arts Live, where he also designs curricula, as he has done for PBS’ Latino Americans and Italian Americans series and the Museum of Pop Culture’s American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music. As a percussionist, Tony specializes in Afro-Latin and Mediterranean genres. He performs with Trío Guadalevín, the Eurasia Consort, and Tango del Cielo. Recent projects include Ramas & Raíces – a transnational musical collaboration between Mexico and Washington state; and Diáspora en Diálogo, focused on the African diaspora in the Americas. He has been a frequent speaker on arts and culture for Humanities Washington and various universities and school districts. Tony was a Jubilation Foundation Fellow in arts education who works to shift marginalized stories to the center, from integrating K12 arts with culture and social studies to producing the National Race & Pedagogy Institute’s Migrations: Forced & Chosen. He holds an MA in education from the University of California, Berkeley, a BA from the University of Puget Sound, and has done musical study in Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, Panamá, Spain, Italy, and Morocco.