Evelín Aquino is a longtime organizer/educator/trainer/dancer with over 35 years’ experience of being in Circle with elders, peers, youth leaders, and community. Committed to education for liberation, her work is grounded in love and relationships, while providing imaginative spaces for youth and adults to think critically - as they co-create just and equitable schools and communities. She was the Assistant Director at Pa’lante Restorative Justice in Holyoke and continues on their Advisory Board. She is also a board member of the Encampment for Citizenship. Evelín is a Boricua/Dominicana graduate of UMASS Amherst. She is deeply inspired and guided by the youth of today (especially her beloved children), family, her ancestors and elders (especially her father).
She lives in Hadley, Massachusetts.