Dawn Valadez | BAVC

Dawn Valadez

Dawn Valadez

Board Members
BAVC Board Vice President
Dawn Valadez

Dawn Valadez

Board Members
BAVC Board Vice President

Dawn Valadez has worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years as a social worker, media maker, trainer, public art creator, consultant and fundraiser. Dawn produced and co-directed the award-winning documentary GOING ON 13 with Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. Dawn also co-authored the 38-page study guide that accompanies the film and has led youth and adult dialogues on the issues the film raises. Dawn was a 2012 MediaMaker Fellow at BAVC, during which time she workshopped her new work-in-progress, TEACHER LIKE ME, and related cross-platform project which is making in collaboration with Katherine Saviskas. In addition, Dawn consults on a number of documentaries and is currently co-directing THE PUSHOUTS with Katie Galloway, a film about Victor Rios and the power of mentorship.  Dawn, who has a master’s degree in social welfare from UC Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in Women's Studies and Psychology is from UC Santa Cruz, is also the co-founder of the Bay Area AmeriCorps program BAYAC, has developed curriculum to honor Cesar Chavez and created public art with youth from across Alameda County.