Eva Mas combines community engagement, community organizing, visual arts, curriculum development, facilitation, music, and social work, to support underserved communities. Child of Jewish Chilean and Catalan activist academics who met in Berkeley in the early 70s, Eva grew up with an awareness and passion for Social Justice and the Arts.
After spending several years working in art and education, including autobiographical story-telling with Latinx newcomers in San Francisco, toddler art, and youth murals, Eva focused their work on housing advocacy. They participate in community organizing to bring attention to tenants facing displacement and evictions, and collaborated with Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. Eva learned harm reduction practice and de-escalation skills through their work in San Francisco at Hospitality House, Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, Mission SRO Collaborative, the Mission’s first Navigation Center and the Youth Program of the LGBT Center.
Eva supports CivicMakers’ public outreach, engagement, and community-based research work. They bring a sociological outlook combined with grassroots organizing experience; a strong connection to the Mission community; language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English; curriculum development and facilitation skills; and an ability to genuinely connect with communities of all backgrounds.
In their free time, Eva performs with their music group Banda Sin Nombre, which is a well known local band, performing at Stern Grove, Freight and Salvage and other recognized spaces, always using music as a platform to bring attention to social justice causes.