Angelica Rubio

Breakout Session: Practical Creativity: The Hero's Journey in Your Screenplay and Your Life

Abstract: We’ll go over, in broad strokes, classic three act American film structure, generally as it incorporates the idea of The Hero’s Journey, then specifically as that applies to the Peter Jackson film, The Fellowship of the Ring. Consideration will be given to how the creative process can be enhanced, working within a well delineated structure. Finally these lessons will be extended to our real lives: How can you apply the structural elements of the screenplay to achieve the goal of your own personal Hero’s Journey? What is your Ordinary World? Have you had an Inciting Incident yet? Can you create one? Who are your Threshold Guardians, and how do you find them? Not sure we can always find the answers, but asking the questions is a good starting framework.

Rep. Rubio was born and raised in the Permian Basin in rural southeastern New Mexico and is the youngest daughter of Mexican immigrants. Angelica grew up with a deep working knowledge of the power found in numbers, as well as a flair for making her case.

In 2016, Angelica won a seat in the New Mexico State Legislature, where she now serves--focusing on policy that centers disproportionately impacted communities by extractive industries and working towards a more sustainable economy for New Mexico.

Rep. Rubio is also a champion for equitable outdoor recreation that not only benefits younger New Mexicans but also a new generation of stewards of our lands. Since 2018, Angelica has ridden her bicycle to the State Capitol, to raise awareness on the disconnect between the state capitol and the rest of the state.

When Angelica is not organizing and working on issues of justice, you can find her at home hanging with her dog, Yoko, or riding her bike along the dry ditch banks of the desert in Doña Ana County and beyond.

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