|MACHARAMA: se juntaron los normales|
Friday, May 29, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015 in NYC: Performing Queer Latin@ Loisaida: A Cabaret! #LoisaidaFest2015 with Lola von Miramar, Karen Jaime, Emanuel Xavier, Jorge Merced, and Susana Cook. Curated by Arnaldo Cruz-Malave. At The Loisaida Center, part of LoisaidaFest! RSVP Free! http://bit.ly/1zyA1Vt
|Performing Queer Latino Loisaida: A Cabaret!|
|Queer Latinidades: Toward a Politics of Possibility|
|Program for Queer Latinidades|
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Queer Hemisphere: A Workshop/Taller
May 13-15, 2015
University of California, Santa Cruz
Organizers: Kirstie Dorr, Marcia Ochoa and Deb Vargas
Queer Hemisphere is a project to reorient queer studies and queer theory in the Américas along a hemispheric axis. We aim to create a conversation about queerness and other forms of sexual alterity and diversidad sexual that includes scholars, intellectuals and cultural workers from across the Américas. In order to have this conversation, we need to address the asymmetrical politics of citation, language, and knowledge production that often render minoritized queer scholars in the US and throughout Latin America invisible and unaccountable to each other.
In May, we are bringing together scholars who work in/on Latin America to build a genealogy of Latin American thinkers who have informed our approaches to "queer." Each participant will propose one piece of writing (article or chapter length) in Spanish or Portuguese and produced in the Américas that has shaped how we understand queerness, sexual alterity and diversidad sexual in this part of the world. The intention is for us to discuss the writing of other authors, not our own work. Participants will read the pieces, and present their chosen piece to the taller, making an argument for how it relates to the conversation. Over the course of our two-day conversation we will workshop these ideas and collectively generate a publication project.
This taller is the first of a series of activities that will continue over the next few years to articulate the contours of a Queer Hemisphere. In the Fall of 2016, we will convene a residential research group at the University of California at Irvine (funded by the UC Humanities Research Institute) that will include invited scholars from Latin America to more fully develop the conversation and build the basis for long-term intellectual engagement throughout the hemisphere.
We are putting this call out to advanced graduate students (ABD), faculty and independent scholars/cultural workers who would like to participate in the conversation in Santa Cruz. The taller is free of charge, however participants are responsible for travel and lodging costs on their own. We will provide some recommendations for convenient lodging options and have reserved a block of rooms at the Beach Street Inn in Santa Cruz.
Please submit a cover letter describing your research in the area and a CV, as well as the title of piece of writing you propose to discuss at thetaller to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1. The final list of participants will be available by April 10.
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
Juana Maria Rodriguez
Felicity Amaya Schaeffer
Lourdes Martínez Echázabal
a UCHRI Research Group developed by:
Kirstie Dorr | Deborah R. Vargas | Marcia Ochoa
The New York City Trans Oral History Project is a community archive devoted to the collection, perservation and sharing of trans histories. Make sure to visit their website and learn more about what they do! I really love the amazing artwork they are featuring, an image of Stonewall pioneers Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson by T. Boucher. Silvia is holding the sign that says "Gender Self-Determination" while Marsha appears with a beautiful bouquet and a sash that says Stonewall. Lovely!