Join el conversatorio tonight

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On March 18, 2021
Maya Chincilla

The arts, languages and philosophy department invites the Spanish-speaking community at S&T to participate in the next el conversatorio event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, via Zoom.

Guest speaker Maya Chincilla will present a talk titled “Not Your Tragic ‘other’ – Bilingual Stories of a Hyphenated Guatemalan.”

Chinchilla is a Guatemalan writer, educator and media maker. The author of The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética., she is a lecturer in Chicana/o Latino/a/x studies, creative writing and LGBTQ studies at the University of California, Davis. She is the editor of the forthcoming “CentroMariconadas,” an anthology of queer and trans Central American writing. Drawing on a tradition of truth-telling and poking fun at the wounds we carry, she writes and performs poetry exploring themes of historical memory, family, tenderness, sexuality and alternative futures. Currently she is a co-host of “Trek Table” – a weekly podcast holding “Trek Space” in science fiction for women of color and their allies.

El Conversatorio is a one-hour informal virtual talk in which guest speakers from different areas of the Spanish-speaking world share their thoughts on current events and issues. After a 15- to 20-minute presentation and a question-and-answer session, participants can join activities in Zoom breakout rooms so they can practice their Spanish.

For more information, please contact Dr. M. Emilia Barbosa, assistant professor of Spanish, at

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