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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.