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Creative Revolution(s): Combating Hatred with Justice Across the Americas
All around us we are plagued by episodes of extreme violence and insane bigotry that are very disheartening. We bear witness to attacks on marginalized identities in different contexts and circumstances that compel us to face our demons and confront the structural injustices that fuel such attacks. In LACS and many humanities and social science (trans)disciplines, violence against people of color, women, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and activists is something we focus on in our research and teaching with the hope of developing real solutions. While we analyze and explore these instances and processes differently we must also see how they are related to one another to comprise a web of exclusion going back centuries. For this conference we hope to develop dialogue(s) for understanding and tackling violence across the Americas from anti-Haitian sentiment in the Dominican Republic, to the disappearance of students at Ayotzinapa, to attacks on Latinx immigrants in the U.S., and anything in between. We are interested in academic presentations such as panels and workshops as well as more creative presentations such as visual art, performances, films, etc.
Featured Keynote Speakers:
Denice Frohman– award winning poet, educator, and lyricist exploring the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Famous for her performances on borders, language, and Latinx identity
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel– Professor of Latino and Latin American Studies, Rutgers University. Author of The Coloniality of Diaspora: Rethinking Intra-Colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context