Utopian World Making:Art, Social Justice & Communities Of Color

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Department of Chicano Studies, U of MN says
“Utopian World-Making: Art, Social Justice and Communities of Color” Symposium Influx Space, Regis Art Center-East
University of Minnesota April 28-29, 2017

“Remembrance” Art Exhibit
Quarter Gallery, Regis Art Center-East
April 25-May 13, 2017

Organized by American Studies, Chicano & Latino Studies,
the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, and the Quarter Gallery

This symposium demonstrates how culture in general and art in particular can be used as a political tool to challenge and reimagine the place of queer communities of color in society. The works and rountable discussions demonstrate how art can be used as a survival strategy to overcome the structural oppression faced daily by gay Chicanos and other marginalized peoples. This exhibit, Rememberance, offers a rare opportunity to catalyze important dialogue on questions of oppression and social justice among the exhibiting artists and local artistic communities; gender studies, queer studies, Chicano-Latino studies scholars; and ICGC’s broader interdisciplinary global studies community.

Friday, April 28
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Welcome
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Roundtable: Art as Institutional Practice
• Eliza Rasheed
• Mike Hoyt
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Roundtable: A Conversation with Los Angeles Artists
• Luciano Martinez
• Ruben Esparza
• Rigo Maldonado

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Exhibit Opening Reception featuring artwork by Luciano Martinez, Ruben Esparza, Rigo Maldonado, Miguel Reyes, Lalo Ugalde, and Joey Terill. There will also be poetry by Roy Guzmán, Anaïs Deal-Márquez, and LaLupe La (Lupe Castillo)
Refreshments will be provided

Saturday, April 29
9:00 am – 10:00 am Light Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am Children's workshop by Rebekah Crisanta of Electric Machete Studios
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Roundtable: A Conversation with Los Angeles Artists
• Joey Terrill
• Lalo Ugalde
• Miguel Reyes
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Roundtable: A Conversation with Twin Cities Artists
• Oskar Ly
• Junauda Alma
• Maria Cristina Tavera (Tina Tavera)
3: 15 pm – 5:00 pm Keynote: Dr. Karen Mary Davalos

Co-sponsors American Studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, Imagine Fund Special Events, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, Theatre Arts and Dance, RIGS Sanctuary Research Circle, Institute for Advanced Study, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Humprehy School of Public Affairs History, College of Liberal Arts, Office of Equity and Diversity, Latina/o Faculty and Staff Association

Questions? Email Jessica Lopez Lyman at lyma0025@umn.edu or Bianet Castellanos at mbc@umn.edu
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By: Department of Chicano Studies, U of MN

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