Voces de Latinidad: Community Session featuring Maritza Perez
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us in Salón Ortega for the fifth Community Listening Session in a series of 6 for our Voces de Latinidad documentary film project. Each gathering in this series will focus on a different cultural aspect of the question: “Who or what is Latinidad?” Voces de Latinidad aims to feature unique voices from our community culminating in a short documentary and digital archive celebrating the rich diversity of our lived experiences.
On July 8, we invite all people of Hispanic, Latina/o/e/x, Chicana/o/e/x, Indigenous, and New Mexican heritage from the communities of Barelas, Atrisco, the greater South Valley, and surrounding neighborhoods to come and share how you identify culturally and how this shapes your reality and lived experiences.
Free Community Event. Please register using the link below.
Speaker: A native of the Dominican Republic, Loida Maritza Pérez is an independent scholar, cultural activist and author of Geographies of Home, a novel published in the United States and abroad. Her upcoming book, Beyond the Pale, won a PEN America 2019 Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History. Her work has appeared in the Michigan Quarterly Review, Latina, MaComere, Meridians, Edinburgh Review, Bomb, Callaloo and Best of Callaloo.
*Note: Community Sessions will be filmed and some individuals may be selected for interviews.
The Voces de Latinidad project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Democracy Demands Wisdom.