MillerComm Lecture Series

Nos/ostros: 'Us' vs. 'Them,' (Des)Conocimientos y Compromisos

Friday, October 29th, 1999
Gloria Anzaldúa
4:00 pm

Smith Memorial Hall, Auditorium 805 S. Mathews Ave Urbana

Event Description

Gloria Anzaldúa explores the internal struggles and cracks among Latina/os, the fastest growing minority group in the United States. She explores some ideas for expanding awareness among this diverse population and suggests the need to work together to create a new "story" and a new "agenda" for a growing community.

Gloria Anzaldúa is a writer of international fame whose work has shaped the fields of Chicana/Latina Studies, Gay/Lesbian Studies, and Women?s Studies. Her many works include Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, This Bridge Called My Back: Writing by Radical Women of Color (co-edited with Cherrie Moraga) and Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives by Feminists-of-Color.

This presentation is given in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Study Interdisciplinary Conference, "Territories and Boundaries: Geographies of Latinidad" held October 28 - 30, 1999.

Sponsored by: The Center for Advanced Study

In conjunction with: Afro-American Studies and Research Program, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Cinema Studies Program, College of Communications, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology , Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Human and Community Development, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Institute of Communications Research, La Casa Cultural Latina, Latina/o Studies Program and Women?s Studies Program

Gloria Anzaldúa

Writer and Independent Scholar