Semana de la Latina: 3/26-3/30

Please join the U.S. Latina/o Studies Program in their annual Semana de la Latina events. This year’s theme is Latina Bodies in Movement: (Im)migration, Citizenship, and Identity Formation.

Please join us for Semana de la Latina 2012:  Latina Bodies in Movement: (Im)migration, Citizenship, and Identity Formation taking place March 26-30 2012.   This year, Semana de la Latina will bring together Latina activists, scholars, and community members to address issues of citizenship, immigration, and complex identity formation.  Interdisciplinary in scope, Semana de la Latina will center critical dialogues about immigration law, access to higher education, and everyday Latina experiences.  Members of the campus community and the general public is invited to attend.  Below is a brief look at all five upcoming Semana events:

Monday, March 26: Book Signing and Presentation of Latinos in American Society: Families and Communities in Transition by Ruth Enid Zambrana

Tuesday, March 27: Documentary Screening of The Rights of the Butterflies followed by discussion with guests from the Gandhi Brigade and Casa de Maryland moderated by Dr. Perla Guerrero.

Wednesday, March 28: “Latina Immigrant Rights and Prison Abolition: A Necessary Conversation” presented by  USLT Keynote Speaker, Dr. Martha Escobar from California State University, Northridge

Thursday, March 29: Mi Cuerpo/Struggles of the Flesh: Embodiment, Self Image, and Reclaiming the Latina Body.  A conversation/community art project among Latinas focusing on how Latina bodies are constructed in relation to U.S. popular culture images.

Friday, March 30: Latinas and Academia: Consejos and Graduate School Preparation.  Join Semana de la Latina graduate students and faculty in a conversation about our experiences in academia as Latinas and helpful advice about preparing for graduate school.

For more information please contact Maria Elena Vargas at mvargas5@umd.edu.