Events By Quarter
Cup of Culture
Rigoberta Menchú: Broken Silence
Director: Félix Zurita
"The celebration of Columbus is for us an insult," says Rigoberta Menchú, a fierce advocate of indigenous peoples rights. This short film presents a profile of this extraordinary woman, whose life has become a symbol of resilience and power, not only of her own Mayan Quiché people, but of all the indigenous people of the Americas. It is a moving portrait of a self-taught woman who dreams of two things: a Guatemalan Congress integrating indigenous and nonindigenous men and women—and having a child "so I can plant my own seed, for better or worse." 1992. 25 min.
Post film discussion to follow.
Reclamation And Resistance
An Evening of Poetry with Denice Frohman
Denice Frohman is a poet, performer, and educator from New York City. A CantoMundo Fellow, she’s received residencies and awards from the National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures, Leeway Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, and Millay Colony. Her work has appeared in Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump, ESPNW, and elsewhere. A former Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, she’s performed on national and international stages from The White House to The Apollo, and over 200 colleges and universities. She co-organizes #PoetsforPuertoRico and lives in Philadelphia.
Conscious Conversations Series
Build Many Worlds – Cultivating Our Abolition Technologies
Cesia Domínguez López
We can still see and feel the impacts of a world designed to center the carceral/domination technologies exported by WHITENESS since the 15th Century. While many of us have inherited this impact as intergenerational trauma, we have also inherited generational legacies of healing. Legacies of resistance, resilience, and (re)imagination. Our bodies are medicine.
We know we don’t want this harmful world, but what ecologies of care are we building for our new worlds? Join us in conversation to explore how we might use our medicine to nourish and cultivate a world where many worlds fit. What seeds can we be planting today for our future bodies? For worlds centered around care and dignity for all bodies?
Sex Work in the Time of COVID
Organized by Dr. Mireille Miller-Young and Dr. Terrance Wooten
New Sexualities Research Focus Group and The MultiCultural Center presents Sex Work in the Time of COVID. This panel will bring together the insight and expertise of three sex worker activists working and organizing in North America and Europe; including Sinnamon Love, BIPOC Adult Industry Collective, MF Akynos, Black Sex Workers' Collective, and Chiqui, Berlin Strippers Collective.
This will be the first in a multi-part webinar conversation in 2021 focused on sex work and sexual politics in the time of COVID in a global frame.
Organized by Dr. Dr. Mireille Miller-Young and Dr. Terrance Wooten.
Co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.