Honoring the Ancestor, Gloria Anzaldúa: Joy, Love, Laughter and Latinx Literature: A Community Gathering Event Logo

Honoring the Ancestor, Gloria Anzaldúa: Joy, Love, Laughter and Latinx Literature: A Community Gathering

by Community and Inclusion

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Thu, Oct 1, 2020

11:30 AM – 1 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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As part of Latinx Heritage Month, we will pay homage to Gloria Anzaldúa, a self-described “chicana dyke-feminist, tejana patlache poet, writer, and cultural theorist,” whose literary works transformed feminist theory and opened the door for radical writings of feminists of color. This interactive informal gathering is an annual event hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion where we gather together to read from great poets, artists, activist scholars, and more.

We invite all artists and art enthusiasts to join this special tribute to Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous and People of Color artists. This year’s special guest facilitator is Dr. Diana Alvarez, a singer, songwriter, poet, composer, filmmaker, and scholar who will lead the event and share songs from her heart. To learn more about Dr. Alvarez, please visit: http://diana-alvarez.com/

***Open to the MHC Community. Faculty, staff, and alums, please register by clicking the green "register" button on this page. Do not try to log in via Embark.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and FAMILIA.

Recording Statement:
This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact Ysabel Garcia at ysabelgarcia@mtholyoke.edu. Please make accommodation requests at least three days before the event date to give implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.


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Diana Alvarez

Singer-songwriter, poet, composer, filmmaker, educator, and scholar

Dr. Diana Alvarez is a singer-songwriter, poet, composer, filmmaker, educator, and scholar whose fierce Xingona voice creates a gripping atmosphere that audiences call "transcendent." Alvarez's soulful Spanglish concoctions exalt queer love and liberation, and are drawn from her origins in the borderlands of South Texas, where she grew up singing to the Gulf of Mexico.  

Alvarez's multifaceted work centers transcendence, kinship, coalitional healing, and collective liberation through music, writing, and performance. The undercurrent of all of this work is the co-liberation and nourishment of Black and Brown women, nonbinary, trans, and genderqueer artists.

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