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Past Presentations

Selected Presentations & Lectures

Dec. 2012. Guest Lecturer,  “Solidarity Baby: Central American/Immigrant Family Narratives of Pupusas, Puentes y Pasión,” Reading and Film Screening, Prof. Dionne Espinoza, CSULA. Sponsored by Latin American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Chicano Studies and Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social de CSULA.

Dec. 2012. Guest Lecturer, Poetry Reading and Discussion, Chicano Cultural Diversity, Chicano Studies, Prof. Karina Oliva-Alvarado, CSULA.

Dec 2012. Guest Speaker, The Chicano Family, Chicana/Chicano Studies, Prof. Eddy Alvarez, CSU Fullerton.

Nov. 2012. Panel Chair and Presenter, “Jota/o Poetics: Metaphors, Memories, Madness and Messages,” AJAAS, University of New Mexico.

Nov. 2012. Presenter, Central American Feminismos in the US, National Women’s Studies Association Oakland, CA.

May 2012. Presenter, Central American Feminismos and Intersectionality, Latin American Studies Association, San Francsico, CA.

Feb. 2012. Featured Poet, Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape: New Configurations of Latina/o America The 2012 Lozano Long Conference, a LLILAS-CMAS Collaboration, University Texas at Austin.

June 2011. Presenter, Roundtable on Central American Feminismos and Intersectionality, Congreso Centroamericano de estudios culturales California State University, Northridge.

May 2011. Guest Speaker, “Chicana and Chicano Representations in Cinema” Prof. Sergio De la Mora, Stanford University.

Nov. 2010. Guest Speaker, “US Central American Poets,”  Central Americans in U.S., Prof. Leisy Abrego, Department of Chicano/a Studies UCLA.

Oct. 2010. Guest Speaker, Introduction to Latino/a Studies, Prof. Luz Calvo, CSU East Bay.

Spring 2010. Guest Speaker, “A Solidarity Baby in EpiCentroAmerica: An Artist’s Contribution to Central American Studies” for panel on “The Role of Central American Cultural Studies in Latino Studies” SFSU, sponsored by Raza Studies Department.

April 2010.  Epicentro Central American Poets, a presentation and reading, organized by Professor Susan Coutin and/ co-sponsored by: the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, Center in Law, Society and Culture, Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, and Department of Criminology, Law and Society, UC Irvine.

April 2010. Presenter, “Transnational Poetics” (with Barbara Jane Reyes, Oscar Bermeo, and Javier O. Huerta). Sponsored by The Transnational American Studies Working Group and the Xican@ Culture Working Group, UC Berkeley.

Feb. 2010. Presenter, “Decolonizing the University: Queer Latino/a Decolonial Arts” ( panel with Carla Trujillo, Yosimar Reyes, Xuan Carlos Espinoza) UC Berkeley, CA.

Sept 2009. Featured Poet, MFA Works in Progress, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

Oct. 17, 2008. Curator and Performer “Epicentro Poetic Endemic” Casa 0101 Theater, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA.

Sept. 2007. Paper Presenter, “Cyber Central American (Americans): (Un) Covering Transnational Community Networks in Cyberspace,” International Meeting of Latin American Studies Association Montréal, Canada.

Oct. 2007. Presenter, “Mapping the Mission: Between Place and Memory in San Francisco’s Latina/o Arts Community,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Aug. 2007. Artist-in-Residence, “Picturing Immigration” Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

Aug. 2007. Featured Poet, Lunada Literary Lounge, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

March 2006. Panel Chair, Diasporic Central American Visibility Through Creative Discourse, International Meeting Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

March 2005. Workshop facilitator, “Media as a Tool for Empowerment”, Raza Womyn 10th Chicana/Latina Conference, UCLA.

Summer 2003. Invited Participant, V Taller Sobre Paradigmas Emancipatorios, La Habana, Cuba.

Feb. 2002. Performer and Workshop Organizer, “License to Write”, Mañana Coalition 7th annual Latino Youth Conference, Seattle, WA.

March 1996. Presenter, Undergraduate Student Organizing. National Association of Chicano/a Studies  (NACCS) Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

1995-1999 Curator & MC, Noche de Artistas, Unión Para Nuestra America (UNA), UC Santa Cruz.

Other Academic, Community Presentations and Performances:
performed and held workshops as a member of End-Dependence, Las Manas & Epicentroamerica (spoken word, poetry and performance collectives)

UC Berkeley, La Pena Cultural Center, Galeria de la Raza, Making Changes Freedom School, CASA 0101, SFSU, SJSU, CSUMB, CSULB, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UCLA, IMIX Bookstore, Espresso Mi Cultura, East LA Community College, Teatro Campesino, Teatro Vision, Mama’s Hot Tamales, Cornell University, Columbia University, University of Massachusetts, Taller Puerto-Riqueño, Luna-Sol Café, University Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2001-2010

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