Date & Time
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, Room 107 (Community Lounge)
Office of LGBTQ Student Life
A RECLAMATION OF OUR RIGHTS WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: As people who live at the intersection of multiple oppressions, this writing workshop is aimed at claiming back our power. Participants first engage in a community dialogue about certain rights that they have been denied and then think through what it may be to denounce such oppression.
ALAN PELAEZ LOPEZ is an Afro-Indigenous poet, collage, installation and adornment artist from Oaxaca, México. In their visual and literary work, they explore the intersections of PTSD, undocumented immigration, Indigeneity, queer feelings, and Black flesh. A 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee, Pelaez Lopez was named one of “10 Up and Coming Latinx Poets You Need to Know” by Remezcla and one of “10 Poets for the Revolution,” in The Best American Poetry Blog. Follow them as @migrantscribble.
Alan is a currently living in California pursuing a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and co-hosting Culture Fuck— a space for queer, trans and intersex artists of color– with Vanessa Rochelle Lewis. Pelaez Lopez is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Initiative which serves as an incubation space that merges the worlds of academia, visual + literary art, and social movements at the Center for Race and Gender.