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Jan
6
2022

Center for Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Catalina M. de Onís (University of Colorado Denver)

When: Thursday, January 6, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Category: Academic

Description:

Throughout the academic year, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays. You can now register (click here) to the first seminar of the Winter 2022 quarter, happening on Thursday, January 6, at 12-1 PM US CT. Professor Catalina M. de Onís (University of Colorado Denver) will give a presentation entitled “Translating Anti-colonial Energy Justice for Multiple Audiences.”

Abstract: This presentation features three public-facing projects that translate anti-colonial energy justice struggles in Puerto Rico and in the US diaspora. The talk will discuss Energy Islands: Metaphors of Power, Extractivism, and Justice in Puerto Rico (University of California Press, 2021), a bilingual children’s book, and a documentary film. These collaborative projects document the grave, often lethal consequences of energy coloniality, racial capitalism, and extractivism, while also amplifying anti-colonial energy justice alternatives in grassroots, coalitional organizing that seeks to transform power in its many forms.  

Catalina M. de Onís is an assistant professor in the University of Colorado Denver’s Department of Communication. She teaches courses on Latina/o/x communication and environmental communication studies and authored Energy Islands: Metaphors of Power, Extractivism, and Justice in Puerto Rico and coauthored La justicia ambiental es para ti y para mí/Environmental Justice Is for You and Me.  

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Department of Radio/Television/Film, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Latina and Latino Studies Program.

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