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En Dialogo May Series Presents "Joyas Prestadas: Transing Fluidity at the U.S. - Mexico Border "

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Central

Where: Crowe Hall, 1-140, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: This is a free event.
Food and refreshments will be provided!

Contact: Silvia Toledo   (847) 467-0891

Group: The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Category: Academic, Social, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


The hemorrhages that emplace the U.S-Mexico border are undoubtedly charged with histories of ongoing systemic violence and socio-economic stratification that oscillate between the dichotomies de aqui y del otro lado. This presentation ruptures epistemologies of border imaginaries through several visual self-choreographed scores from Latinx individuals whose lived experiences supersede the material force of the liminal zone, and with an emphasis on fluidity, scramble the fixed localities of ethnic, gender, racial, religious, and sexual categories therein border subjectivities. These qualitative representations venture into the consciousness of Latinx borderland diasporic communities by displaying the embodied histories that grow in tandem to, and despite of, the influence of the intergenerational, metamorphosize their sensibilities to cultural signifiers and belonging to nation. This project finds that performances of citizenship and border identification erupt at the site of gender. Gabriel will be sharing the findings of their visual ethnographic project, in which interlocutors capture aestheticized portraitures of personal jewelry imbued with layers of cultural meaning and relational attachments. From these creative interventions, accrues the possibility of reinventing modalities that traverse the U.S-Mexico binary, towards a fluid horizon. 



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