El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference on Anzaldúan Thought and Art and Performance

The Society for the Study of Gloria E. Anzaldúa (SSGA) and the Women’s Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio presents El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference on Anzaldúan Thought and Art and Performance. The Conference will be held November 5-7, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Society for the Study of Gloria E. Anzaldúa seeks submission of proposals for papers, panels of 3-4 papers, roundtables, workshops, or performances for its International Conference on the work and life of Gloria E. Anzaldúa. El Mundo Zurdo seeks to provide a place for scholars, students, and community to come together with the intention of engaging in the continued study of Anzaldúa’s intellectual and spiritual work. We welcome proposals involving all facets of Anzaldúa’s life and work as they pertain to the arts– literary, dramatic, plastic, etc—and performance.

The following tracks are merely suggested conceptual groupings for panel and performance presentations:

• BORDERS—explorations of border theory, borderlands ethos and other concepts of Anzaldúan thought focused on this key concept of her work
• GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES—el mundo zurdo and the atravesados, key to Anzaldúa’s thinking and application of her philosophical work
• EDUCATION—pedagogical concerns surrounding her literary and philosophical works. Some questions that may arise: what are some challenges of teaching Anzaldúa? How does Anzaldúa’s thought apply to teaching?
• INTERNATIONAL AND TRANFRONTERA—The effects of globalization and market economies on culture. What is the status of Anzaldúa studies at the international level?
• SPIRITUALITY—Explorations of Anzaldúa’s spiritual teachings. How can we heal the earth and ourselves?
• ART AND PERFORMANCE—The impact of Anzalduan thought on any of the literary, dramatic, and plastic arts, as well as on performance and performance art.

Guidelines:
Proposals must include the following:
• 250-word proposal narrative
• 100-word abstract suitable for publication in the conference program book
• Submissions for Panels must include proposals and abstracts for each paper and the name, address, phone number(s), e-mail address, and institutional affiliation of each participant
• Audio/visual needs
• Contact person’s name, address, phone number(s), e-mail address, and institutional affiliation

All materials must be electronically date-stamped by May 1, 2010 (deadline will be strictly enforced). Proposers will be notified of acceptance in late May.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to: gloria.anzaldua.society@gmail.com or norma.cantu@utsa.edu. More information about the conference can be found at http://colfa.utsa.edu/English/mundozurdo.html.

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Nov 1-2, Irving, TX: Nuestras Voces / Our Voices: Wise Latin@s en la lucha

Arte Sana Nuestras Voces

Arte Sana National Conference
Nuestras Voces: Wise Latin@s en la lucha

November 1-2, 2010
Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel
A national gathering of Latin@ victim advocates, prevention specialists, survivors, and allies promoting the engagement of Latin@s as agents of change in addressing gender-based violence, celebrating our collective wisdom and leadership en los movimientos.

REGISTER NOW:
Early Bird rate available until April 30, 2010!

A national gathering of Latin@ victim advocates, prevention specialists, survivors, and allies promoting the engagement of Latin@s as agents of change in addressing gender-based violence, celebrating our collective leadership en los movimientos.

Register Now and take advantage of the Early Bird registration of $195 until April 30, 2010 (Standard rate: $245).

The Westin Hotel is offering a special group rate for Nuestras Voces Conference attendees; however availability is limited so early reservations are strongly encouraged! Westin DFW Airport

A Bilingual Conference
The Nuestras Voces Conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn about timely issues affecting Latin@ victim advocacy as well as successful grassroots engagement strategies and programs. It includes a complete workshop track in Spanish for those interested in upgrading their Spanish-language presentation skills and learning how others address SA and IPV issues en español. The Topics and Presenters

Attendees are invited to participate in a collective art installation: un altar para el Día de los Muertos, Poema y arte:

Support Nuestras Voces!

This is a self-sponsored event and as with every other previous conference, Arte Sana will offer thousands of dollars worth of scholarships to victim advocates and promotoras. Arte Sana needs your support to help make this special gathering a success!

* Check our website in May to learn about Arte Sana’s original design Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) t-shirt.
* Nuestras Voces Program Ad Form
* Exhibit Form will be available in May

Join Latina victim advocates and allies from across the nation to share, learn, and be inspired!

UPDATED!

Arte Sana updated their website with a map entitled The State of Spanish Language Victim Advocacy, which shows which state anti-violence coalitions have easy-to-access information for survivors in Spanish on their website that had been translated by a person.  You can find the map here:

http://www.arte-sana.com/state_span_vict_advocacy/state_spanish_victim_advocacy.htm

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