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Celebrating Gloria Anzaldúa's Legacy: 10th Anniversary of Passing
May 14, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Namaste Lounge, College 9Free
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Gloria Anzaldúa’s passing. In honor of the legacy left by Gloria Anzaldúa, The Chicano Latino Resource Center will be hosting a celebration of her life through a formal program with speakers, an art exhibit from local artists, an altar, refreshments, and an open mic.
Gloria Anzaldúa was a Chicana-tejana-lesbiana-feminist poet, theorist, and fiction writer from South Texas. In addition to authoring Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, she was the editor of the critical anthology Making Face/Making Soul: Haciendo Caras and co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, winner of the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award.
She passed away in 2004 and was honored around the world for shedding visionary light on the Chicana experience by receiving the National Association For Chicano Studies Award in 2005. Gloria was also posthumously awarded her doctoral degree in literature from the University of California Santa Cruz. A number of scholarships and book awards are awarded in her name every year.
El Centro is committed to continuing her vision of the New Mestiza Consciousness. The borderlands of higher education are real and thus making a program to remember and celebrate all of the gifts she left us is necessary and important.
We look forward to having you and celebrating together the legacy of Gloria Anzaldúa.
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