“La revolución nos mal-cogio”: Politics of Identity and the Left in Central America Today

Center for Media at Risk Co-Sponsored Event with Penn's Latin American Studies Department
Date: 
21 Feb 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Location: 
Annenberg School, Room 500
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Open to the Public
Type: 
Performance and Discussion

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Join us for a part-performance, part-discussion event, featuring Nicaraguan artists Gabriel Miranda and Elyla Sinverguenza (Artist Protection Fund Fellow in residence at Bucknell University). Their projects intervene in the afterlives of revolutionary Marxism through cochona, transfeminist resistance. With their artistic practices as a starting point, this event will consider the overlaps and tensions between discourses of U.S identity politics and the historical legacies of the Central American Left. They will both contextualize and move beyond the current emphasis on reading Central America through the paradigm of migration in order to think about how the aesthetics and politics of the region problematize mainstream understandings of identity, precarity, and revolution.


The event will be in Spanish and English. A reception will follow. Childcare will be provided upon request, please contact bvero@sas.upenn.edu in advance. 


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