Saturday, September 11, 2010

Environmental Justice Poetry

Environmental Justice Poetry

Who: Dr. Kamala Platt

What: “Environmental Justice in Food Production Systems and Related Poetry”

When: 6:00pm

Where: Texas Lutheran University Schuech Fine Arts Center & Wupperman Theatre

Monday eve, September 13th, 2010


Siempre Sustainable Network's Monthly Meeting will be held Monday, 8/13 beginning
with an advocacy letter writing campaign "on the patio" in front of the Schuech Fine Arts Center at 6:00pm (tea/cookies served and produce from community gardens available) followed by a special evening of poetry at 7:00pm in the Wupperman Theatre on the campus of TLU by Dr. Kamala Platt, university professor, poet, author. Her program is entitled: Environmental Justice in Food Production Systems & Related Poetry." Please join us.

Dr. Kamala Platt received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University
of Texas, Austin in 1997. Her dissertation, "Women Write Environmental Justice:
the Literary Tradition in India and Greater Mexico" and a subsequent book
manuscript,"Environmental Justice Poetics: Cultural Representations of Environmental
Racism from Chicanas and South Asian Women" investigate the practice, theory,
and aesthetics of women generating cultural poetics that promote environmental
justice. "influenced by their socio-historical terrains."

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Festival de Flor y Canto.

Festival de Flor y Canto. Yesterday • Today • Tomorrow
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, September 15 - 17, 2010
Friends Lecture Hall. Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA

In 1973, USC hosted the Flor y Canto literary festival, a three-day event that featured dozens of emerging Mexican American poets and writers in the nascent Chicano movement... This year, which marks the centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the bicentennial of Mexican independence, the university will reprise the event, inviting prominent participants from the previous festival... to share the stage with a new generation of Chicano and Latino writers.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

1:00 p.m. Welcome and introductions by John Carlos Rowe (USC Professor of English), Sy Abrego, Mary Ann Pacheco and Michael Sedano

1:30 p.m. Alejandro Murguía

1:45 p.m. Ernest Mares

2:00 p.m. Enrique Lamadrid

2:15 p.m. Estevan Arellano

2:30 p.m. Verónica Cunningham

2:45 p.m. Rolando Hinojosa

3:00 p.m. Ron Arias

3:15 p.m. Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin

3:30 p.m. Roberto Vargas

3:45 p.m. Dorinda Moreno

4:00 p.m. Frank Sifuentes

4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Break for refreshments and book signings

5:00–6:15 p.m. Readings in Spanish, introduced by Gloria Arjona, USC Dept. of Spanish

5:15 p.m. Alurista

5:30 p.m. Marco A. Domínguez, Sr.

5:45 p.m. Juan A. Contreras

6:00 p.m. Juan Felipe Herrera

6:15 p.m. Jose Montoya

6:30 p.m. Richard Montoya and members of Culture Clash present One More Canto, a short documentary on a 1978 Flor y Canto festival

Thursday, September 16, 2010

1:00 p.m. Welcome and introductions

1:15 p.m. Conrad Romo

1:30 p.m. Daniel Acosta

1:45 p.m. Melinda Palacio

2:00 p.m. Amarilis Mari Martinez

2:15 p.m. Danny Romero

2:30 p.m. Gloria E. Alvarez

2:45 p.m. Estella Gonzalez

3:00 p.m. Manuel Ramos

3:15 p.m. Reyna Grande

3:30 p.m. Luis Rodriguez

3:45 p.m. Adelina Anthony

4:00–5:00 p.m. Break for refreshments and book signings

5:00–6:00 p.m. Readings in Spanish, introduced by Consuelo Sigüenza-Ortiz, USC Dept. of Spanish

5:15 p.m. Francisco Alarcón

5:30 p.m. Xánath Caraza-De-Holland

5:45 p.m. tatiana de la tierra

6:00 p.m. Olga Garcia

6:15 p.m. “Celebrando Chicana Poetry,” sponsored by Letras Latinas and introduced by Rob Casper, Poetry Society of America

6:30 p.m. Maria Melendez

6:45 p.m. Diana Garcia

7:00 p.m. Emmy Pérez

Friday, September 17, 2010

10:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions by William N. Vela (Director, El Centro Chicano) and Michael Sedano

10:15 a.m. Karen Cordova

10:30 a.m. Odilia Galvan Rodriguez

10:45 a.m. Ruben R. Mendoza

11:00 a.m. Mónica Teresa Ortiz

11:15 a.m. Sarah R. Garcia

11:30 a.m. John-Michael Rivera

11:45 a.m. Special presentation by Juan Felipe Herrera, honoring Cuca Aguirre with the UCR Tomás Rivera Lifetime Pioneer Award

12:00–1:30 p.m.: Lunch break

1:30–2:30 p.m. Student poetry section introduced by William N. Vela

2:30 p.m. Marco Domínguez, Jr.

2:45 p.m. Lisa Alvarez

3:00 p.m. Daniel Olivas

3:15 p.m. Daniel Cano

3:30 p.m. Rigoberto González

3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Readings in Spanish, introduced by Gloria Arjona, USC Dept. of Spanish

4:00 p.m. reina alejandra prado (aka Santa Perversa)

4:15 p.m. Nancy Alcala

4:30 p.m. Javier Huerta

4:45 p.m. Rakel Delgado (aka La Pocha Catalana)

5:00 p.m. Exhibition reception for Sueños by the Sea: Celebrating Los Festivales de Flor y Canto at USC, ground floor of Doheny Library

Organized by Tyson Gaskill (USC Libraries), Barbara Robinson (USC Libraries) and María-Elena Martínez (History and American Studies and Ethnicity). Co-sponsored by El Centro Chicano and the Latino Student Assembly.

The above comes from this linked webpage... for further information on this event: