Trinity University Announces Speakers for the Spring 2013 Álvarez Seminar

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Mary Anthony
Jan. 28, 2013

Trinity University Announces Speakers for the Spring 2013 Álvarez Seminar

SAN ANTONIO - Trinity University is hosting three guest speakers for the Álvarez Seminar in February and March. All events start at 5:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 210-999-8406.

Álvarez SeminarNelly Rosario, novelist, will present, "Returning Postcard to Sender: Living, Researching, and Writing Song of the Water Saints," on Thursday, Feb. 21, in Northrup Hall Room 040, followed by a reading and Q & A. Her novel explores the dreams and struggles of three Afro-Dominican women throughout the 1916 U.S. occupation, the subsequent 33-year Trujillo dictatorship, and emigration to New York City during the 1990's.

María Teresa "Mariposa" Fernández, poet and activist, will present, "De pura cepa: Writing My Way Into Being," on Thursday, Feb. 28, in CSI Room 437. Through poetry, performance, and dialogue, Fernández discusses Afro-Latina/o Identity in the United States, growing up in the Bronx, and coming into her own as a Black Puerto Rican woman.

"Black, Latina, Both: Claiming and Making History" will be presented by Miriam Jimenez and Juan Flores, New York University on Tuesday, March 5, in Northrup Hall Room 040. Ambivalence and invisibility have historically characterized the Afro-Latina experience throughout the Americas. Latinas of African descent are uniquely positioned to both challenge traditional narratives and to serve as agents for positive social change across multiple communities.

The Álvarez Seminar is made possible with support from the Carlos and Malú Álvarez Fund to Trinity's MAS (Mexico, the Americas, and Spain) Program.