Past Latinidad and Towards Accountability:...
Event Description: What happens when organizing under a single identity falls apart, or more specifically, targets and silences other people within the same community one is attempting to support? This event explores the limits and possibilities of "latinidad" as a unifying identity to address the ways in which queer and trans, black, and indigenous latinxs are silenced and often forgotten in the narratives we share about the latinx experience. Together we will explore the possibilities of organizing against anti-Blackness, patriarchy, and Indigenous erasure as opposed to compartmentalizing experiences under the name of "latinidad." This event is a hybrid art talk and community dialogue. Bio of Facilitator: Alan Pelaez Lopez is an AfroIndigenous poet, installation and adornment artist from Oaxaca, México. They are the author of Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien (The Operating System, 2020) and to love and mourn in the age of displacement (Nomadic Press, 2020). Alan has been organizing with queer and trans undocumented immigrants for ten years and currently serves on the steering committee of the Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project. They currently live in Oakland, CA, and the internet as @MigrantScribble