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Platica & Book Reading by Lara Medina: Remembering Frida

  • Sanchez Contemporary 1951 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Readings from the book, Remembering Frida (2013) edited by Roberta Orona-Cordova, a collection of essays reflecting on the impact that Frida has on Chicana identity and how for Chicanas, Frida "became an imagined ancestor who we not only wanted, but needed. Her iconic image, her paintings and her struggle as a woman allowed us to move forward in our own movimiento" (Amalia Mesa-Baines). A reading will be shared/performed by Lara Medina, "A Chicana Aesthetic: Imagining Self and Friday".

Lara Medina will also share her new book project titled: From the Ancestors and Beyond: Chicana/Xicanx and Latina/Latinx Spiritual Expressions. This anthology intends to offer spiritually conscious women of color a resource to enhance our lives by providing guidance on new and old spiritual practices informed by the Indigenous, multiethnic and sexual orientations that shape us. We are seeking a wide range of contributions, including personal and communal rituals, prayers, chants/songs, recipes, meditations, and other spiritual practices that sustain us and strengthen us in our efforts to decolonize our minds, bodies, emotions, and spirits as we heal ourselves and enact social justice. How to contribute to the project will be discussed.

Lara Medina, Professor
Dept. of Chicana and Chicano Studies
California State University, Northridge

Hosted by Maria Sanchez

Please note we have a limited amount of seats.You must RSVP to attend. Click here to view EVITE ticket link to RSVP