We are very pleased to announce that this year there will be 2 workshops: extended and intensive. Folks can apply for one or both workshops. Information for each is provided below.
Extended Workshop [February 10th – March 10th]
Through this workshop, we are interested in challenging what counts as knowledge, and who counts as those who hold and produce knowledge. We are also interested in challenging the idea that knowledge is individual, or can be done alone. To do this, we hope you will join us in reading Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s first book, Borderlands / La Frontera (1987). Anzaldúa is a Chicana artist, poet, theorist and teacher, and she writes from her own experiences growing up on the U.S. Southern border with Mexico. Borderlands / La Frontera, is part autobiography, talks about issues that continue to concern Chicanx folks today, and weaves together different dialects of Spanish and English.
This workshop will take place every Thursday from 6PM – 7:30PM EST (1.5 hours), starting on Thursday, February 10th and ending Thursday, March 10th on Zoom. We invite folks who are already familiar with Anzaldúa’s work, and those who are just starting out thinking about her ideas. Anyone can apply to the workshop. In order to apply, please complete this Google poll, where we’ll ask for the following: (i) statement of interest (about 200 words); (ii) name, pronouns; (iii) accessibility requests. Feel free to reach out to Ash Williams with questions or concerns: email@example.com.
Please submit your application by January 20th, 2022.
Intensive Workshop [May 19th – 24th]
The focus of the 2022 Feminist Decolonial Politics Workshop will be the writings of Gloria E. Anzaldúa (1942-2004). Anzaldúa was a poet, activist, educator, and scholar of Chicana feminist theory and queer of color critique. She authored a number of texts, including Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987), and was the co-editor of This Bridge Called my Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), a foundational text by and for women of color on numerous topics, including race, gender, sexuality, class, and Indigeneity.
The workshop will take place on May 19th-20th and May 23-24th 2022, from approximately 9:30AM – 4PM EST each day. Participants are expected to participate in all sessions of the workshop, which will take place via Zoom.
The workshop will culminate in an hour-long discussion with Dr. Mariana Ortega.
Applications are due February 20th, 2022. See Apply Now for more information. Feel free to reach out to Elisabeth Paquette at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.