Resistencia — Writers Across Borders Literary Symposium hosted by Lobo Slam and UNM Chicana and Chicano Studies.
This is an INAUGURAL FOUR-DAY literary, community-centered symposium that will be hosted at various venues at UNM Main Campus and local non-profit spaces. ABQ Writers/Educators and out-of-state poets will facilitate workshops, panels, events and «platicas» that focus on civic engagement, and poetry/creative writing as a tool for social justice and the empowerment of our «gente» and allies. This is a multi-generation, intersectional ALL INCLUSIVE event. WE ARE THE CORE.
FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TO BE POSTED SOON. SAVE THE DATES!
Featuring Slam Nuba of Denver, Colorado and many more!
Resistencia: Writers Across Borders Symposium presented by UNM Chicanx Studies Department and UNM Lobo Slam brings together multigenerational artists, poets and community members to highlight the beauty and diversity in Chicanx culture. By investing in bringing in a variety of artists and scholars, the Resistencia: Writers Across Borders Symposium promotes visibility to Chicanx and POC intersectional issues and their various experiences by giving voice to the ways in which identity is vital to the continuous creation of culture. This recognition and celebration of culture through the lens of poetry and creative writing, works to build and strengthen Chicanx Studies and the broader community. It is our mission to strive to be all inclusive of differently-abled individuals, mindful of fluid gender identities, assist our youth writers in creating platforms for self-determination and work to create and sustain safe spaces for all.
Resistencia: Writers Across Borders Symposium presented by UNM Chicanx Studies Department and UNM Lobo Slam will continue to bring artists and scholars from around the Southwest to perform and teach workshops over the course of the symposium in order to bring light to the various experiences and identities within Chicanx culture. The artists and events throughout the symposium will bring together students and community members of various backgrounds who will understand the beauty and importance of Chicanx studies and culture through art and spoken word.
Community Partners include El Chante: Casa de Cultura LLC, SouthWest Organizing Project, Warehouse Five O'eight and Satellite Coffee — UNM Campus Swimming with Elephants Publications Winning Coffee Burque's Louder than a Bomba
Original Art by Adelina M. Cruz