MAS Alvarez Seminar: In Between Worlds: Poetry of Reclamation

In a world that often confines identity to "either/or," how does poetry make room for the multiple languages of our experiences? How do we take moments of powerlessness and turn them into moments that are powerful? This talk, titled "In Between Worlds: Poetry of Reclamation," will explore how poetry-both written and performed-invites us into celebrating the fullness of our identities and creating new worlds.

Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet, writer, performer, and educator whose work explores the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. She is the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, 2014 CantoMundo Fellow, and 2013 Hispanic Choice Award Winner. Her work has been featured on ESPN, in the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, and is forthcoming in Nepantla: An Anthology of Queer Poets of Color. Her poems have also garnered over 7.5 million views online. She has performed and taught at over 200 colleges and universities; hundreds of high schools, non-profits, and cultural arts spaces; and at The White House in 2016. She has a Master’s in Education and works with The Philly Youth Poetry Movement.

Each spring semester, Trinity's MAS (Mexico, the Americas, and Spain) program organizes the Alvarez Seminar, a series of lectures, readings, performances, films or workshops that provide a profound examination of a critical theme in the MAS world. It is interdisciplinary by nature and the coordination of the seminar rotates among MAS faculty from various departments. Alvarez Seminar events are incorporated into the courses of MAS faculty to maximize the engagement that students will have with the chosen theme.

Presentations will begin at 6 p.m., with light refreshments beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm

William Knox Holt Center Dining Room
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212

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Students, Faculty and Staff, Open to the Public, Alumni




Alvarez Seminar

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