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Celebrating the Life

October 14, 2009 - 7:50am

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), in partnership with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Gender and Sexuality Center, and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, will host a screening and discussion of the film, "ALTAR. Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges." A documentary film directed by Paola Zaccaria and Daniele Basilio (2009).  Professor Paola Zaccaria from the University of Bari (Italy) will be attending the event.

The screening will take place on Tuesday, October 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Texas Union Theatre.

ALTAR is a visual portrait of Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004), the Chicana poet and thinker who sang life in Mexican-American borderlands and created powerful images on cultural mestizaje and on nepantla state. The loving ofrenda to her legacy takes shape in the texture of women’s border art(ivism) and in the cultural and political centers committed to creating bridges across differences.

Sponsored by: the Center for Mexican American Studies; the Center for Women's and Gender Studies; the Gender and Sexuality Center; and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries.

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