This bi-national symposium will bring together scholars and activists from Mexico and U.S. from a variety of disciplines to critically evaluate current trends in the scholarship and practices of Mexican and Chicano social movements. A great deal has changed—economically, politically, culturally, and intellectually—in the decades since the watershed 1968 Mexican student movement, the historic Chicano mobilizations of the 1960s and 1970s, and the internationally celebrated EZLN uprising of 1994. New social movements of indigenous peoples, women, lesbian, gay, and transgender people have gained new ground in Mexico, while in the U.S., continued mobilization of the Dream movement, newly organized sectors of the Latin American indigenous diaspora, and new organizations challenging anti-immigrant and anti-ethnic studies campaigns have revitalized and renewed Latino politics in the U.S.
9:30-10:50 Labor Movements
Alejandro Alvarez, María de la Luz Arriaga, Michelle Tellez
11:00-12:20 Youth Movements
Mariana Favela Calvillo, Imelda Placencia, Maurice Rafael Magaña
1:30-2:50 Indigenous Movements
Gaspar Rivera, Aída Hernández Castillo, Maylei Blackwell
3:00-4:20 Feminist/Queer Movements
Gisela Espinosa, Olga Talamante, Juan Ochoa
4:20-5:00: Concluding Reflections/Discussion
Reception: 5 - 6 p.m.
Book presentation: 6 - 7 p.m. - "Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlán" (Duke UP, 2012) by Edward McCaughan, with panel discussion
This event is FREE.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies, Latin American Institute, Center for Mexican Studies, Dean of Social Sciences, SFSU Dept. of Sociology and Sexuality Studies, SFSU College of Health and Sciences, and the CSRC.