Symposium: "Otro Corazón 2: Queering Chicanidad in the Arts — A Valentine for Tomás Ybarra-Frausto"

Event Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2017 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
UCLA Royce Hall 314

The UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Program and the Art History and Chicana/Chicano Studies Departments are proud to present Otro Corazón 2: Queering Chicanidad in the Arts — A Valentine for Tomás Ybarra-Frausto. 

Co-organized by LGBTQ Studies Program Chair and Chicana/o Studies, English, and Gender Studies Professor Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Chicana/o Studies/Art History Professor and CSRC Associate Director Charlene Villaseñor-Black, the symposium will simultaneously explore the intersection of love, art, and identity politics in the work of queer Chicanx artists, writers, performers, and art historians, and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto in the development of the field of Chicano/Chicana Art History.

The symposium is also the first in a series of year-long events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the LGBTQ Studies Program at UCLA, which opened its doors as an undergraduate minor in Fall 1997, under the leadership of Professor Emeritus, Jim Schultz.

There is no registration fee. However, all attendees, presenters, and moderators MUST register online as there is limited seating in the symposium venue. Meals and refreshments will be provided free of charge to registered guests and participants only.

Please register here


8:30 am: Registration

9:00 am: Opening Remarks (Co-organizers & Dean Schaberg)

9:30-11:00 am: Round Table 1 El Movimiento de Chicano Art

Moderator: Charlene Villaseñor Black

  1. Holly Barnet-Sanchez
  2. Amalia Mesa Bains
  3. Tere Romo
  4. Judy Baca

11:15 am-12:45 pm: Round Table 2 Rasquache Aesthetics

Moderator: TBA

  1. Laura Pérez
  2. Jennifer A. Gonzalez
  3. David Zamora Casas
  4. Tey Marianna Nunn

1:00-2:30 pm: Lunch & Performance (Luis Alfaro & Monica Palacios)

Introduction: Tiffany Ana Lopez

2:45-4:15 pm: Round Table 3 Queer Pos’modernidad

Moderator: Alicia Gaspar de Alba

  1. Alex Donis
  2. Alma Lopez
  3. Robb Hernandez
  4. Alicia Arrizón

4:30-6:00 pm: Keynote (Tomás Ybarra Frausto)

Introduction: Antonia Castañeda

Moderator: Chon Noriega

Respondents: Alicia Gaspar de Alba & Charlene Villaseñor Black

6:00-7:00 pm: Closing Performance (Adelina Anthony & Dan Guerrero)

Introduction: Rita Urquijo-Ruiz

7:00 pm: Reception (Music provided by Steven Loza)

The CSRC is a proud cosponsor of this event.