Date(s) - 01/29/2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join a virtual conversation with the founders of Amigas Latinas Mona Noriega and Evette Cardona, and former Amigas Latinas board member Lourdes Torres for a conversation about the Amigas Latinas archival collection and how artists and scholars continue to use this dynamic collection today. The discussion will be facilitated by artists Amanda Cervantes and Jose Luis Benavides.
Founded in 1995, Amigas Latinas was a volunteer-run organization that specifically served the LBTQ Latina community through monthly discussion groups, support groups, workshops, educational training, public programs, and events. The group advocated to ensure that legislators, funders, and other not-for-profit organizations consider the intersection of issues faced by LBTQ Latinas, who often struggle within Latina and Latino communities and within larger LGBTQ organizations.
Queer Latinx artists Amanda Cervantes and Jose Luis Benavides have collaborated using the Amigas Latinas collection in their current work, most recently a symposium for the Global Center for Advanced Studies: Latinoamérica in Chile and are also part of a virtual exhibit online (Follow the Dust).
Registration is required for this virtual event. Link to Registration
For additional information go to Amigas Latinas Discussion post.