Latina/o/x Cultural Citizenships & Popular Belonging

This event has been canceled.

March 27, 2020; Iowa City Public Library

After having addressed issues surrounding formal citizenship and national belonging in the previous semester, this one-day symposium — part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” — will bring subject area experts to discuss modalities of popular belonging (television, sports, music, literature, and more) in Latina/o/x contexts in the U.S.

9:00-9:30 Coffee and pastries
9:30-9:45 Welcoming remarks
9:45-11:00 Ed Morales
  “From Salsa and Bilingual Poetry to AOC: The Culture and Politics of Latinx Recognition”
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Adrian Burgos, Jr.
  “Stealing Signs/Stealing Lives: Baseball, Latinos, and Scandal”
12:30-1:45 Lunch on your own
1:45-3:00 Frederick Luis Aldama
  “Real & Reel Latinx Lives Matter!”
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Roundtable Discussion with Aldama, Burgos, and Morales

The leadership team of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar, “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging,” as part of the University of Iowa, joins efforts to “proactively protect the health and safety of its community” that finds itself in Iowa City as well as visiting. In light of COVID-19 developments, our March 27th symposium is canceled. We are currently working on rescheduling the free screening of the film “Ruben Blades Is Not My Name” as well as our closing conference originally scheduled for April 30th-May 2nd. We appreciate your support and encourage you to continue following us online. We’ll be in touch soon. ¡Pa’lante!



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