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Resistencia: Remaining Resilient in Times of Adversity

October 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The National Museum of Mexican Art is proud to present Resistencia, a presentation modeled after TED Talks and MEX Talks, where different speakers are invited to talk from a unique lens that reflects the Mexican/Latinx LGBTQ experience. The focus of this conversation will be on Resilience.

The Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting, The Gwen Araujo Murder, and The Stonewall Riots. What do these events have in common? All have impacted the LGBTQ, Latinx LGBTQ communities and all should matter.

How does our community remain resilient and united in the aftermath of a tragedy? And how do we prevent the Pulse Nightclub shootings from being rewritten and whitewashed and ensure that the Latinx names are not lost in the media the way they’re sometimes lost in the history of The Stonewall Riots?

Our guest speakers, representing different forms of expression and walks of life, will talk about how they remain resilient when facing challenges and offer their two cents to this very complex topic.

Erik Elias Glenn
Isaac Gomez
Karari Olvera Orozco
Norma Seledom
Moderated by: Jorge Valdivia

Resistenia: Remaining Resilient in Times of Adversity, A 2016 Sor Juana Festival Event


October 29, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Jorge Valdivia


National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W 19th St
Chicago, IL 60608 United States

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