Artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez
ART, DIVERSITY, EXPERIENCES OF COMMUNITY EXAMINED AND CELEBRATED
The 23rd annual Latino/a/x Issues Conference promises to be both a celebration and study of the arts and diversity within the Latino community, with special emphasis on the work of student researchers at the joint eStrella (Student Research on Latino/a/x and Latin American Studies) Conference. Joint conference events will run from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday (March 21) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
The bilingual conference will look at Latino/a/x cultures, politics, accomplishments and art. BGSU students, faculty, staff and guest participants will take part in panel discussions focused on such topics as the intersections of art and activism in northwest Ohio, survival stories of immigrants and migrants, U.S. Latino/a/x’s in higher education, and Mexican and Latino/a/x photography, art and spirituality, along with a poetry workshop.
Artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez will give the keynote address during the conference luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom. Registration for the luncheon is closed, but those wishing to come for her free talk at 12:30 p.m. are welcome.