A Love Letter to Our Raíces #4LatinxTeatroMakers

Teatro Latino @RILA

A Nuestras Raíces // To Our Raíces is a series of virtual conversations where speakers from countries throughout Latin America & the Caribbean will share their knowledge, research, and experience.

A Nuestras Raíces is an initiative for and by people of color that uplifts indigenous and Afro-Latinx history in response to recent social unrest in our country.

Participants will learn about, explore, and break-open the construct identities often imposed on individuals who identify as Latin American and Latinx people. The line-up of speakers include activists, theater-makers, scholars, and artists.
Who can participate?
Anybody who is a practicing theater maker, identifies as Latin American or Latinx, and/or is interested in learning more about the complex Latin American/Afro-Indegenous/Latinx experience.

How much does it cost to participate in the Pláticas?
There is no cost to be involved. We ask only that you sign up to be on our mailing list so you can receive a Zoom link and invitations to upcoming virtual events.
For more information contact: Tatyana-Marie Carlo tatyanamarie@rilatinoarts.org
This series grew out of the context of local and national protests against the murder of George Floyd and the context of a racist global pandemic. We gathered for our first plática in the early summer to hear what folx felt they needed in this moment, and that conversation led us towards focusing on our ancestral histories that have often been silenced and distorted.

These weekly pláticas, held every Monday during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) and then once a month thereafter, are meant to open up dialogue among all people of color, with an emphasis on the Latinx experience.

Monday | September 21, 2020 • 5:00-6:30PM | Catarina Lorenzo Antonio

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Catarina Lorenzo, Director of Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance (AMOR)
Catarina's plática, entitled La Cosmovisión y La Resistencia del Pueblo Maya en Guatemala, will be held primarily in Spanish.

Catarina is a Maya-Q'anjob'al woman from Guatemala. Growing up in a small town in the mountains of Guatemala, she was the first person in her family and one of the first in her community to graduate from college. In Guatemala, Catarina worked in various organizations that defend human rights, women's rights, and indigenous rights.

Since moving to Rhode Island, she has worked as a community organizer, and in June 2017 she began working as the director of AMOR. Catarina also actively participates in the large transnational community of Guatemalan migrants from her region of origin, producing and hosting a weekly radio program called "Rights in Action" that is broadcast online and via FM in Guatemala.
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SEPT. 21 // La Cosmovisión y La Resistencia del Pueblo Maya en Guatemala
Catarina Lorenzo, Director
Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance (AMOR)
Providence, RI
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SEPT. 28 // Afro-Latino Identity in the Dominican Republic
Elvys Ruiz, Writer, Poet, Artistic Director
Instituto Superior de Artes Escénicas
Pawtucket, RI
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OCT. 5 // Colombia: Historias y Literaturas del Trópico
Felipe Martínez-Pinzón
Director Undergrad Studies, Dept. of Hispanic Studies, Brown University
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OCT. 12 // Nahuatl: Other Histories of México
Iris Montero Sobrevilla
Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, Brown University
The Teatro Latino @RILA Pláticas are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
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La Casa de Los Vejigantes | @Rhode Island Latino Arts

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La Casa de Los Vejigantes @RILA is a flexible Black Box space, and now the home of Teatro Latino del Pueblo | Rhode Island. It is located on the premises, behind La Galería del Pueblo, 209 Central St., Central Falls, RI 02863