Breaking Down Barriers: The Importance of Latinx Representation
Join Education Coordinator, Stepha Sandoval, for a lively discussion with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez, founder of Latina Rebels. The talk will focus on the importance of Latinx representation and accessibility of knowledge for Latinx people, followed by a Q + A with Prisca.
About The Speaker:
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez was born in Managua, Nicaragua but calls Nashville, TN home. The bulk of her work is around making accessible, through story-telling and curating content, the theories and heavy material that is oftentimes only taught in the racist/classist institutions known as academia. She is a full-time writer and currently working on a children’s book because as a brown girl who never saw herself represented in this project, she seeks to provide more representation for young black and brown girls. She started the platform Latina Rebels in 2013, and it currently boasts over 200k organic followers online. She has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, Mitú, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Guerrilla Feminism, Latina Mag, Cosmopolitan, Everyday Feminism, and was invited to the White House in the fall of 2016. She is unapologetic, angry, and uncompromising about protecting and upholding the stories of brown folks. Que viva la gente!
About Latina Rebels:
Empowering fully present Latinidad, one Latina at a time, by disrupting the binary expectations that are placed on Latinas bodies and minds.
About Mexic-Arte Museum:
Mexic-Arte Museum is a nonprofit organization located in the heart of downtown Austin, dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the collection, preservation and presentation of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture to promote dialogue and develop understanding for visitors of all ages. Through the exhibition of traditional and contemporary artwork, the Museum offers visitors an opportunity to engage with and learn about the history and artistic production of these multi-faceted cultures.
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Free with Museum admission
FREE for Members