“La revolución nos mal-cogio”: Politics of Identity and the Left in Central America Today

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Annenberg School of Communication, Room 500, 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa

Join us on Friday, February 21, 2020 for a part-performance, part-discussion event, featuring Nicaraguan artists Gabriel Miranda and Elyla Sinverguenza (Artist Protection Fund Fellow in residence at Bucknell University). Their projects intervene in the afterlives of revolutionary Marxism through cochona, transfeminist resistance. With their artistic practices as a starting point, this event will consider the overlaps and tensions between discourses of U.S identity politics and the historical legacies of the Central American Left. We will both contextualize and move beyond the current emphasis on reading Central America through the paradigm of migration in order to think about how the aesthetics and politics of the region problematize mainstream understandings of identity, precarity, and revolution.  The event will be in Spanish and English. A reception will follow. Childcare will be provided upon request, please contact bvero@sas.upenn.edu in advance.