Symposium and Staged Readings: The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea

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May 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 pm

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

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Cherríe Moraga’s play, The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea (1995), depicts a dystopic future in a fractured América, aggravated by an entrenched patriarchy. It also explores the tenets of the movement that founded what are now thriving Chicana[x]/Latina[x] programs throughout the Southwest, including the UCSB Chicano Studies program, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. This symposium will present a timely (re)consideration of a movement in progress, alongside two staged readings of the play.

Friday, May 31, 7:30 PM | Multicultural Center Theater, UCSB

Staged reading of The Hungry Woman by a professional Los Angeles cast and UCSB community members, followed by a discussion with the playwright.

Saturday, June 1, 1:00 PM | McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

1:00 P.M.
Opening and Welcome

1:15 P.M.
“The Making of The Hungry Woman” – Playwright, Cherríe Moraga (Department of English) presents on the major themes of the play, from Euripedes to La Llorona to “Queer Aztlán.”

1:30 P.M.
Roundtable I: “Re-Viewing Aztlán”
Dylan Miner (Michigan State University); Roberto Hernández (CSU San Diego); Michaela Diaz-Sanchez (UCSB)

3:00 P.M.
UCSB Chicanx Studies Student Artists Respond to The Hungry Woman
After a short coffee break, students of Maestra Celia Herrera Rodríguez will
present their own 21st century visual design concepts; and, Professor Micaela Díaz Sanchez’ students will offer performative interpretations of the work.

4:00 P.M.
Roundtable II: “Motherhood: A Xicana Indígena Perspective and Practice”
Nancy Morales (UCSB); Yvette Martínez Vu (UCSB);
Jennie Luna (CSU Channel Islands); and Inés Talamantez (UCSB)

5:30 P.M.
Closing Conversation

6:00 P.M.
Dinner
Provided by Las Maestras Center. Please RSVP at lasmaestrasucsb@gmail.com by Monday May 27th, 2019 (Space is limited)

7:30 P.M. | Location: Multicultural Center Theater, UCSB
Staged reading of The Hungry Woman by a professional Los Angeles cast and UCSB community members, followed by a discussion with the playwright.

Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; Division of HFA – Office of Dean Majewski; UCSB Multicultural Center; Las Maestras Center for Xicana Indigenous Thought, Art and Social Practice; Chicana and Chicano Studies; Maestra Moraga Research Funds; Luis Leal Endowed Chair Fund

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May 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
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