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Girl in a Coma: Artists' Talk and Film Screening

Date: 09/30/2013

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: 211 Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free

Description:

Join the women who make up rock band Girl in a Coma for a screening of a documentary film produced by Rockefeller Intercultural Media Fellow Jim Mendiola of which they are the subjects, a follow up Q&A with students, and a short, acoustic performance by lead singer and guitarist Nina Diaz. The proposed event represents an exciting opportunity for students to come into dialog with these Chicana artists about their roles as women of color in a field dominated by white men and their particular, embodied ways of constructing queer identity and Chicana/Tejana feminisms.

The women of Girl in a Coma have been the subjects of academic inquiry by scholars interested in feminist cultures and Chican@ cultural production. They have been invited speakers at universities across the country and abroad. For more about them, visit http://girlinacoma.com/.

Sponsored by Department of Chicano Studies, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Department of American Studies, the Women's Center, and La Raza Student Cultural Center.

Contact:

  • Name: Alexandra Covarrubias
  • E-mail: mend0121@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Chicano Studies, American Studies, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Womens Center, La Raza Student Cultural Center

More information: http://diversity.umn.edu/women

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Alexandra Covarrubias, mend0121@umn.edu.

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