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2/4/00

Diane Manuel, News Service (650) 725-1945;
e-mail: dmanuel@leland.stanford.edu

Lesbian-feminist writer Gloria Anzaldua to speak on Feb. 17

Chicana tejana lesbian-feminist poet and fiction writer Gloria Anzaldua will read from her work and discuss it with Paula Moya, assistant professor of English, and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, professor of Spanish and Portuguese, at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 in Building 200, Room 02.

Anzaldua also will work with students during her campus visit as part of a for-credit "minicourse," Conocimiento in Dialogue, taught by Moya and offered through the Feminist Studies Program.

Anzaldua is a poet and theorist of la frontera, the borderlands. Her work explores mestiza consciousness forged of a blending of cultures and languages and the gift and curse of being simultaneously a member of multiple communities and a perpetual outsider.

Conocimiento in Dialogue is the first major collaboration between Stanford's Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community Center (LGBCC), the Program in Feminist Studies, El Centro Chicano, the Chicano/a Studies Program and the queer latino/a student organization Familia de Stanford.

For more information, contact Ben Davidson director of the LGBCC at (650) 723-5851, or by email: bendavidson@stanford.edu.

 

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