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The Women's Studies Program Second Spring Lecture Series Presentation
Start Date: 3/4/2020Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 3/4/2020End Time: 2:00 PM
Event Description:
The Women's Studies Program Second Spring Lecture Series presents "Somos Guerreras: Queer Feminisms in Latin American Hip Hop" by Melissa Castillo Planas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of English. 

According to Guatemalan MC Rebeca Lane, "Feminism for me and for us and many women in Latin America it's not about a book, it's not about theory, it's not about academics.  It's about how you feel and how you want to live your life without machismo."  For Rebeca Lane, that life is one that identifies as a lesbian, a feminist, and a "trans-anarchist rapper."  As a hip-hop artist that means addressing what she sees as targeted attacks on vulnerable populations in Latin American" women, indigenous and queer.  Through a message that is infused with feminism, social justice, as well as national, international and personal histories Lane fights for greater visibility for queer women in hip hop through her collective Somos Guerreras, a tour, documentary project and workshops to facilitate further female networks among a new and younger generation of women.  This paper will trace the emergence of queer hip hop feminisms throughout Latin America.  Doubly marginalized both by cultures and music genre that celebrate heteronormativity, machismo and overtly sexualized female representations.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Carman Hall, Room 221
Location Information:
Carman Hall - Room 221
Contact Information:
Name: Professor Anne Rice
Phone: 718-960-1160
Email: womens.studies@lehman.cuny.edu
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  • Lectures

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