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We Are The Voices presents: “Imaginame: Workings of a Queer Tongue”

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5000 MacArthur Blvd.

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Juliana Delgado Lopera in conversation with Marcia Ochoa discussing the craft of queer language.

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Juliana Delgado Lopera will be reading from their debut novel Fiebre Tropical as well as discussing the their routes to and the workings of queer language with Professor Marcia Ochoa (and Jaime Cortez).

Juliana Delgado Lopera

Delgado is a Colombian writer, historian, speaker and storyteller; author of Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017) and ¡Cuéntamelo! (Aunt Lute 2017) an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award, An excerpt from their debut novel Fiebre Tropical, won the 2014 Jackson Literary Award, and will be out Spring 2020 from The Feminist Press. Their featured Ted Talk, The Poetry of Everyday, advances the proposition that all English is not created equal. By way of public school and drag clubs, they came to understand that how we approach language can confine us or free us.

Marcia Ochoa

Ochoa is an Associate Professor of Feminist Studies and Provost of Oakes College at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A founding advisory board co-chair of El/La Para Translatinas, a transgender Latina social justice organization in San Francisco’s Mission District, Ochoa is the author of Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela (Duke 2014) and co-editor of GLQ: a Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Their current project, Ungrateful Citizenship, documents the work of El/La Para Translatinas and the terms on which transgender women from Latin America living in the US and Europe participate in, belong to, and are recognized by society.

Ochoa es Profesore Asociade de Estudios Feministas y Provost del colegio Oakes en la Universidad de California en Santa Cruz. Co-fundadora de El/La Para Translatinas, un programa de justicia social de mujeres trans de origen latina en el distrito de la Misión de San Francisco, California, Ochoa es autor de Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela (Duke 2014) y co-editora de GLQ: a Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Su actual proyecto Ciudadanía Ingrata documenta el trabajo de EL/La Para Translatinas y los bases fundamentales sobre los cuales las mujeres trans latinoamericanas que viven en EEUU e Europa participan en, pertenecen a, y son reconocidas por, la sociedad.

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