Lola Von Miramar reads from Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987) as well as an excerpt from Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes‘s La Abolición del pato (2013).
The Border-crossing Celebration Gala @ Middlebury College.
Thursday 12/5, 6:15 PM — 9:00 PM @ Dana Auditorium
An evening dedicated to the celebration of borders and the various types of crossings, or occupations, occurring across these spaces. Our intent is to celebrate and honor those who make evident the very constructedness of boundaries built up around the concepts of gender, nationality, and/or language. The evening will start off with an art exhibit by a number of local Mexican migrant workers/artists. This will be followed up by the screening of 4 student short films focusing on the experiences of migrant workers in Addison County. The keynote speaker of the night, Lola Von Miramar, will then read a number of her wonderful short stories. And the evening will then close off with three short student plays which will also explore various concepts of border crossing. A little dancing and potluck is also in the works.