The Faculty Convivium is a lecture series featuring SUNY Oneonta faculty who present their research and creative activity projects, accessible to the non-specialist, in a collegial atmosphere .
Note: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer the traditional Convivium luncheon for the fall 2020 series due to the COVID pandemic. But, please support your colleagues by attending the lecture and participating in the Q&A.
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Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Maria Chaves Daza
Africana and Latinx Studies
"Coalitions Don't Always Happen On The Street: One Undocumented Woman's Story and the Black Community During Katrina"
Drawing from Mary Louise Pratt's theorization of the "contact zone," and Gloria Anzaldúa's concept of the "borderland" I propose the concept of the "horizontal contact zone" as an analytical framework to identify modes of solidarity among communities of color. I develop this concept to explore how immigrant Latina/o/x and Black communities weathered the hurricane Katrina via everyday coalitional practices. My aim is to expand the narrative of Katrina to include undocumented Latina immigrants and understand how inter-ethnic coalition is necessary for communities of color survival and storytelling.
This lecture will be live streamed on this webpage on Wednesday, September 23, noon-1 pm, followed by a Q&A session.
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Thursday, 15 October 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
"Confronting Historical Injustices in the US: What Can We Learn From the Rest of the World?"
Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm