Grieving as an Act of Resistance with Dr. Cristina Rivera Garza

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:00pm

As part of Sarah Lawrence's campus-wide Justice series, join recent MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Cristina Rivera Garza, in conversation with faculty members Una Chung (Global Studies, Media Studies, Women's History), Heather Cleary (Spanish), and Kate Zambreno (Writing) to discuss her recent collection, "Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country," which explores Mexico's epidemic of disappearances and femicide. Working from and against this political context, Rivera Garza posits that collective grief is an act of dissent against state violence, and that writing is a powerful mode of seeking social justice and embodying resilience and care. Also a celebrated speculative fiction writer, Dr. Rivera Garza heads the creative writing program at the University of Houston. 

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