Mundo Zurdo: Anzalduan Thought, Art & Performance Nov 4-6

El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference
on Anzaldúan Thought, Art and Performance
November 4-6, 2010

The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (SSGA) and the Women Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio  are proud to announce their second international conference on the life and work of Chicana Feminist Gloria E. Anzaldúa.  El Mundo Zurdo seeks to provide a place for scholars, students, and community to come together with the intention of engaging in the continued study of Anzaldúa’s intellectual and spiritual work.

UT San Antonio in collaboration with Trinity University, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, and Café Citlali have united their efforts to offer a series of events from November 4-6, 2010.

The conference will begin on Thursday evening (November 4) with a welcome reception at the Esperanza Center (922 San Pedro Ave.) and the viewing of the film “Altares” on the life of Anzaldúa.  The main conference panels, workshops, performance, and roundtables will be held at UTSA Downtown Campus on Friday, November 5 (8:00-6:30 p.m.) and on Saturday, November 6 (8:30 – 2:30 p.m.).  In addition, there will be Noche de Cultura/Cultural Night held at Café Citlali (1913 S. Flores inside Gallista Gallery) on Friday 7:00-9:00 p.m.

There will also be a book release and sale of El Mundo Zurdo: Selected Works from the Meetings of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa 2007 & 2009 edited by Norma E. Cantú, Christina L. Gutiérrez, Norma Alarcón, and Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz (Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA).

For more information on the conference program and registration visit or you may also contact Carolyn Motley at UTSA’s Women Studies Institute (210) 458-6277 or write to

“Cada cabeza es un  mundo”
Prof. Norma E. Cantú
Department of English
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 78249
(210)458-5134 (office)

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