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Borders & Borderlands: An American Studies Read-In & Open Mic Event

November 15, 2017 -
5:15pm to 7:15pm
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460), 4th Floor

Free and open to the public

American Studies invites students from across the university to share experiences, share perspectives, share insights at

Borders & Borderlands

An American Studies Read-in and Open Mic Event

Part of the American Studies Program’s year-long event series, Borderlands Now, inspired by the 30th anniversary of Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza.

Read a favorite passage from Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Read an essay about your response to Anzaldúa’s work. Tell a story about how questions of borders and borderlands resonate in your life. Recite a poem (of your own or by another) or read a short reflection or mini-essay o that speaks to the borders you confront or the borderlands you inhabit and borderland identities most meaningful to you. In what ways do questions of borders and borderlands resonate—or take on new meaning and urgency—for you, in this moment? What borders do you confront, what borderland spaces and identities do you inhabit and claim now?

In the interest of inclusiveness, please keep pieces or excerpts to 4 minutes or under.If you would like to be on the program, email Rachel Meisels -

Food will be served!

Date: November 15, 5:15 p.m. Place: The Terrace Room, Building 460 (Margaret Jacks Hall), 4th floor.

Come be a part of this celebration of individuality, diversity, and community!

Event Sponsor: 
American Studies Program, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
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