Advancing Social Justice Through Performative Activism

In celebration of Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month, Christina Marín, a faculty member in the Performing Arts’ Theatre Education program, will take part in two events organized by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and GLBTQ Resources on campus. Both events draw from her work and research on femicide in Ciudad Juárez in Chihuahua, Mexico using a technique known as performative activism.

She has a clear passion for the social justice issues involved in the cases from Ciudad Juárez. Hear Christina talk about her work and these events in the video below.

Learn more about Christina’s September 27 lecture, “Echoes of Injustice: Performative Activism and the Femicide Plaguing Ciudad Juárez.” and the reading of the Humberto Robles play, “Women of Sand: Testimonials of Women in Ciudad Juárez,” on September 29. Both events are sponsored by the student group Amigos.

Marín directed a reading of “Women of Sand” as part of Women’s HERstory Month at Emerson last March. More information on that event, along with links to a “Women of Sand” blog, news articles, and more can be found here.

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