Friday, December 15, 2017

Gabby Rivera, Juniperangelica Cordova, & Bamby Salcedo to speak at 2nd ¡Presente! Conference

The 2nd ¡Presente! Conference on February 9-10, 2018 at UC Riverside will feature Gabby Rivera, Juniperangelica Cordova, Bamby Salcedo, and 14 workshops and programs. While applications are still being accepted for the Wait List to attend Saturday's events, Friday's opening featuring Gabby Rivera will be free and open to all.

Gabby Rivera is an outgoing, outspoken creator invested in fostering better dialogue, inspiring radical creativity, and improving our most vulnerable communities. The author of Juliet Takes a Breath, she’s also the writer of the new Marvel series America—featuring the first queer, Latinx teen-girl superhero, ever—that’s catching headlines from The New York Times, CNN, Vogue, and beyond. She will speak on "Inspiring Radical Creativity." Her talk is free and open to all on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7pm in HUB 302. ASL interpretation provided.

Juniperangelica Cordova is a young, brown, queer, trans femme from Azusa, Ca. As the child of an immigrant father and chingona mother, Juniperangelica’s perspective and passion stems from the roots of her people and the goals of liberation. Juniperangelica's work and wisdom is informed by her experiences navigating the world as a homeless teenager for 6 years, while understanding school to be her sanctuary. As a transfer student from Citrus College, Juniperangelica is studying the intersections of social resistance and state repression at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also serves as a member of the ASUC Senate. Juniperangelica’s work for social justice is fueled by the next generation and her love for her niblings Adrian & Jackie. “They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.” -Mexican Proverb

Baby Salcedo is the President and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition, a national organization that focuses on addressing the issues of transgender Latinxs in the US. Bamby has served and participated in many local, national and international organizations and planning groups. This work mediates intersections of race, gender, sexuality, age, social class, HIV+ status, immigration status and more. She is returning to the ¡Presente! Conference, a Madrina to young folx in her community.

The 2nd ¡Presente! Conference is organized by La Familia de UCR, Chicano Student Programs, and the LGBT Resource Center, and is co-sponsored by the Associated Students Program Board* and The California Endowment. The 2nd ¡Presente! Conference is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

*ASPB co-sponsorship does not constitute an endorsement of the views and opinions expressed.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2nd ¡Presente! Conference Set For February 9-10, 2018 at UC Riverside

La Familia de UCRChicano Student Programs, and the LGBT Resource Center of UC Riverside invite you to join Un Espacio For Our QT Community at the 2nd ¡Presente! Conference on February 9-10, 2018.

The ¡Present! Conference is a queer college conference for Latinx/Chicanx/Indigenous/PoC, with a focus on people who self-identify with the Latin/South/Central American diaspora or Brown or Indigenous. People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to apply to attend Saturday's events. Friday's opening is free and open to all.

The Call for Workshops/Presentations is now open, with online submissions due by November 15, 2017. The online Application/Registration will open October 15, 2017 for those wishing to attend Saturday's events.

In 2017, UCR hosted the inaugural ¡Presente! Conference, with 33 campuses represented. Cultural backgrounds included Afro-Indigenous, Brazilian, Brown, Central American, Chicana, Chicano, Chicanx, Chilean, Columbian, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Hispanic, Honduran, Indigenous, Latina, Latino, Latinx, Mayan, Mestiza, Mescalero Apache, Mexica-Chihimeca, Mexican American, Mexicana, Mixed, Mixtec, Multi-Ethnic, Native, Nicaraguan, Oaxaquena, Panamanian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Purhepecha descendant, Raza, Salvadoran, Salvadoreña, Tejanx, Tejano, Xinanx, and many other identities.

The California Endowment, the UCR Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and the Highlander Empowerment Referendum help make the 2nd ¡Presente! Conference possible.


¡Presente! Conference 2019 @ UC Riverside