Friday, February 2, 2018

Join Gabby Rivera & Poesía Peligrosa at ¡Presente! Opening on Friday, February 9 at UCR

Everyone is welcome to attend the FREE ¡Presente! Conference opening in the Highlander U nion Building / HUB 302 on Friday, February 9. This event features both Gabby Rivera, a writer for America Chavez (Marvel's queer latinx superhero), and UCR's Poesía Peligrosa.

Join us at 6pm for visual art displays and community. Gabby Rivera will speak at 7pm on "Inspiring Radical Creativity," as well as do a book signing. Afterwards, the stage is available for Open Mic.

ASL interpretation will be provided for Gabby Rivera's talk.

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 Chavez—featuring the first queer, Latinx teen-girl superhero.

Poesía Peligrosa is a quarterly event celebrating arte en nuestra comunidad (art in our community). Poesía Peligrosa is sponsored by Teatro Quinto Sol, M.E.Ch.A. de UCR and Chicano Student Programs.

The 2nd !Presente! Conference is sponsored by La Familia de UCR, Chicano Student Programs, and the LGBT Resource Center. Gabby Rivera's appearance is co-sponsored by the Associated Students Program Board*. This event is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

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


¡Presente! Conference 2019 @ UC Riverside