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  • Wed

    No Otro Lado: Panel discussion on the U.S./Mexico border

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PMWooden Shoe Books and Records 704 South St

    Featuring Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Jazmin Delgado, and more TBA

    Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela is a writer, editor, community college professor, abolitionist, founder of Thread Make Blanket press, and sometimes DJ. Her poetry and prose have been supported by the work of many rad people and projects including: VONA, Lambda Literary, Hedgebrook, The Baffler, American Poetry Review, make/shift, As Us, Acentos Review, HOLD, Solstice, Bedfellows, APIARY, Aster(ix),Philadelphia Printworks, and Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements (Soberscove 2016). Her new album No Otro Lado posits that the United States and Mexico are essentially one country with a border that is used to justify a caste system.

    Jazmín Delgado is an educator, language interpreter, and community organizer based in Philadelphia. They are also a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania and are currently completing a dissertation project that examines the mid-nineteenth-century production of racialized discourses about and through Central America in the aftermath of the US-Mexico War and in the midst of mounting abolitionist struggles to end slavery in the US. They are currently teaching at Swarthmore College.

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