Carmen Giménez Smith

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La Raza Cósmica and Other Myths: Telling the Truth About Race Thru Latinx Poetic.

  • Oregon Convention Center (map)

The diversity of Latinx racial experience defies easy categorization. European colonization produced a hemisphere riddled with caste, vexed by color, and afflicted by an adoration of whiteness. Imperialism, diasporas, and borders only complicate; overlaying power structure over power structure, erasing and muddling convoluted. This panel will explore the poetics that might best communicate the nuanced reality of our raza cósmica, and to try to re-imagine the Americas through poetry.