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CantoMundo, a national organization, presents “Right here in our bodies: Latinx Poetry & Disability Justice,” a virtual reading and conversation with Sheryl Luna, Jasminne Mendez, ire'ne lara silva, and Urayoán Noel. This event is co-hosted by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University and is free to attend with registration. This evening of readings and conversation showcases four CantoMundo poets whose work takes part in the literary tradition of and forges new pathways within Latinx disability justice. How have Latinx writers illuminated the ways that the future and the past—the traumas, technologies, and transformative knowledge—live on in our bodies? What new forms of language are Latinx poets creating that shape and decolonize prevailing concepts of disability, justice, and embodiment itself?
This event is one of many events taking place during March 2022 in conjunction with the Poetry Coalition, under the collective heading “The Future Lives in our Bodies: Poetry & Disability Justice,” with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for support of Poetry Coalition programming.