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Epilogue Books: Transmovimientos Event | Chapel Hill
October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – $30
Join Epilogue Books for an “in-person virtual event” with the co-authors and contributors of Transmovimientos: Latinx Queer Migrations, Bodies, and Spaces. Co-authors Ellie D. Hernández, Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr., and Magda García will be in virtual conversation with each other and some of the contributors to their book, but you can come watch their live virtual conversation in person at the store on a project we’ll have set up.
Ticket options include either a free ticket OR a ticket that includes a purchase of the book.
Within a trans-embodied framework, this anthology identifies transmovimientos as the creative force or social mechanism through which queer, trans, and gender nonconforming Latinx communities navigate their location and calibrate their consciousness. This anthology unveils a critical perspective with the emphasis on queer, trans, and gender nonconforming communities of immigrants and social dissidents who reflect on and write about diaspora and migratory movements while navigating geographical and embodied spaces across gendered and racialized contexts, all crucial elements of the trans-movements taking place in the United States.
This collection forms a nuanced conversation between scholarship and social activism that speaks in concrete ways about diasporic and migratory LGBTQ communities who suffer from immoral immigration policies and political discourses that produce untenable living situations. The focal point of analysis throughout Transmovimientos examines migratory movements and anti-immigrant sentiment, homophobia, and stigma toward people who are transgender, immigrants, and refugees. These deliberate consciousness-based expressions are designed to realign awareness about the body in transit and the diasporic experience of relocating and emerging into new possibilities.