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Coming Out Coming Home Plática w/ Adelina Anthony

Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Save the Date! October 1st! 7pm CDT! Make sure to register for “Coming Out Coming Home,” a virtual discussion with Adelina Anthony and moderated by Dr. Jackie Cuevas. Adelina, a Two Spirit Xicana lesbian artist, will speak to themes around “home” and how her upbringing in San Antonio shaped her as an artist. At the end of the discussion, there will be a short Q&A.

This virtual event will take place on Zoom. Please register for the event at bit.ly/ComingOut2021.

*Spanish & American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. Proporcionaremos interpretación en Español y Lenguaje de Señas Americano.

A week before the discussion, registrants will receive a free link to view one of Adelina’s films, Amigas with Benefits! 💕✨

Check out more films by Adelina Anthony!
Ode To Pablo- www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3h46huyr3U
Guarding Santos- www.vimeo.com/ondemand/227819
La Serenata- www.hbo.com/latinx/la-serenata-the-serenade

About Adelina Anthony:

Adelina Anthony, originally from the Payaya Territories (San Antonio, TX), is a critically acclaimed Two Spirit, Xicana, Lesbian artist whose entire artistic trajectory of twenty-five years has centered characters/stories from Xicana Indigenous Lesbians, LGBTQ+ Latinx, radical QTPOC, feminists WOC and other aggrieved communities. Prior to embracing filmmaking, Adelina was known as a prolific theater artist and solo performer (she was twice nominated for the Herb Alpert Award in Theatre).

She shifted the majority of her artistic energy toward independent filmmaking in 2012. That year, along with Marisa Becerra, she co-founded AdeRisa Productions. The independent company has been a vehicle for Adelina and other collaborators to grow artistically as filmmakers. Her first short film as writer-director, Forgiving Heart, premiered at the Outfest Fusion Gala in 2013. Since that year, her award-winning short screenplays include You’re Dead to Me (2013), Get the Life (2016), Amigas with Benefits (2017), Ode to Pablo (2019) and The Daily War (2021). Her first feature film, Bruising for Besos (2016), premiered at Frameline, and found audiences internationally and on the university circuit. She is a fellow of the Sundance Intensive Writers program, Film Independent’s Project Involve, Arts Matter Foundation and a three-time Imagen Award winner.

She continues to mentor emerging artists, create her own original works, and commits herself to ongoing writing collaborations with fellow artists in film and other genres. Currently, these are some of her writer collaborations: 1) Co-writing a fictional memoir with indigenous elder, Nancy Chargualaf Martin; 2) Co-writing a new film script with Marisa Becerra; and 3) Co-writing with Ernesto Javier Martínez the feature film version of La Serenata. (Their multiple award-winning short film version can be found streaming on all HBO platforms until April 2022.)

Regardless of medium or genre, the artistic works are always presented as “offerings.” Adelina, ever grateful for the sacrifices of her ancestors, especially her mother, holds this indigenous tenet close to her spirit: STORY IS MEDICINE.

Learn more about Adelina Anthony at www.adelinaanthony.com.

About Dr. T. Jackie Cuevas:
Dr. Cuevas has taught at universities, community colleges, high schools, community centers, and detention center and joined the faculty of the UT English Department in 2021. Prior to UT, Cuevas was a faculty member at UTSA and Syracuse University. At UTSA, Cuevas held a Lutcher Brown Endowed Professorship and directed the Women’s Studies Institute.
Cuevas is the author of Post-Borderlandia: Chicana Literature and Gender Variant Critique (Rutgers University Press, 2018), which has received the following recognitions: 2018 Honorable Mention for the National Women’s Studies Association’s Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize; 2018 nomination for a Casa de las Américas Prize/Premio Literario Casa de las Américas; 2019 Rainbow List Selection by the American Library Association; 2019 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. With Sonia Saldívar-Hull and Larissa Mercado-López, Cuevas co-edited El Mundo Zurdo 4: Selected Works from the 2013 Meeting of The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (Aunt Lute Books, 2015).

Cuevas has won a $5 million Mellon Foundation grant as Principal Investigator for Democratizing Racial Justice (2021) and a UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (2018). Cuevas serves on the Executive Committee for the Modern Language Association’s Chicana/o/x Literature Forum, belongs to the Macondo Writers Workshop, and has a poetry collection forthcoming from Kórima Press.
Since 1999, Cuevas has been a member of ALLGO (https://allgo.org/), a statewide queer people of color organization.


For questions, call 210.228.0201 or email esperanza@esperanzacenter.org.

This programming is made possible by our generous donors, Buena Gente and the Mellon Foundation. Donate via credit card @ www.esperanzacenter.org/donate or www.venmo.com/esperanzacenter. Gracias!



Friday, October 1, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm