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El Mundo Zurdo: BORDERLANDS 1987 - 2017

May 17 2018 (All day) to May 19 2018 (All day)


Sponsored by The Society for the Study of Gloria E. Anzaldúa (SSGA) and Trinity University

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Once again, scholars, artists, writers, performers, community activists whose work is inspired by or centers on Chicana feminist writer Gloria Anzaldúa will gather in San Antonio for a day and a half of transformative dialogue and synergy. We celebrate the 30 year anniversary and the impact of Anzaldúa’s work. Our theme for El Mundo Zurdo 2018 is BORDERLANDS/LA FRONTERA—1987-2017.  Wonder what Anzaldúa would make of our contemporary political climate and where her writing would be taking us in these difficult times, we return to her words: “May we do work that matters. Vale la pena, it’s worth the pain.” 


Delivering the Plenaries at EMZ 2018 are two members of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (SSGA) who have been involved with us since its inception. Chicana historian, Linda Heidenreich’s opening plenary will set the tone for an engaged and fulfilling experience. Paola Bacchetta’s closing plenary will conclude the conference and point us forward as we continue the struggle and commitment to social justice that is Anzaldúa’s legacy.  


El Retorno - University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

Cost/Costo - $80.00 USD per person/por persona


Wednesday May 16, 2018—Visit to Rio Grande Valley 

5 a.m Bus departs San Antonio from Drury Hotel, Airport

Stop at Cemetery in Hargill, Texas

Lunch and Program at El Retorno— UTRG—Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maria Herrera Sobek

8 p.m. Arrives in San Antonio 


Miércoles 16 de Mayo  2018—Visita al Rio Grande Valley 

5 a.m. Autobús sale de San Antonio del Drury Hotel, Aeropuerto

Parada en el Cementerio en Hargill, Texas

Comida y programa en El Retorno— UTRG— Orador de Apertura : Dr. Maria Herrera Sobek

8 p.m. Llegada a San Antonio 


Registration / Inscripcion

To pay with a credit card, please Register Online

To pay by check, please fill out the Form and mail to:

Trinity University

William Knox Holt Center

106 Oakmont Ct. 

San Antonio, TX 78212

Conference Housing / Alojamiento para la Conferencia

Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport

95 NE Loop 410

San Antonio TX, 78216

Rate/Tarifa: $99.00 USD per nigh (por noche)


Please visit the following link to make your hotel reservations / Por favor visite la página web para hacer sus reservaciones