Sandra María Esteves will read from her poetry and, among other topics, comment on political creative expression, the search for identity of U.S. mainland-based Latinos, and the visibility (or invisibility) of Latina women in the mainstream culture. This cultural event will take place Wednesday, September 20, at 7 pm in Gamble Auditorium. As with several of the Viva Nuestro Arte: A Celebration of Latinas in the Arts (Latino Heritage Month) events, the event is free and open to the public.
Esteves, a Dominican Puerto-Rican New Yorker, was born and raised in the Bronx and is a visual artist, poet, teacher, producer, and poetry advocate who has been creating works of art since she was seven years old. Esteves is one of the founding poets of the Nuyorican poetry movement and the first Nuyorican woman to publish her poetry in the United States. She has won 13 awards for her work, written six books, had countless numbers of her poems published, and been involved in both one-woman and group productions.
This event is sponsored by the Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund (President's Office and Office of Dean of the College), the Dean of Students Office, Office of Student Programs, and the Latino Heritage Month Committee.