The Femeniños Project: Literature and Film for Queer Latino/x Youth

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm
100 Wall Street (WLH), 211 See map
100 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

MartínezErnesto Javier Martínez, associate professor in the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies (IRES) at the University of Oregon, will present his recent work with the Femeniños Project, a multi-genre storytelling initiative that brings together a team of award-winning filmmakers, writers, illustrators, and musicians to help mitigate the severe underrepresentation of Latino/x youth in contemporary cultural production and to proactively challenge the harm inflicted upon queer youth of color when their humanity is distorted in the mainstream imagination.
Prof. Martínez will screen his award-winning short film, La Serenata (Directed by Adelina Anthony), as well as read from his ground-breaking new children’s book, When We Love Someone We Sing to Them/ Cuando Amamos Cantamos, which is the first bilingual children’s book published in the United States about a boy who loves a boy.