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Encuentro Xican@ and Flor y Canto

Thursday May 1, 2008

The Xicana/o Culture Working Group at U.C. Berkeley proudly presents:

The 1st Annual Encuentro Xican@

Friday, May 9th, 2008
9:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Tilden Room, MLK Student Union

A community gathering of activists, scholars, poets, public intellectuals,
and dreamers.

Featuring:

A Keynote address by Chicano activist and scholar Dr. Carlos Munoz, Jr.

Panels on Immigrant Rights and Youth Violence Prevention

An Artist Plenary with spoken word artist Paul Flores, writer Carla
Trujillo, visual artists of the Taller Tupac Amaru (Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza), and Professor Laura E. Perez

FOLLOWED BY

**************** The 2nd Annual Noche de Florycanto ****************

5:00-6:30 Dinner/ Reception 330 Wheeler
6:30-9:30PM Florycanto 315 Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room


Featuring:

Nahuatl opening/blessing by Xicana songstress Eutimia Montoya

A rare public appearance & reading by the legendary Chicano poet

******************** JOSE MONTOYA *****************************

The Winners of the 2nd Annual Florycanto Chicana/o Poetry Prize

Naomi Quinonez

Achiote Press poets: Javier Huerta and Gabriela Erandi Rico

Alejandro Perez

And a special performance by: The Brown Buffalo Project


This event is wheelchair-accessible, Free & Open to the Public


For more information, please contact Marcelle Maese-Cohen
(mmaesecohen@berkeley.edu) or Gaby Erandi Rico (erandi_rico@berkeley.edu)