A celebration of feminism “Entre Mujeres (Between Women)
Author Helena María Viramontes, acclaimed Broadway and screen actress Alma Martínez, Grammy award-winning musician Martha González and Scripps College associate professor of music Cándida F. Jáquez, who is also director of the Scripps College Humanities Institute, will host the peña “Entre Mujeres (Between Women): Embodied Knowledges” on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
“A peña is most broadly conceived as a community gathering through the arts that often relates to social justice issues,” Ms. Jáquez said.
The evening will include performances and presentations by each of the women, an informal Q&A session and a reception following the show.
Ms. Viramontes is professor of creative writing at Cornell University and author of Their Dogs Came With Them, The Moths and Other Stories and Under the Feet of Jesus. She has won numerous awards and honors, including the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, a Sundance Institute Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Ms. Martínez, a Fulbright scholar and the first Latina(o) PhD to be inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences actors’ branch and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences actors’ peer group, made her American film debut in Zoot Suit and was a principal actress in the political theater group El Teatro Campesino.
Ms. González, assistant professor of Chicano and Latino studies at Scripps and a member of the music group Quetzal, won a Grammy last year for the group’s album, “Imaginaries.” Quetzal has been featured by the US Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Institution.
Info call 621-8237 or visit www.scrippscollege.edu.