College of San Mateo closes out its Undocu-Week events with a key note and poetry reading by Alan Pelaez Lopez, an Afro-Indigenous poet, collage, installation and adornment artist from Oaxaca, México. The event takes place Wednesday, October 23, with the keynote at 11am and the poetry reading at noon.
Pelaez Lopez explores the intersections of PTSD, undocumented immigration, indigeneity, queer feeling, and black futures. Their work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and “Best of the Net,” as well as selected to appear in Best New Poets (2020) and Best American Experimental Writing (2020). Their work has been published in POETRY Magazine, Everyday Feminism, Rewire News, Splinter News and elsewhere. They have received fellowships and/or residencies from Submittable, the Museum of the African Diaspora, VONA/Voices, and UC Berkeley. Follow Pelaez Lopez at @migrantscribble.
Undocu-Week is organized by the CSM Multicultural & Dream Center. The event is co-sponsored by DIG, Umoja, the Department of Ethnic Studies, and the ASCSM Cultural Awareness Board.
For details, visit the event page.