Danza Mexica: Indigenous Identity, Spirituality, and Activism
Join us for
“Danza Mexica: Indigenous Identity, Spirituality, and Activism.” on Tuesday, November 15 with JENNIE LUNA, PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHICANA/O STUDIES
We’ll examine the Danza Mexica (Aztec Dance) tradition of México Tenochtitlan as it has migrated and dispersed throughout the United States, transforming the identity politics, spiritual, and philosophical base of entire MeXicana/o communities in the process. The Danza “movement” is defined as both an embodiment of a physical act and a political act. Through understanding the significance of this constantly emerging movement, Indigenous (re)affirmations of identity continue to inform notions of self, homeland, spirituality, and community.
California State University Channel Islands (CI) hosts more than a dozen free public lectures at libraries throughout Ventura County, as well as the Channel Islands Boating Center, and now a site in Ojai. The Fall Lecture Series will focus on the Syrian refugee crisis; local history; music technology; health; and the wine industry are among the topics that will be explored by CI experts from various academic programs including Biology, History, English, Computer Science, Political Science, Performing Arts, and Sociology to name a few.
For a complete schedule of lectures, visit: go.csuci.edu/librarylectureseries