Love in the Time of Corona: Organizing, Action, and Coalition

Date & Time:
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please join us on October 31, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this digital Afro-Latinx/Latinx/Indigenous Heritage Celebration Symposium.


10 a.m. | Opening Prayer (50 min)

This will be a workshop around Indigenous dancing. Learn about the meaning behind the dress and dance. 

11 a.m. | Caravana Campesino (50 min)

Valentina Velasquez, SMC Class of '20, will provide a presentation on the Caravana Campesino movement consisting of orgainizing support of  migrant farmworkers during the pandemic. Q&A will follow the presentation.

12 p.m. | Julia & Tova, Black Binder (50min)

This workshop will focus on how to build Black & Brown power through accomplice work.

1 p.m. | Poetry Performances by Ariana Brown and Raina Leon (50 min)

Ariana Brown is a Black Mexican American poet, performer, and workshop facilitator who tours college campuses, poetry slams, and local organizations to speak about queer Black feminism, queer Black futures, affirmation, care, and (sometimes) critiques of Latinidad.

Saint Mary's very own Faculty member, Dr. Raina Leon, will provide a poetry performance. 

Panel Q&A discussion with both artists will follow the performances.

2 p.m. | Healing Circle with Flor Y Machete (30 min)

Healing justice circles are spaces where we honor ancestors, connect with plant abuelitxs, share wisdom, create medicine, sing, breathe, and remember ways we have fought against the violence of racism, colonialism, white supremacy, patriarchy, displacement and imposed poverty.  A reflective, connected, joyful opportunity to heal in resistance together. 

2:30 p.m. | Student Mixer at the End with DJ (30 min)

* DJ performances and suprise guests will be featured during the breaks.

2020 ALLI Heritage Month Symposium Schedule