What's the (T)ea?: What's the Meaning of a Quinceañera?
Gendered Birthday Milestones in Latin America
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 · 5 PM - 6:30 PM
This series is geared towards exploring social justice needs for various marginalized populations. We all talk about how diverse UMBC is but, what does that mean in reality? How does it show up in how we communicate and interact with each other? When does celebrating diversity shift into inclusivity that creates positive social change in and outside our campus community? This series hopes to help us grapple with these questions. Join us for a facilitated discussion of these topics, voice your opinions, and hear those of your fellow community members.
The session is will discuss the traditional coming-of-age ceremony in Latin America for girls turning 15. By exploring the history behind this tradition, we’ll uncover its cultural significance, sexist origins and forms in today’s society.
All undergrads, grads, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend! Need to request disability-based accommodations or have any questions? Contact Karina Aquiahuatl Villagran, Mosaic Intern for Hispanic, Latinx, and Indigenous Student Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Erin Waddles, Coordinator for Student Diversity and Inclusion, at email@example.com, or Campus Life's Mosaic at firstname.lastname@example.org.