Michelle Téllez Interviews Indigenous Actress Yalitza Aparicio in Power Presents Program

Michelle Téllez, co-editor of The Chicana Motherwork Anthology, talks to Indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicioto in a wide-ranging interview about her childhood, her experiences with discrimination, and more!

When: Thursday, October 29, 5:30 P.M. MST

This online Power Presents event, sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Arizona, is free. You can register here.

Téllez is an assistant professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies. Téllez has been committed to mapping projects of resistance, exploring shared human experiences, and advancing social justice for the last 25-years. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she writes about transnational community formations (and disruptions), Chicana mothering, and gendered migration. Her work has been published in book anthologies, academic journals, and online outlets.

Yalitza Aparicio is a Mexican actress who made her film debut as Cleo in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2018 drama Roma, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Aparicio, who holds a degree in early childhood education, is the first Indigenous woman and the second Mexican woman to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination. An educator and activist, Aparicio is the new UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.

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