Event | ArteSana: Celebrating the Life and Work of Josefina Báez

Join us for a conversation and celebration of the Josefina Báez Papers, now part of the Latino Arts and Activisms Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The discussion will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at Maison Française (515 W. 116th St, New York, NY 10027) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register here to attend.

This exciting event, organized by Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Curator of the Latino Arts and Activisms Collection and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities, is designed to mark the acquisition and promote a greater understanding of the importance and vibrancy of the work of writer, theater, and performer Josefina Báez. The event will be sponsored by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Office of the Provost as part of the University’s Climate of Inclusiveness Initiative.

The event, which is open to the public, includes a conversation with the following scholars about Báez’s work, facilitated by Negrón-Muntaner:

Emilia María Durán Almarza
Associate Professor, Department of English Philology, University of Oviedo

Lorgia García Peña
Effron Center for the Study of America, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University

Inmaculada Lara Bonilla
Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Humanities Department, Hostos Community College, CUNY

Sharina Maillo-Pozo
Assistant Professor, Department of Romance Languages, University of Georgia

Josefina Báez will also offer a reading and engage the speakers and audience in a Q&A session.

For questions regarding this event, please contact Marianna Pecoraro at mp3699@columbia.edu.