Events

Upcoming and Past Speaking Engagements

2024

04.12 @ TBA | Panel: “Undocumented. Black. Citizen.” | Effron Center for the Study of America, Department of African American Studies | Princeton University | Princeton, New Jersey

04.10 @ 6pm EST |Queer and Trans Afro-Latinx Voices, When Language Broke Open Book Launch with Yamilette Vizcañ­no Rivera, Irene Vázquez, Armando Alleyne, Edgie Amisial, and Darrel Alejandro Holnes | New York University’s The Latinx Project | New York, NY

03.05 @ 7pm PST| Creative Writing Workshop: “Building Alternative Worlds” |Landrum Bolling Center, Richmond Room| Earlham College | Richmond, Indiana

03.04 @ 6pm PST| Keynote: “Latinidad is Cancelled” |Earlham College Events Runyon Center| Earlham College | Richmond, Indiana

02.28 @ 4:30pm EST | Keynote, “Rehearsals & Refusals: notes on the trans*imagination” | Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies | University of Toronto | Toronto, CAN

02.20 @ 1pm PST| Book Talk, “Voces Vivas: Alan Pelaez Lopez Speaks on When Language Broke Open with des jackson”| University of San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

01.27 @ 12:45pm CST| Keynote: “Who is allowed to imagine futures? For whom is the future?”| Austin Equity Forum, City of Austin | Austin, TX

01.24 @ 6:30pm PST | Book Launch and Roundtable, When Language Broke Open with Breena Nuñez and Franchesca Araújo | Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco, CA

2023

11.16 @ 7:30pm PST | Panel, “The State of Black/BlaQueer Life and the Law Series” | Center for the Study of Black Life and The Law | Mitchell Hamline School of Law | Online

11.02 @ 2pm EDT | Roundtable Conversation, “Caring More for One Another than for Nation-States: Love and Solidarity Against Deportation Regimes” with Monisha Das Gutpa, Cinthya Martínez, Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, and Eithne Luibhéid | American Studies Association | Montreal, CAN

10.12 @ 12pm PST | “Latinidad is Cancenelled” | San Francisco Gov| Online

10.09 @ 11am PST | Poetry Reading |Casey Family Programs | Online

10.07 @ 8am EST | Keynote: “Trans* Life, the Imagination, and Futures Otherwise” |Harvard Trans Celebration & Conference | Harvard University | Cambridge, MA

10.04 @ 10am GMT | Workshop: “Literary Studies – Epochs and History, Texts and Methods” |Universität Duisburg-Essen | Essen, Germany

09.28 @ 4:30pm GMT | Paper Presentation: “Clandestine Crossings: Exploring Race, Media, and Legal Passing”|Universität des Saarlandes | Saarbrücken, Germany

09.20 @ 3:05am PST | Class visit: “Literature(s) of Resistance” | Cal State Los Angeles | Online

04.14 @ 1:30pm EST | Paper Presentation: “Le droit à l’opacité: Gender, Race, Indigeneity, & Migration” | Representations of Afrolatinidad Conference |University of Pittsburgh |Pittsburgh, PA and Online

04.13 @4pm PST | Moderator, “Indigenous Pacific Islander Eco-Literatures Book Talk with Editors” | Center for Race and Gender | UC Berkeley | Online

04.13 @ 12pm EST / 9am PST | Lecture, “N[eg]ation: Silenced Histories in Latin America and Black, Indigenous, and Asian Latinx Futures”|University of Michigan, Center for Japanese Studies |Online

04.06 @ 5pm EST | Roundtable Speaker, “Biennial Latinx Literary Theory and Criticism Conference“| CUNY Graduate Center |New York City, NY

04.03 @ 7pm EST | Creative Writing Workshop with Ariana Brown | Barnard College | Online

03.16 @4pm PST | Moderator, “Queer Visual Resistance” | Center for Race and Gender | UC Berkeley | Online

03.08 @ 4pm EST | Keynote Lecture, “Trans4Trans Care: Reflection on the Undocumented Trans*Imagination”| University of Maryland | Online

03.01 @ 6pm CST | Creative Writing Workshop with Ariana Brown | Tulane University | Online

02.24 @ 4pm PST | Talk, “Reimagining Undocumented Narratives” | UC Berkeley | Berkeley, CA

02.15 @ 4pm PST | Lecture, “UndocuBlack Nonperformance: Storytelling and Resistance” | UC Davis | Davis, CA

02.14 @ 9:45am EST | Creative Writing Workshop | Harvard Smith Center Art Wing | Harvard University | Cambridge, MA

02.08 @ 7pm EST | “N[eg]ation” (Solo Show) Opening Night | Harvard Smith Center Art Wing | Harvard University | Cambridge, MA

2022

12.08 @6pm EST | Transing Afro-Latinx Studies Panel |New York University | Online

11.17 @6pm MST | Reading | Wayne State College | Wayne, NE

11.01 @5:30 PST | Reading | California College of the Arts | San Francisco, CA

10.27 @5pm EST | Reading| Wesleyan University |Online

10.20 @11:20am EST | Writing Workshop | Centre College | Danville, KY

10.19 @6:30pm EST | Reading: A Future Without Nations | Centre College | Danville, KY

10.11 @ 6pm EST | Latinx Indigeneities Panel | New York University | Online

09.29 @ 6:30pm EST | Poetry Reading and Community Dialogue | Bowdoin College |Online

09.22 @6pm EST | Keynote: “The Limits & Possibilities of Latinidad” | Princeton University |Princeton, New Jersey

09. 09 @ 9:30am PST |Writing Workshop |San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs | San Francisco, CA

06.12 @4pm PST | Reading with Sonia Guiñansaca, Alexa Vasquez, Francisco Aviles Pino, and Fei Hernandez | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

06.10 @4pm CST |Workshop | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Houston, TX

06.10 @ 9:30am CST |Critical Issues: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity with Amanda Ellis and Ed Morales | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

05.25 @ 6:30pm PST | Book Launch for Ra Malika Imhotep, with Marvin K. White | Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

05.05 @7pm PST | Reading with Jennif(f)er Tamayo and Aline Mello | Small Press Traffic @ Nightmare for Medicine Bookstore | San Francisco, CA

2021

12.03 @ 1pm PST | Art Lecture | Salt Lake Community College

10.30 @10am PST | Art Lecture | St. Mary’s College

10.28 @ 4pm PST | Host, Academic Talk | Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley

10.27 @ 6pm CST | Poetry Reading | Northern Illinois University

10.18 @ 3pm PST |Poetry Reading | Chaffey College

10.14 @ 7pm EST | Poetry Reading | Syracuse University

10.12 @ 5pm CST | Art & Activism Lecture | Northern Colorado University

10.11 @ 4pm PST | Host, Academic Talk | Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley

10.01 @ 11am CST | Keynote | NALAC National Summit

09.29 @ 6pm CST | Poetry Reading | Brooklyn Book Festival

09.22 @ 1pm PST | Poetry Reading | Mission College

08.18 @ 5pm PST | Art & Activism Lecture |Mira Costa College

06.29 @ 4pm PST | Poetry Reading | ACLU

06.29 @ 6pm EST | Keynote | The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

06.16 @ 11:30am PST | Social Justice Training | UCLA Dream Resource Center / UCLA Labor Center

06.05 @ 1pm EST | Poetry Reading | Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition Conference

05.21 @ 1pm | Poetry Reading | UCLA

05.20 @ 7pm MST | Art & Activism Keynote | Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

05.15 @ 7pm CST | | Art Lecture | Northwestern University

05.10 @ Online | Feature Poet | NYC PRIDE

05.04 @ 7pm EST | Poetry Reading | Bryn Mawr College

04.28 @ 7pm EST | Poetry Reading | Dónde Esta Mi Gente? KPFA (94.1 FM)

04.26 @ 4:30 EST | Poetry Reading and Art Lecture | University of Maryland

04.22 @ 4pm EST | Writing Workshop | The Andy Warhol Museum

04.14 @ 5pm EST | Art & Activism Lecture | Yale Law School

04.08 @ 4pm PST | Poetry Reading | Libro Mobile

04.06 @ 11am PST |Poetry Reading| University of Oregon

04.05 @ 11:30am | Art Lecture | McMaster University (Canada)

03.24 @ 6pm CST | Art & Activism Lecture | Northern Illinois University

03.19 @ 5:30 PST | Poetry Reading and Art Talk | California State University, Stanislaus

03.18 @ 5:30 EST | Art Lecture | Marywood University

03.17 @ 3pm PST | Poetry Reading | California State University, Fullerton

03.11 @ 4pm PST | Host, Live Interview w/ Ariana Brown | Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley

03.08 @ 6pm PST | Poetry Reading | Multicultural Community Center, UC Berkeley

03.04 @ 5:30 PST | | Art Lecture | Humboldt State University

02.25 @ 12pm PST | Poetry Reading| American River College

02.24 @ 6pm EST | Writing Workshop | Yale University

02.23 @ 4pm PST | Deconstructing Anti-Blackness Workshop | California State University, Dominguez Hill

02.20 @ 2pm | Poetry Reading | Museum of Latin American Art

02.17 @ 5pm PST | Poetry Reading | California State University, Los Angeles

02.15 @ 4pm PST | Art & Activism Lecture | San Francisco State University

02.08 @ 6pm EST | Poetry and Art Talk | Purdue University

02.03 @ 3pm EST | Poetry Reading | Kingsborough Community College

2020

11. 23 @ 4pm PST | Art Lecture | UCLA (Zoom)

11. 05 @ 4pm PST | Art Lecture | University of Southern California (Zoom)

10. 24 @ 2pm PST | Reading w/ Raina Leon and Thea Matthews | Berkeley Book Festival (Zoom)

10. 21 @ 1pm PST |Writing Workshop | UC Davis (Zoom)

10. 13 @ TBA |Keynote | Fordham University (Zoom)

10. 07 @ 3:30pm PST / 5:30pm CST |Panel with Ariana Brown and Mayra Santos-Febres | Trinity University (Zoom)

10. 01 @ 1pm EST |Keynote| Agnes Scott College (Zoom)

09. 22 @ 4pm PST / 6pm CST |Keynote with Ariana Brown | San Antonio College (Zoom)

09. 18 @ 9:30am PST |Writing Workshop |San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (Zoom)

09. 17 @ 4pm EST |Writing Workshop | NYSLC (Zoom)

09. 15 @ 6:30pm EST | Writing Workshop | American University (Zoom)

09. 15 @ 4:30pm EST |Art Lecture| University of Maryland (Zoom)

05. 15 @ 1pm PST | Panel| Mills College (Zoom)

05. 14 @ 5pm CST | The Limits and Possibilities of Latinidad| DePaul University (Zoom)

05.07 @ 8pm EST | Latine Graduation Keynote | New York University (Zoom)

04.23 @ 12:30pm EST |Deviant Pasts, Subversive Futures? : a Virtual LGBTQ+ Studies Symposium | Hofstra University (Zoom)

04.22 @ 5pm PST | Crimmigration Lecture | Whitman College (Google Classroom)

4.22 @ 5:30 EST | Art Lecture | Williams College (Zoom)

04.17 @6:30pm PST |Poetry Reading | QTPOC Zoom Festival (Zoom)

04.16 @ 5pm PST | Poetry Reading w/ Ariana Brown (YouTube Live)

04.08 @ 6:30pm PST | Dialogue & Poetry Reading w/ Yesika Salgado| University of California-Santa Cruz (Zoom)

04.01 @ 7:30pm PST | Creative Writing Workshop | San Francisco State University (Zoom)

03.26 @ 5pm PST | The Quarantine Reading Series (Zoom and YouTube Live)

03.05 @ 7pm | Poetry Reading | Sala Diaz Art Gallery (San Antonio, TX)

03.04 @ 4pm | Poetry Reading | San Jose State University (San Jose, CA)

02.28 @ 6:30pm | Book Launch | Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA)

02.28 @ 11am | Playwright Panel | American Indian Graduate Student Association | Center for Race and Gender @ UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

02.27 @ 6pm | Book Launch | UC Berkeley’s Multicultural Community Center (Berkeley, CA)

02.27 @ 2:30pm | Workshop | Mills College (Oakland, CA)

02.19 @ 7pm | Book Launch | Bureau of General Services – Queer Division (New York, New York)

02.17 @ 6pm | Poetry Reading | The Latino Cultural Center @ Yale University (New Haven, CT)

02.13 @ 6pm | Workshop |California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | (Pomona, CA)

02.07 @ 9:30am | Workshop | San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (San Francisco, CA)

01.15 @7:30pm | Poetry Reading |Lyrics & Dirges | Pegasus Books (Berkeley, CA)

2019

12.12 @7pm | Reading | Museum of the African Diaspora

11.12 @ 6pm | Collage Workshop | Center for Diversity and Inclusion | Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

11.05 @ 6pm | San Francisco Public Library (San Francisco, CA)

10.25 @ 6pm | Reading | Colby College (Waterville, ME)

10.23 @ 11pm | Keynote & Poetry Reading| College of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)

10.22 @ 4pm | Workshop | Mills College (Oakland, CA)

10.14 @ 6:30pm | Performance | The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA)

10.04 @ 2:30pm | Writing Workshop | Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

09.23 @ 4:30pm | Keynote & Healing Circle | Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

09.22 @ 2pm | Keynote | Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY)

09.17 @ 6pm | Reading | USU Ballroom | California State University, San Marcos (San Marcos, CA)

09.12 @ 7pm | Reading | Strut (San Francisco, CA)

09.09 @ 6pm | Panel | Yelp Headquarters (San Francisco, CA)

08.06 @ 6pm | Eliza So Fellowship Reading, Submittable | Montgomery Distillery (Missoula, MT)

04.18 @ 5pm| Writing Workshop & Comm Discussion | Cal State LA (Los Angeles, CA)

04.18 @ 10:00am| Writing Workshop & Luncheon | UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)

04.17 @ 6:30pm| Panel |Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)

04.11 @ 5:00| Keynote |Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)

04.09 @ 6pm| Reading | The Hub| Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA)

04.09 @ 12pm| Lecture | Stevenson Hall| Sonoma State University  (Rohnert Park, CA)

03.30 @ 5:30pm | Keynote | Collegiate Alliance for Immigration Reform | Davidson College (Davidson, NC)

03.29 @ 7pm | Reading | VONA 20th Anniversary | AWP Offsite (Portland, OR)

03.28 @ 10:30am| Reading |Oregon Convention Center| Association of Writers & Writing Programs (Portland, OR)

03.26 @ 6:30pm | Keynote | Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)

03.21 @ 5pm | Panel | Cesar Chavez Mural Celebration | San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)

03.09 @ 4:30pm | Reading | Mixed Student Conference | University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)

03.08 @ 12:20 pm | Reading | The California Endowment (Oakland,CA)

02.27 @ 7:30pm | Reading | University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz,CA)

2.14 @ 12pm | Workshop | University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)

02.13 @ 5pm | Art + Scholarship Presentation | The Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Center for the Study of Race, Gender & Politics |University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

02.12 @ 6pm | Writing Workshop | University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

02.03 @ 7pm| Keynote | Multicultural Resource Center | Reed College (Portland, OR)

2018

10. 24 @ 6:30pm | Reading | Ethnic Studies Library | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

10. 17 @ 3pm | Reading | Center for Race and Gender | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

9. 24 @ 7pm | Host & Reading | LUNADA | Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, CA)

9. 20 @ 6:30pm | Panel | EFNIKS| Strut (San Francisco, CA)

6. 22 @ 10am | Reading | La Société Sénégalaise de Philosophie | Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Dakar, Senegal)

6. 20 @ 11:30am | Paper Presentation | La Société Sénégalaise de Philosophie| Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Dakar, S?n?gal)

6.14 @6pm | Reading | NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (New York, NY)

5.19 @ 8pm | Keynote | We The People Conference | UC Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

5.18 @ 10:45am |Paper Presentation | Afro-Latinidades Symposium | Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

4.19 @ 3:30pm | Reading | Split This Rock (Washington DC)

4.14 @ 2pm | Keynote | Semana de la Communidad | Women’s Resource and Research Center | UC Davis (Davis, CA)

4.06 @ 6pm | Reading | QTPOC Conference | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

4.04 @ 6pm | Workshop | Rising Immigrant Students through Education | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

3.15 @ 1pm | Opening Reading | American Indian Graduate Student Association | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

3.12 @ 2pm | Workshop | UC San Diego (San Diego, CA)

3.09 @ 7:30pm | Host | Culture Fuck (Oakland, CA)

3.08 @ 12pm | Salon Conversation | Multicultural Community Center | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

2.28 @ 7pm | Panel | Brown University (Providence, RI)

2.27 @ 5:30pm | Panel | Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

2.11 @ 3pm | Workshop | The Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, CA)

2.09 @ 7:30pm | Host | Culture Fuck (Oakland, CA)

1.27 @ 6pm | Reading | Bookmark Bookstore (Oakland, CA)

2017

12.8 @ 7:30 | Feature | Culture Fuck (Oakland, CA)

11.17 @ 5:00 | Reading | Hella Latina Food Pop-Up Series (Oakland, CA)

11.9 @ 5:30 | Reading | MCC Library One Year Anniversary| UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

10.25 @ 4:30 | Reading | Arts & Humanities Research Initiative | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

10.13 @ 6:30 | Host | Culture Fuck (Oakland, CA)

9.06 @ 6:30 | Reading | UndocuWelcome, Rising Immigrant Students through Education | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

7. 30 @ 11:00 | Reading | Indigenous Literature Conference | Central LA Public Library (Los Angeles, CA)

7. 29 @ 2:00 | Reading | Indigenous Literature Conference | Central LA Public Library (Los Angeles, CA)

6.23 @ 7:00 | Reading | Asian American Writers Workshop (New York, NY)

6.22 @6:30 | Panel | NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (New York, NY)

6.05 @1:30 | Workshop | Multi-Cultural Center | De Anza College (Cupertino, CA)

6.05 @11:30 | Keynote | Euphrat Museum of Art (Cupertino, CA)

5.16 @ 7:00 | Feature | UndocuMonologues | Multicultural Center| UC Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

5.16 @ 3:00 | Workshop | Multicultural Center | UC Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

4.20 @ 4:00 | Paper Presentation | Center for Race and Gender | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA):00

4.08 @ 2:00 | Paper Presentation | Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America | Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

4.05 @ 6:00 | Feature | Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA)

3. 14 @ 6:30 | Workshop | Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)

2.02 @ 4:30 | Moderator | Ethnic Studies Library (Berkeley, CA)

2.04 @ 11:00 | Keynote | Presente Conference | UC Riverside (Riverside, CA)

2016

10.24 @ 7:00 | Keynote | Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)

10.8 @ 5:30 | Keynote | Latinx Heritage Series | Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)

9.28 @ 12:00 | Art Presentation | Crossing Paths: Exchange of Indigenous Research | UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

2.26 @ 12:00 | Speaker | Black History Month Series | Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

1.16 @ 10:00 | Workshop | UndocuBlack Network | St. Thomas University (Miami, FL)

1.16 @ 2:00 |Workshop | UndocuBlack Network | St. Thomas University (Miami, FL)

2015

12.15 @12:00 | Workshop | National Immigrant Integration Conference (New York, NY)

12.13 @ 10:00 | Speaker | Mijente Convening (Chicago, IL)

4.18 @ 2:00 | Reading | University of Rhode Island (S. Kingstown, RI)

4.15 @ 5:00 | Feature | Loyola Gallery (Fairfield, CT)

3.19 @ 3:00 | Paper Presentation | Conference on College Composition and Communication (Tampa, FL)