ART + LABOR
Conversation + Workshop + Art Installation
The College of Liberal Arts Dean's Speaker Series
Assistant Professor of Art, Jess Tolbert & Associate Professor of Sociology, Dr. Cristina Morales present:
Join us for a conversation on women’s labor and environmental sustainability with Jane Terrazas, artist, activist, and co-founder of Ni En More, and Dr. Nancy Plankey-Videla, Associate Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M, discussing women's role within structures of labor, the adversities they face, and the role of art to empower and dignify them, while also serving as an instrument of resistance. The talk will be followed by a hands-on workshop on the natural dying process, Bundle Dye. This technique uses fresh, frozen, or dried flower petals and plant materials to create colors and patterns on cloth. It the technique used on all the garments at Ni En More.
OCTOBER 20 & 22, 2020
Two-part event will take place via ZOOM
October 20 9 AM - 11 AM MST
October 22 9 AM - 12 PM MST
Register to receive the event ZOOM link and agenda. Registered participants will receive a natural dying kit to follow along with at home, to be picked up at UTEP October 15th or 16th. After completing, participants will be asked to bring their naturally dyed fabric back to UTEP for a large-scale group art installation on campus!
Janette Terrazas, alias Mustang Jane, is a visual artist, cultural activist and cultural promoter. Her textile work is intensely informed by issues concerning gender. She organizes and fights for the rights of women in her community, as well as the rights of indigenous people and the trans gender population. She does this through art and cultural initiatives. In addition, she has great interest and love for botany and community-building processes. Jane is one of the initiators of NI EN MORE, the social innovation project merging political activism, fashion and art. At its core, Ni En More is a women’s sewing studio in Juárez, Mexico, that offers a safe environment, fair wages, education and training to women living in vulnerable conditions.
Born in Chile and raised in Vermont and central Mexico, Dr. Plankey-Videla’s research and teaching is informed by a global perspective on inequality and agency. Her research seeks to understand how structural inequality affects the opportunities and barriers for women workers in Latin America and Latinx immigrants in the U.S. Her early work links power shifts in the global economy with organizational changes within firms, explaining how these changes lead to labor resistance during a period of economic crisis. More recently, Dr. Plankey-Videla’s work with the Latinx immigrant community in Texas has lead to research on the racialization of day laborers, effects of deportation threat on families and communities, and social integration of deportees and returnees in Mexico.
UTEP Department of Art
UTEP College of Liberal Arts
Register to receive the event ZOOM link and agenda.
Thursday, October 22 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMVirtual Event
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