08.20.2014 / Erica Gomez Presents Thesis Through Emerging Scholars Program

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On August 9, 2014, Erica Gomez (MA, 2014) presented her VCS thesis research in conversation with Raquel Gutiérrez in Dancing With Desire: Chicana Lesbians in Contemporary Cinema, hosted by Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco.

This event was part of the Emerging Scholars Program, which brings together graduate students in the disciplines of Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Environmental Design whose work explores gender identity and issues relevant to queer and trans people of color. The program brings together emerging scholars with Bay Area non-profit, community based arts and social service organizations for a series of conversations that will bring community perspective to their work and develop a network of queer scholars and community partners to foster collaborative research, workshops and cultural events that will enrich the lives of the queer community. This program is being organized by the Queer Cultural Center in partnership with California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.