Naccs pacific Northwest Foco Mini-ConferenceOctober 9 and 10, 2004



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NACCS Pacific Northwest Foco Mini-ConferenceOctober 9 and 10, 2004Pete Reid Campus Center280 Boyer AvenueWhitman CollegeWalla Walla, WA 99362

Saturday, October 9th

12:00 – 1:30 pm Registration and Welcome Luncheon

1:30 – 3:00 pm Panel I: Combating Capital: The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Chicano/a and Latino/a Resistance

Session Chair: Melissa Hussain, WSU

Azfar Hussain, Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies and Department of English, WSU, “Towards a Political Economy of Movimiento: From Che to Chavez.”

Siskanna Naynaha, Department of English, WSU, “Queering Capital: Chicana Lesbian Feminist Writers.”

Melissa Hussain, American Studies Program, WSU, “Labor Gendered and Gender Raced: Towards a Feminist Political Economy of Immigrant Latina Service Work.”

3:00 – 4:30 pm Panel II: Sexuality, Gender, and Space

Session Chair and Respondent: Linda Heidenreich, WSU

Sarah Hentges, American Studies Program and Comparative Ethnic Studies, WSU. “Queering, Gendering, and (Re)envisioning Rasquachismo.”

Lori Saffin, American Studies Program, WSU, “Reproductive Rights and Whitewomen Feminists in the 21st Century, a CRF Critique.”

Ericka Rivera, Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, WSU, "Chicana/o Studies in the Inland Northwest, Foundations and Challenges"

4:30 – 5:00 pm Break

5:00 – 6:30 pm Plenary

Session Chair: Mary Anne O’Neil, Whitman College

Respondent: Norma Elia Cantú, University of Texas, San Antonio

Linda Heidenreich, Department of Women’s Studies, WSU, “Learning from the Death of Gwen Araujo?: Transphobic Racial Subordination and Queer Latina Survival in the Twenty-first Century”

José Alamillo, Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Washington University, “A State Divided: The Racialization of Latino Students in Washington State.”

6:30 – 7:30 pm Post-plenary Reception

Sunday, October 10th10:00 – 11:30 am Brunch11:30 – 12:30 pm Panel III: Labor Politics and U.S. Latinos

Session Chair: Celia Weller, Whitman College


Paul Apostolidis, Department of Politics, Whitman College, “Immigration, Liberal Legalism, and Radical Democracy in the U.S. Labor Movement.”

Gilbert Mireles, Department of Sociology, Whitman College, “Movement or Union? Identity and Organizational Form in the United Farm Workers of America.”

12:30 – 1:00 pm Break1:00 – 3:00 pm Panel IV: Student Works In Progress Roundtable

Session Chair: Clark Colahan, Whitman College



Respondents: Clark Colahan, Paul Apostolidis, and Melissa Wilcox, Whitman College
Speakers to be confirmed

3:00 – 4:00 pm Foco Business Meeting


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