2017 Peliminary Program 

 The Preliminary Program is now available.

Chair Themed Panels
Thursday   Friday   Saturday  
Poster Presentation   Films   Queer Panel

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All final details will be available in the conference program.

Registered participants will receive the conference booklet once they have checked in.

All Plenaries are open to the public. For other events at NACCS see Events & Activities link.

Opening Plenary • Thursday, March 23, 11:40 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Chicana/o Studies in an Era of Globalization, War and Mass Expulsions

Alfonso Gonzales. University of California, Riverside. “Trumpism and the Authoritarian Turn.”
Steven Osuna. California State University, Long Beach. “Lxs Condenadxs de la Tierra in the Era of Global Racial Capitalism.”
Anita Tijerina Revilla. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “Attempted Spirit Murder: 20+ years of Feminist and Queer Student and Activist Scholar Resistance.”

Moderator: José Angel Hernández. NACCS Chair, 2017-2018.

Plenary II: Student Plenary
 • Friday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Frederick A. Cervantes Student Plenary
Elizabeth Barahona. Duke University. Undergraduate. “Navigating Migration through its Physical and Psychological Barriers.”
Sergio Gael Barrera. University of Michigan. Graduate. “Hauntings in My Closet: A Constant Reminder of Aesthetic Queerness and Expected Internalized Masculinity.”

Moderator: Brenda Valles, Committee Chair.

Plenary III: Chicana Plenary • Saturday, March 25, 12:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Excavating Chicana Voices: Innovative Ways of Telling Our Stories
Deena J. Gonzalez. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. “Stories Old and New: Resonating Threads across Time.”
Maria Cotera. University of Michigan. “Re-imagining the Chicana Archive in Precarious Times.”
Maya Christina Gonzalez. Independent Artist-Arthor. “Voice is a Revolution/ Children’s Books as a Tool for Personal and Cultural Healing and Activism.”

Moderators: Isabel Millan and Yvette Saavedra, Chicana Caucus co-chairs.



NACCS Scholar
Emilio Zamora, University of Texas, Austin.

Book Award
Maria Josefina Saldana-Portillo. Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States (Duke University Press, 2016)

Antonia I. Castañeda Prize
Margo Tamez (Nde'). "Indigenous Women's Rivered Refusals in El Calaboz." Diálogo 19 N. 1 (Spring 2016): 7-21.

Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio Recipients
Elizabeth Barahona, Duke University. Undergraduate.
Sergio Gael Barrera, University of Michigan. Graduate.

Community Recognition
Resilience Orange County is an organization that was created in 2016 out of the merging of two established organizations RAIZ (Resistencia Autonomia Igualdad y lideraZgo) and Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color. RAIZ was started in 2011 to fight back and organize around the deportation apparatus that was set in motion during the Obama Administration, in its tenure it tackled the collaboration between local law enforcement and immigration as well as created a "Free The People" (FTP) deportation defense project in order to organize youth and families to speak for themselves and become outspoken leaders. RAIZ stopped over 20 deportations through its deportation defense work as well as contributed to change and policy advocacy at the city, county, state, and national level. Santa Ana Boys Men of Color was forged in 2013 to tackle issues that disproportionately affect young boys and men of color in Santa Ana. Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color was able to address and bring to light the school to prison to deportation pipeline that so often plagues immigrant communities. In that capacity it was able to provide and facilitate programs that were trauma-informed and culturally relevant. As Resilience Orange County, the organization strives to promote resilient youth leaders that engage in the critical work of building youth-oriented institutions in Orange County that advocate for social-systemic change, healing and that embrace trauma-informed, culturally relevant practices that are inclusive of all members of the community.

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