On Friday, November 5, the SPN 3530 Theater for Social Justice course hosted a talk on performative activism in times of crisis with Jianna Pagán.
Jianna Pagán is a Puerto Rican feminist performer, dedicated to theater and sign language. She is the sign language interpreter for the Barrileras del 8M, a musical group of Afro-Puerto Rican women committed to social and political activism. Pagán has been on the front lines of several causes, among them; inclusion and accessibility for deaf people, government corruption, and the fight against femicides.
The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and the Spanish in the Community course presents Recalculating: Culture Shock and Adaptation
Immigration is a rollercoaster of ups and downs, full of uncertainties and desires, but when the journey ends, and the speed of the machine settles, there is an important decision that everyone must make: embrace the new culture, abandoning the previous life or conjugate the past, the present and the future in a new, augmented version of themselves.
Join us in this video to explore the experience of culture shock and adaptation of five Hispanic immigrants in the United States. We will learn about the customs and traditions that they preserve from their country of origin and which ones they have adapted from the United States.