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Raquel: A Gender and Human Rights Performance and Discussion

March 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In a desire to promote freedom, diversity, and inclusion using art to stimulate critical thinking, Open Scene will produce “RAQUEL,” the tale of a Latinx cis woman who lost her transgender partner in the hands of police brutality. Following the production, guest scholars and specialists from across Florida will lead the audience through a reflection on narration as an exploratory means to work on the relationship between gender identity and human rights. Enjoy this thrilling play and join in for the post-show discussion.

This event is free to attend, and will be streamed live online on Open Scene’s Youtube channel. ASL INTERPRETER & ENGLISH AUDIO ARE AVAILABLE. Funding for this program is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Open Scene. En el afán de promover la libertad, la diversidad y la inclusión, utilizando el arte para estimular el pensamiento crítico, Open Scene produce “Raquel”, la historia de una mujer cis latina que pierde a su pareja transgénero a manos de violencia policial. Al terminar la presentación, académicos y especialistas invitados de toda Florida, guiarán a la audiencia a través de una reflexión sobre la narrativa como medio exploratorio para trabajar la relación entre identidad de género y derechos humanos. Disfruta esta poderosa obra, y acompáñanos a la discusión post-show. El evento es de entrada libre, y será transmitido en vivo a través del canal de Youtube de Open Scene. INTÉRPRETE DE ASL y AUDIO EN INGLÉS disponibles.

Los fondos para este programa provienen en parte de una subvención obtenida a través del programa de Proyectos Comunitarios de Florida Humanities en colaboración con Open Scene.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

March 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm -
March 3, 2022 @ 9:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Carrie Sue Ayvar, International Storyteller; Lisa Nalbone, Ph.D., Associate Professor,Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Central Florida; Tatiana Quiroga, Come out with Pride Executive Director; Claudia Vargas Vega, author of Raquel
Event Fee:
Event Type:
Combination of in-person and virtual/online
Event Registration Link:
View on YouTube

Event Contact:

Thamara Bejarano
(786) 487-4393

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