University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Politics of Identity


Authors Virginia Grise and Virgie Tovar explore socioeconomic, political and cultural oppression through their work and the effects on women of color through the lens of body politics and body image.


Panelists
Virginia Grise

From panzas to prisons, from street theatre to large-scale multimedia performances, from princess to chafa – Virginia Grise writes plays that are set in bars without windows, barrio rooftops and lesbian bedrooms....

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Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on weight-based discrimination and body image. She is a contributor for Forbes where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work....

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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
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