Date & Time
Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pláticas (Spanish for “talks”), a term we learned from the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, are self-organized conversation spaces. We encourage conference attendees to gather by self-organizing in our Pláticas Zoom room. Pláticas can take many forms, such as continuing conversations or reflections from previous sessions, caucuses for identity-specific groups, or coming together for new topics and discussions. Breakout rooms will be available for Pláticas on Tuesday, February 1st, from 1–5pm CST. 

To propose a Pláticas topic: Fill out this Google form by 11am CST on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The form will ask for basic information about your proposed Plática (such as title and brief description) so that folks will be able to decide which Plática to join.

To participate in Pláticas: Join us in the Virtual Event Hub on Tuesday, February 1st, from 1 –5pm CST. From there, you will join the main Pláticas Zoom room, where all proposed Pláticas sessions will be posted. You can then select the Plática of your choice and join the Zoom Breakout room at that time.

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1) Topic -- Sustainable practices (foodways, seedsaving, stewardship) as an art partner: Discussion of foodways - care for the earth and the body, from planting seeds to harvesting relationships - as a practice that goes hand in hand with artistic practice.
Proposed by Ed Bourgeois, Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP), Western Arts Alliance

2) Topic -- Digital and International and local to Bay Area: The digital space where we can all connect
Proposed by Claudia Alick, Calling Up Justice

3) Topic -- Staging the Anti-Immigrant Hysteria: The Rio Grande Border Concentration Camps have not been closed, and Biden's grade on the Immigration Crisis after a year is D plus at best for most activists engaged in challenging the now 20-year anti-immigrant hysteria that has gripped this country since the tragedy of 9/11. What NPN artists and arts organization are engaged in addressing this dehumanization of our national immigrant communities?
Proposed by Jose Torres-Tama