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August Volunteer Opportunities!

Volunteers play a vital role in the heart and soul of our programs, and generous individuals in our communities and beyond - like you - who assist in Galería’s ongoing calendar of events, gallery production, and administrative assistance make a world of difference.

By joining us as a volunteer, you get to experience the organization from both a free and exciting behind-the-scenes viewpoint, as well as interact with a community of arts appreciators!

If you are interested in volunteering at Galería, please email volunteer@galeriadelaraza.org with what opportunity interests you, subject line “I want to volunteer at ____________” (name of opportunity). Volunteers receive an orientation and walk-through of all gallery venues on their first day of volunteering.

Events: 

Lunada Literary Lounge: Season Closer!

Monday, August 7

Volunteer Shift, 5:00 - 10:30pm

Details: Voted Best Literary Night of 2016 by the SF Bay Guardian, LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Volunteers will assist Lunada curator, Sandra Garcia Rivera, and Galería de la Raza staff in event set up, break down, and program support.

Opening Reception: Queerly Tèhuäntin, Cuir Us

Friday, August 11

Volunteer Shift, 4:30 - 10:30 PM

Details

Galería de la Raza presents Queerly Tèhuäntin | Cuir Us, a visual dialogue across borders and generations about the ongoing struggle to be simultaneously Mexican or Chicanx and queer, that is, to be who we are.  To be queerly tehuantin, Nahuatl for "us".  To be queerly us, queer or cuir - as the term is increasingly used in Spanish-in the sense of nonconventional sexualities and non-normative gender expressions. 
Volunteers will be supporting Galería de la Raza staff with finishing touches of the exhibition and executing the public program.


Ongoing:

 

Queerly Tèhuäntin, Cuir Us | Gallery Attendant

Saturday, August 12 - October 1

Volunteer Shift, 12:00 - 6:00pm 

Details:

 Gallery attendant will engage with visitors on the issues surrounding this exhibition as well as provide staff support when needed. Shifts take place during the gallery's operational hours, which are Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00pm. 
Galería de la Raza presents Queerly Tèhuäntin | Cuir Us, a visual dialogue across borders and generations about the ongoing struggle to be simultaneously Mexican or Chicanx and queer, that is, to be who we are.  To be queerly tehuantin, Nahuatl for "us".  To be queerly us, queer or cuir - as the term is increasingly used in Spanish-in the sense of nonconventional sexualities and non-normative gender expressions. 


The LGBTQ and feminist movements that emerged in the 1970s in Mexico and among Chicanxs in the United States faced many formidable challenges.  Not least of these was how to transform a cultural politics of national/ethnic identity that rested discursively on patriarchal constructs of heterosexism and machismo, narrowly defined womanhood, and rigid binaries of gender and sexuality. Activist art proved to be one of the movements' most effective tools for producing counterhegemonic discourses about gender and sexuality. We pay tribute to the many brave artists on both sides of the border who continue to engage the question of what it means to be queerly tèhuäntin, cuir us.

 

 

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