Cafecito con Carmelo Esterrich: Star Wars Multiverse
5:00 pm EDT
Join Professor Carmelo Esterrich and Professor Bayram Gascot Hernández on Star Wars Day (May the 4th!) at 4 PM EST for un Cafecito con… Carmelo Esterrich: Star Wars Multiverse. Moderated by Centro Outreach and Partnership Manager (and resident Star Wars fan), Rosa Cruz, Cordero this Cafecito con will explore Esterrich’s latest book, Star Wars Multiverse, and how the rich complex story that is Star Wars goes beyond epic space battles between good and evil. Drawing from a full range of Star Wars media, including comics, television, children’s books, and fan films, Professor Esterrich explores how these stories set in a galaxy far far away reflect issues that hit closer to home on such topics as authoritarianism, colonialism, xenophobia, sexuality, and gender norms. Professors Esterrich and Gascot Hernández will explore how being Puerto Rican places one in the socio-political intersection of class, political oppression, empire, colonialism, rebellion, and war and how Star Wars is an ideal mirror for the current turmoil in Puerto Rico. The panelists will also share their experience of teaching Star Wars in the United States and Puerto Rico, respectively and perspectively. This event will be streamed via Zoom and Centro’s Facebook, and will have bilingual translation. We’ll see you there and May the Force be with you!
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