Join us on April 8th at 3:30 PM, following the 2 PM matinee, for an in-depth panel discussion into the themes and topics of Los Otros. Hosted by guest moderator, Kimberly Moffitt.
Tickets to this event are FREE with a reservation
OTHERING AND BELONGING
How do we maintain the culturally curious and openness from childhood into adulthood? Los Otros portrays these experiences in a compelling way, subtly rendering the forces that turn our view of those who differ as “not one of us.” The depictions of Lillian and Carlos are startlingly relevant to today’s real-world socially segregated climate. How do we transcend the problem of “othering” and reach toward inclusiveness and belonging, love and family?
Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt (Howard University) is associate professor in the Departments of American Studies and the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. program and affiliate associate professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She has published three co-edited volumes, including Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair and Body Politics in Africana Communities (Hampton Press, 2010), The Obama Effect: Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign (SUNY Press, 2010) and The 1980s: A Transitional Decade? (Lexington Books, 2011). She also has a forthcoming edited volume on the popular television series, Scandal. Dr. Moffitt often writes op-ed articles for The Baltimore Sun and is a frequent guest on local public radio programs (WYPR, and WEAA’s Marc Steiner Show).
Katie Miller is a 2016 OSI, Baltimore Community Fellow. Her fellowship aims to address issues of food access and food justice within the Latinx community in collaboration with CASA, an immigrant advocacy organization. She currently coordinates two food justice-focused afterschool programs that partner student groups with corner stores. Additionally, Katie is developing a training model for food entrepreneurs that will be utilized at a new center CASA will be opening in Baltimore in the next few years. Given the recent change in political climate for immigrant communities nationwide, Katie is also supporting the build out of Sanctuary and Ally Networks in Baltimore.
Edgar Reyes is a multimedia artist based in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. His work is a reflection of his personal experience as an undocumented youth in the United States. Reyes earned his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and has taught at non-profits and private institutions. Through his creative programming interests and abilities, he nurtures the development of youth-driven arts-based leadership initiatives, that advocate how art and design can assist in self-expression and easing of cultural tensions. His art practice highlights the beauty of being Mexican American, yet questions his national and cultural traditions. Like many other Chicano Artist he challenges social norms to bring forth awareness of what it means to be Latino.
Scott Patterson is a pianist and composer of incomparable talent. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review describes Patterson’s playing as, “a masterly blend of virtuosity, singing style and beautiful voicing.” His blend of classical, soul and rock music is futuristic, emotive and luxuriant. He is also co-founder and Artistic Director of Afro House, a music-driven performance art house based in Baltimore, MD. At the center of Afro House stands the Astronaut Symphony. Led by Scott Patterson this contemporary music ensemble creates symphonic performance art pieces, such as Patterson’s sci-fi tone poem Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribe.