The 2019 LIC is an annual all-day conference featuring original scholarsip and creative works that deal with Latino/a/x/issues and Latin American Studies.
The conference keynote and lunch is scheduled for 11:30am-1:30pm in the BTSU Lenhart Grand Ballroom. This year's keynote speaker is Ariana Brown. She is a Black Mexican-American poet raised in a working class community in San Antonio, Texas. As a poet, she has also been dubbed a "part-time curandera" (or part-time healer). She has also received two Academy of American Poets Prizes and is a 2014 Collegiate National Poetry Slam Champion. Her work has been featured in journals, including Nepantla, Muzzle, African Voices, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and iMantecal!: an Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets from Arte Publico Press. Her most recent publication in 2016, is messy girl, a chapbook of poems.
Overview of Schedule
8:30 a.m. Check-In for Registered Guests Begins
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Opening Session
9:30 – 10:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:30 – 11:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
1:30 – 1:50 p.m. Signing and Sales by Ariana Brown
1:50 – 2:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:30 – 3:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Roundtable discussion-Proposed Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Latino/a/x Mixer: Hosted by BGSU’s Latino Student Union