Connections to the past and to each other have been severed by dark forces that made us forget who we are and where we’ve come from. Set in the future where borders as we once knew them on Earth no longer exist, join our host/captain Maya as she travels through the ether to unite a crew of healers, artists, shapeshifters and timekeepers using prayers, poetry, movement and performance to uncover what became of the Central American Diaspora.
Kimberlynn Acevedo AKA DJ Femme Papi
Jose Richard Aviles
Celia Sagastume and more
Maya Chinchilla, author of “The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética,” is a Guatemalan writer, educator and media maker. She teaches as a lecturer at UC Davis and other colleges in Chicana/o Latino/a/x Studies, creative writing and LGBTQ studies. She is the editor of the forthcoming “CentroMariconadas,” an anthology of queer and trans Central American writing. Drawing on a tradition of truth-telling and poking fun at the wounds we carry, Maya writes and performs poetry exploring themes of historical memory, family, tenderness, sexuality, and alternative futures. Currently she is co-host of the “Trek Table”-A weekly sci-fi podcast holding “Star Trek Space” for women of color and their allies.
June 14, 2021