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Travesti and Trans Latina Activism – From the Streets to the Screen

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Please note: you must register for each event separately via Zoom; you cannot register via Eventbrite. Zoom registration links for each event are located below in the “Event Schedule” section.

Travesti and Trans Latina Activism – From the Streets to the Screen

This two-part mini-lecture and film series explores the connections among social movements led by travestis, trans latinas and transgender and gender non-binary people across the Americas. The series features keynote speakers and activists Indianarae Siqueira and Bamby Salcedo alongside two films that reflect upon their experiences: Aconchego da tua Mãe/Your Mother’s Comfort (2020) and Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story (2014).


Indianarae Siqueira is a renowned travesti activist who ran for public office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Siqueira helped found Casa Nem, a shelter and political hub for vulnerable travestis and other LGBTQ residents.

Bamby Salcedo is an internationally acclaimed activist, community organizer and educator as the President and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition.

Event Schedule (Registration via Zoom Links Below):

2/25/21: Indianarae Siqueira/Aconchego da tua Mãe/Your Mother’s Comfort

  • Thursday February 18th – Thursday, February 25th: View on your own film streaming of Aconchego da tua Mãe/Your Mother’s Comfort (2020). [Director: Adam Golub, Columbia University School of Journalism alumni]
  • Thursday, February 25th 4:00pm-5:30pm: Keynote: Indianarae Siqueira, Founder of Casa Nem (Rio de Janeiro) in conversation with Dr. Daniel da Silva, researcher of Lus-Afro-Brazilian gender, sexuality, and performance, and Professor of Portuguese at Rutgers University. Event in Portuguese and English with Live Interpretation.

To register for the February 25th Keynote Webinar and access the film link to stream, visit: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l-W958fLRbKbg6wrwMimfw

3/11/21: Bamby Salcedo/Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story

  • Thursday, March 4th – Thursday, March 11th: View on your own film streaming of Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story (2014). [Director: Dante Alencastre, Columbia University Arts & Sciences alumni]
  • Thursday, March 11th 4:00pm-5:30pm – Keynote: Bamby Salcedo, CEO of TransLatin@ Coalition in conversation with Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chair of Social Science & Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute

To register for the March 11th Keynote Webinar and access the film link to stream, visit: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8q_221cMSdefTD1JCZPx3g

View On Your Own Film Streaming:

A link to screen the film on your own prior to its associated Keynote Webinar will be provided in a reminder email you will receive from Zoom one week prior to the associated event start date. Each film will be made available for a period of one week prior to the event date of its associated Keynote Webinar, and information will be provided for how to access the film during this time period. Viewing of the films is encouraged, but not required, for attendance at each Keynote Webinar.

Co-Presented with the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the Queer Aqui Working Group at the Columbia Center for the Study of Social Difference, the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University, the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University, the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University, Global South Center at Pratt Institute, & Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro




The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
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