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Oaxaca’s Third Gender: Man, Woman, Muxe panel discussion & reception

  • Central Library - Mark Taper Auditorium 630 West 5th Street Los Angeles, CA, 90071 United States (map)

Los Angeles Chapter members RSVP here.

You must reserve a free spot through the Library ALOUD website. RSVP's on Meetup do not guarantee entry.

Let’s get together at the DTLA Central Library to hear this free program discussion about the third gender, the Muxe of Oaxaca.

Featuring: Víctor Cata - Zapotec historian, writer, and linguist; Zackary Drucker - transgender multimedia artist and producer of the Amazon series Transparent; and Maritza Sanchez - Ambassador of Muxes in the Exterior. Moderated by Bamby Salcedo, activist and founder of TransLatin@ Coalition

As the event is likely to fill up, in order to reserve your spot, we strongly encourage you go to the Central Library ALOUD Program website and sign up: http://lfla.org/event/third-gender-man-woman-muxe/?utm_source=ALOUD+list+SUB+members&utm_campaign=dd60e883eb-ALOUD_eAlert_10_20_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f306fbdc39-dd60e883eb-96591317&mc_cid=dd60e883eb&mc_eid=812fef38d5

It’s an easy walk from the 7th metro station. There's a reception after in the courtyard so we can stay and have snacks and wine.

Anthropologists have traced the Meso-American acceptance of people of mixed gender back to pre-Columbian Mexico accounts of Aztec priests and Mayan gods who cross-dressed and were considered both male and female. In the shifting landscape of gender identity, what might we learn from the indigenous Zapotec people of Oaxaca’s isthmus region, who embrace a third gender—the muxe—within their communities? Bamby Salcedo, founder of the Los Angeles-based TransLatin@Coalition moderates a conversation with Victor Cata, Zapotec historian, writer, and linguist; Zackary Drucker, transgender multimedia artist and producer of the Amazon series Transparent; and Maritza Sanchez, Embajadora de los muxes en el exterior (Ambassador of Muxes in the Exterior.) Bilingual program Spanish/English with simultaneous interpretation by Antena Los Ángeles Join us for a post-program reception in the Library’s courtyard!

Tom & Ian