UntitledWinona State University will host “AIDS Knows No Borders: Activist Rhetoric Against the US Ban on HIV + Immigrations” with Karma Chávez at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, in Stark Hall room 106.

Chávez is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Arts and affiliate in the Program in Chican@ and Latin@ Studies and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Chávez will examine the key rhetorical strategies AIDs activists used to challenge US immigration laws during 1990s protests.

Chávez is co-editor of Standing in the Intersection: Feminist Choices, Feminist Practices and author of Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities. Chávez is also a member of the radical queer collective Against Equality, organizer for LGBT Books to Prisoners, and a host of the radio program “A Public Affair” on Madison’s community radio station.

Chávez will also hold a workshop on “LGBT Books to Prisoners” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the Kryzsko Student Activity Center.

For more information contact Mary Jo Klinker at MKlinker@winona.edu.

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