Performance: Petrona de la Cruz Cruz presents "Dulces y amargos sueños"
Bittersweet Dreams, a performance by Petrona de la Cruz Cruz, relates the story of a Mayan girl from the Chiapas highlands who overcomes obstacles and traumas to find personal peace and creative fulfillment.
Petrona de la Cruz Cruz is a Tzotzil Mayan playwright and actor from Tzinacantan, Chiapas. She is a founding member of FOMMA (Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya), an organization that uses theater to empower indigenous women. She won the Rosario Castellanos Chiapas Prize for Literature in 1992 and has served as a state advisor for human rights in Mexico.
This event is organized the the UCLA Latin American Institute and co-sponsored by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.
This event is free and open to the public.
This performance will be in Spanish and English and contains explicit references to sexual violence.