As part of the ongoing programming of Toward Common Cause, Conversations/Platicas will feature the MacArturos, a self-organized group founded in 1995 by Latino MacArthur Fellows committed to providing cultural and intellectual events in regional Latino communities. This Platicas series will bring together four MacArturos, Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains, Maria Varela, Sandra Cisneros, and Guillermo Gomez-Peña
Presented in conjunction with Toward Common Cause, these conversations or platicas engage in a variety of topics including, the arts, community transformation, cultural performance, and political history.
This event is free and open to the public. Tune in to Lumpen.tv for the livestream, presented by Toward Common Cause media partner Public Media Institute.
This event is co-presented by the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago in collaboration with the MacArturos, a self-organized collective of MacArthur Fellows who have since 1995 presented cultural and intellectual events in Latino regional communities.