Turning the Tortilla Around: A Poetic Interpretation of Power and Social Class, Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:00-8:30pm, Oakes Learning Center

September 12, 2015

By , Psychology Department 

In "Turning the Tortilla Around:  A Poetic Interpretation of Power and Social Class, or Watsonville Is Not Down There:  Assumptions about Power and Privilege," Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs discusses power, privilege, and poetry.  This free, public lecture illuminates challenges and initiates conversations at multiple levels of the university.

Professor Gutiérrez y Muhs will also give a poetry reading at the the Cabrillo College, Watsonville Center, room A150, on Friday, November 6, 2015.  Doors open at 6:30pm and the reading begins at 7:00pm.  


Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs is a professor of Modern Languages and Women and Gender Studies at Seattle University, member of the Washington State Arts Commission, and editor of
Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia.  Her work with universities addresses issues of power and privilege, especially as related to women, people of color, people of working-class origin, and those who have been othered in academia.  A native of Watsonville and UCSC alumna, she is an internationally recognized poet and keynote presenter.

Click here for the event flyer.


The CLRC is proud to cosponsor this event with the Psychology DepartmentEducational Opportunity Programs, El Centro, Oakes College, Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and the Women's Center