Conference Schedule 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Fairy Tales for Truth and Justice with Sarah Rafael García
Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Human Rights, Mixed Genre, Short Stories, Social Justice
Tags: Fairy Tales, Folklore
About the Session
In this writing workshop, we’ll discuss SanTana's Fairy Tales and blend Mexican folklore and folktales with themes such as gentrification & xenophobia to present stories with Mexican, Chicanx & white characters. Get ready to incorporate a historical character profile and social justice topic with the structure of a contemporary fairy tale. In “The Carousel’s Lullaby,” the city’s 19th-century founder reappears as a ghost, still fighting for white supremacy, while “Hector and Graciela,” the story of Hansel & Gretel is transformed into a tale of children left behind when ICE seizes their parents. The workshop leads participants to craft their own modern fairytales.