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CSCRE Discussion Series talk titled “Mexican-American Curanderismo: Care and the Counterstance in the Borderlands” with Israel Dominguez

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Ithaca College, Clark Lounge in Campus Center

At its heart, curanderismo of the US-Mexico borderlands is a healing tradition concerned with restoring and maintaining spiritual and physical balance. Utilizing the work of Gloria Anzaldúa—specifically her concepts of nepantla and “the counterstance”—as a theoretical lens, we can examine curanderismo in the contemporary and examine how it offers a decolonizing politics of care.