October 10, 2000 Geneva, NY-“A Casa of My Own,” the third in a series of six discussions hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges through the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, will feature Judith Ortiz Cofer and be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 23, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the HWS campus. A morning seminar discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, in Room 212, Demarest Hall.
Cofer, a native of Puerto Rico, will speak on bi-culturalism and the creative process through her belief in freedom of expression. Cofer has written several books, including An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio, The Latin Deli, The Line of the Sun, and Silent Dancing. The Rockefeller Foundation awarded her a 1999 residency at the Bellagio, Italy, Conference Center. She is a professor of English and creative writing at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia, in Athens, Ga.
The Fisher Center brings together faculty, students, and experts in gender-related fields to explore gender and sexuality in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences, in an effort to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society.
This presentation is open to the public and free of charge.