Oaxaca’s Third Gender: Man, Woman, Muxe @ Aloud, Los Angeles [14 November]

Oaxaca’s Third Gender: Man, Woman, Muxe

19:30 - 21:30

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630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, California 90071
Oaxaca’s Third Gender: Man, Woman, Muxe
Víctor Cata, Bamby Salcedo, Maritza Sanchez
Moderated by Zachary Drucker
ALOUD at Central Library

Anthropologists have traced the Meso-American acceptance of people of mixed gender back to pre-Columbian Mexico accounts of Aztec priests and Mayan gods who cross-dressed and were considered both male and female. In the shifting landscape of gender identity, what might we learn from the indigenous Zapotec people of Oaxaca’s isthmus region, who embrace a third gender—the muxe—within their communities? Zackary Drucker, transgender multimedia artist and producer of the Amazon series Transparent moderates a conversation with Victor Cata, Zapotec historian, writer, and linguist; Bamby Salcedo, founder of the Los Angeles-based [email protected]; and Maritza Sanchez, Embajadora de los muxes en el exterior (Ambassador of Muxes in the Exterior.)

Bilingual program Spanish/English with simultaneous interpretation by Antena Los Ángeles

Join us for a post-program reception in the Library’s courtyard!

This program is produced as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

RSVP at lfla.org/aloud or call 213.292.6254.

FREE/ Reservations Recommended

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As most ALOUD at Central Library programs are free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Space permitting, unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at approximately 7 PM.

*Note: online reservations for this program have reached capacity so we are no longer accepting reservations. You are welcome to try the standby line on the night of the program- standby numbers are given out on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6:30 PM. We do not take names in advance for standby.

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