Re:Location Free Online Premiere Episode 2 Carmen Rodriguez

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Re:Location Free Online Premiere Episode 2 Carmen Rodriguez

February 15, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Follow this video series about art, migration, identity, and transformation. Five master artists relate the highs and lows of integrating to Canadian life, while retaining their Latin American identities. Each free online premiere relates a relocation journey of a major Latin American artist, and how the transition from home country to Canada informed their visions and accomplishments.

How are their two homes different? What transformations and challenges are unique to the Canadian experience, and the experiences of artists? In what ways do they feel themselves to be different—from the way they were before, from their peers in their native country, and from other Canadian artists? Re:Location brings the works and thoughts of Latin American cultural workers in Canada to a wider audience, creates a sense of pride and belonging to new generations of Latin Americans in Canada, and gives Canadians at large a broader view of their own ever-evolving society.

Episode 2 – Carmen Rodriguez

Author of two novels, a bilingual volume of poetry, and a collection of short stories, Chilean-Canadian writer Carmen Rodríguez found in words the way to express her ideas about exile, migration, and resistance.

Her work as a journalist and educator, first in Chile and then in Canada, and the fact that she was forced to leave her home country after the 1973 military coup, deeply affected her creative output.

Her journey to Canada began in 1974. Since then, she has been reinventing herself, going from being an educator, an activist, a reporter and a writer-in-residence to a mother of two finding her way in Vancouver. Her many roles led her to tell stories about women, Latin Americans, immigrants and marginalized communities, first in Spanish and later also in English. Carmen recently became VLACC’s Honorary Elder and is one of the most notable Latin American writers in Canada.

Follow the story of this woman of acute words and generous deeds. Her ideas can be found in ‘Guerra Prolongada / Protracted War’ (Women’s Press, 1992), a bilingual volume of poetry; ‘A body to remember with/De Cuerpo Entero’ (Arsenal Pulp Press / Editorial Los Andes, 1997), a collection of short stories; and her novels ‘Retribution’ (Women’s Press Literary, 2011), and ‘Atacama’ (Roseway publishing, 2021).

If you liked Re:Location, our documentary series, consider making a donation! The Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre (VLACC) is a nonprofit organization that celebrates cultural diversity by sharing Latin American culture.





February 15, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Vancouver, B.C. Canada