Work of Estrella Torrez, RCAH professor, recognized by LGBT Resource Center's Intersections Award

On Sunday, April 22, 2012, the LBGT Resource Center presented the Intersections Award to Dr. Estrella Torrez, professor in the Residential College in Arts and Humanities, and Dr. Juan Javier Pescador, professor in the department of history, for their outstanding work addressing intersections of sexuality, gender, race and culture.

The Intersections Project is an initiative of the LBGT Resource Center funded by a grant from the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.  Pescador and Torrez are the first recipients of the Intersections Award from the LBGT Resource Center. 

Dr. Pescador and Dr. Torrez developed and lead a campus and community collaboration to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Under the thoughtful guidance of Pescador and Torrez, this year’s activities engaged diverse communities in collectively honoring victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes. Through a series of powerful events, the experience of navigating multiple and concurrent marginalized identities in the US context was explored.