An Evening with Yalitza Aparicio
Yalitza Aparicio, actor, teacher, and activist was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in the 2018 award-winning Mexican film Roma. The Newhouse Center invites Professors Irene Mata (Women and Gender Studies), and Codruta Morari (Cinema and Media Studies) to interview Ms. Aparacio about her work in Mexican cinema, her responses to overnight global fame, and her subsequent wide-ranging social justice activism. Screenings of Roma will be held prior to the event.
Born in 1993 in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico, Ms. Aparicio, a primary school teacher, answered a call for Alfonso Cuarón’s highly stylized story of childhood, Roma. Since the day she was cast as a housekeeper in the role of Cleo, Ms. Aparicio has intentionally used her new platform to advocate for gender equality, indigenous rights, and labor rights for domestic workers. The first indigenous woman to appear on the cover of Vogue Mexico, Ms. Aparicio is also the first indigenous woman nominated for an Academy Award and the second Mexican woman ever nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress.
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