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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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CO-SPONSORED SESSION: San Diego’s Chicano Park and Its Mural Paintings

Call for Papers: 

Building on the AAR’s theme focused on “creating, redefining, and expanding spheres of public discourse," we invite papers on San Diego’s Chicano Park and its mural paintings. This multi-unit co-sponsored session will likely be supplemented by a separate tour to the site. In 1970 Chicano Park emerged through the efforts of community activists responding to the fracture and displacement of Chicanx communities caused by the construction of the Interstate 5 freeway in the barrio of Logan Heights. On this freeway’s pillars, Chicano Park displays one of the largest assemblages of public murals in North America, inspired by Chicanx history. In 2018, the San Diego Tribune described the space as a “battleground” for cultural identity between right wing groups waving American flags and Chicanx groups waving flags of Aztlan. We welcome papers from multiple disciplinary vantage points. We are particularly interested in proposals that take an ecological approach by engaging both the manner in which the contested space informs religious/spiritual identities and practices and the manner in which Chicanx spiritualities have influenced this built environment.

Co-sponsored by the Anthropology of Religion Unit; Ecclesial Practices Unit; Latina/o Religion, Culture and Society Unit; Native Traditions in the Americas Unit; Religion and Cities; Religions in the Latin Americas Unit; Religion, Memory, History Unit; and SBL Latina/o and Latin American Biblical Interpretation Unit

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee