Víctor Cata, Maritza Sanchez, Bamby Salcedo
Moderated by Zackary Drucker
November 14, 2017

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? Bamby Salcedo, founder of the Los Angeles-based TransLatin@Coalition will join in a conversation with Victor Cata, Zapotec historian, writer, and linguist; Zackary Drucker, transgender multimedia artist and producer of the Amazon series Transparent; and Maritza Sanchez, Embajadora de los muxes en el exterior (Ambassador of Muxes in the Exterior.)

Simultaneous interpretation provided by Antena Los Ángeles.

This program was produced as part of The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

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