Lectures and Workshops

Trailblazer: Poetry With Yesika Salgado & Featuring Aman Batra, Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe, & Rhiannon McGavin

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

Free with advance registration.

About the Event

Please note that this event is SOLD OUT, though please check the registration link above as space may become available due to cancellations. If you have registered and can no longer attend, please use the EventBrite link in your confirmation email to cancel to make room for other guests

“what if the ending is this: 
the man leaves or stays or never shows up  
and the women does not blink an eye 
instead, lives a full life” 
—Yesika Salgado  

Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles-based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city, and, in her words, her “fat brown body.” For this installment of Trailblazer, we asked Salgado to curate a night of poetry featuring female writers. Hear works from local poets that demonstrate the ways that women act as history and culture keepers, and the dynamic place of women in L.A.’s history. Salgado, along with Aman Batra, Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe, and Rhiannon McGavin will inspire you to tell your own story.  

Trailblazer is a program series presented in conjunction with the Autry’s exhibition What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives. The series aims to highlight innovative women, past and present, who use storytelling as a way to share a wide-range of experiences and history of people in California.