• Chicana
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in collaboration with Southwestern University’s Latina History Project and UT Austin’s Center for Mexican American Studies Presents Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era Book Talk

With contributions from a wide array of scholars and activists, including leading Chicana feminists from the period, this groundbreaking anthology is the first collection of scholarly essays and testimonios that focuses on Chicana organizing, activism, and leadership in the movement years. The essays in Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era (University of Texas Press, 2018) demonstrate how Chicanas enacted a new kind of politica at the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and developed innovative concepts, tactics, and methodologies that in turn generated new theories, art forms, organizational spaces, and strategies of alliance.

Join us at the ESB-MACC for a panel discussion featuring co-editors and contributors Maylei Blackwell, María Eugenia Cotera, Martha P. Cotera, Dionne Espinoza, and Brenda Sendejo. A reception will follow the discussion. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Additional supported provided by the Summerlee Foundation, Southwestern University’s Feminist Studies Program, Latin American and Border Studies Program, and Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the Texas Book Festival, Chingona Fest, and FemBeat. 

For more information about the Latina History Project visit: latinahistoryproject.omeka.net.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking located on site.