Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era

October 11, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)

Participants :
  • Maylei Blackell, Associate Professor, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, Women’s Studies Department, and affiliated faculty in the American Indian Studies and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • María Eugenia Cotera, Associate Professor, American Culture, Latina/o Studies, Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
  • Elena Gutierrez, Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Virginia Martinez, Attorney and Chicana activist, Chicago
Event Accessibility:
The main entrance to the North Building — off the Diag — is equipped with ramps and automated doors (NOTE: ramps do not meet ADA Design Guidelines). The entrance to the South Building — off South University Avenue — has no incline, and has automated doors. Gender-neutral restrooms are available on the third through sixth floors of the library.

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 in honor of Latinx Heritage Month for a panel discussion featuring co-editors and contributors Maylei Blackell, María Eugenia Cotera, Elena Gutierrez, and Virginia Martinez.

Book sales and a reception will follow the discussion.