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Chicana Movidas | Book Celebration and Roundtable Discussion
Sunday, March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us for a roundtable discussion to celebrate the publication of Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era. Chicana Movidas is a groundbreaking anthology of scholarly essays and testimonios focused on Chicana organizing, activism, and leadership during the Chicano Movement.
Speakers: Co-editors Dionne Espinoza, María E. Cotera and Maylei Blackwell, along with contributors Martha P. Cotera and Brenda Sendejo.The authors will be available to sign copies of the book afterward, which will be available for purchase during the event.
ABOUT CHICANA MOVIDAS
Edited by Dionne Espinoza, María E. Cotera, and Maylei Blackwell, “Chicana Movidas” includes contributions from a wide array of scholars and activists, including leading Chicana feminists from the period. It is the first collection of scholarly essays and testimonios that focuses on Chicana organizing, activism, and leadership in the movement years. These essays demonstrate how Chicanas enacted a new kind of politica at the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and developed innovative concepts to generate new theories, art, organizational spaces, and strategies of alliance.
These are the technologies of resistance documented in “Chicana Movidas,” a volume that brings together critical biographies of Chicana activists and their bodies of work; essays that focus on understudied organizations, mobilizations, regions, and subjects; examinations of emergent Chicana archives and the politics of collection; and scholarly approaches that challenge the temporal, political, heteronormative, and spatial limits of established Chicano movement narratives. Charting the rise of a field of knowledge that crosses the boundaries of Chicano studies, feminist theory, and queer theory, Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era offers a transgenerational perspective on the intellectual and political legacies of early Chicana feminism.