Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Chicana Power!

San Antonio Chapter of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio
Social, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and the Women’s
Studies Institute at UTSA

¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the
Chicano Movement
Author Maylei Blackwell and Anna NietoGomez

The first book-length study of women's involvement in the
Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, ¡Chicana
Power! tells the powerful story of the emergence of Chicana
feminism within student and community- based organizations
throughout southern California and the Southwest. As Chicanos
engaged in widespread protest in their struggle for social
justice, civil rights, and self-determination, women in el
movimiento became increasingly militant about the gap between
the rhetoric of equality and the organizational culture
that suppressed women's leadership and subjected women to
chauvinism, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

DATE: Friday, October 7
Time: 7 pm,
Reception Follow
Place: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
922 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX, 78249

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