Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA:

Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA:

by Iris Morales
Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA:

Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA:

by Iris Morales


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Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA is a timely collection of poetry and prose reflecting on lived experiences as women as well as by class, race, ethnicity, and immigration status. The anthology's 40 contributors are poets, activists, educators, artists, and journalists engaged in a variety of activities from workplace organizing to university teaching. They range in age from their twenties to their sixties and live in communities across the US. Together their writings open a window into Latina perspectives on contemporary socio-economic-political and cultural issues, activism, and imaginings for a more humane world.

The anthology includes a mix of genres: poems, personal narratives, blog posts, letters, scholarly essays, artwork, mission statements, excerpts from plays, lyrics, and herstories, looking across time, generational and geographic boundaries. Each piece is unique. They illustrate both diversity and unity, and are most closely aligned with an understanding of feminism as a movement to end sexist oppression--both its institutional and individual manifestations.

"This anthology is especially urgent in a moment marked by the "silence breakers" . . . and the simultaneous silencing of women of color within these narratives. Latinas, in particular, have much to teach us as we face escalated attacks on Latinx immigrants, the U.S.-fueled crisis in Puerto Rico, and the misogyny that guides legislation against health care...." Dr. Deborah Paredez, Co-Director and Co-Founder of CantoMundo, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Writing Program at Columbia University, and author of This Side of Skin and Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996827690
Publisher: Red Sugarcane Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/07/2018
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 826,566
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA is compiled and edited by Iris Morales, an educator and activist whose work focuses on issues of social justice and the decolonization of Puerto Rico. Morales is the author of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women, the Young Lords, 1969 through 1976, the first book detailing the experiences of women in the Young Lords Party. Her documentary about the Young Lords, Palante, Siempre Palante!, premiered on national public television in 1996 and continues to introduce audiences to Puerto Rican activist movements of the 1960s and 70s in the U.S. Morales is a graduate of New York University School of Law and holds an MFA in Integrated Media Arts.

Contributors include Amanda Alcantara, Gloria Amescua, Nia Andino, Tania Asili, Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Ariana Brown, Rosa Clemente, Karla Cordero, Johanna Fernández, Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández, Marisa Franco, Katherine Garcia, Claudia Sofia Garriga López, Magdalena Gómez, Jessica González-Rojas, Ysabel Y. González, Nancy Lorenza Green, Elena Gutíerrez, Jennicet Gutíerrez, Leticia Hernández-Linares, Karen Jaime, Aurora Levins Morales, Stephanie Llanes, Jennifer Maritza McCauley, Florencia Milito, Lenina Nadal, Myrna Nieves, Emily Perez, Mónica Ramírez, Raquel Reichard Carmen Rivera, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Dominque Salas, Aida Salazar, Ruth Irupé Sanabria, Norma Liliana Valdez, Liliana Valenzuela, Vickie Vértiz, and Anjela Villarreal Ratliff.

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