Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA

Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA

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Overview

Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA is a timely collection of poetry and prose reflecting on women’s lived experiences and the ways that Latinas address the relationship between gender and social change. Edited by longtime activist, Iris Morales, the authors are poets and activists, educators, artists, and journalists engaged in a variety of work from community organizing to university teaching. The selections illustrate how Latinas understand and resist the gendered conditions of their lives. They expose inequities that Latinas face as women but also by class; race, ethnicity, and national origin; immigration status; social location; and the legacy of history. The volume most closely aligns with the view of feminism as a movement to end sexist oppression, both its institutional and individual manifestations.

The anthology includes a mix of genres: poems, personal narratives, letters, scholarly essays, news articles, excerpts from plays, mission statements, lyrics, and herstories looking across time, generational, and geographic boundaries. Each piece is unique. Together they open a window that reveals a range of Latina perspectives on important contemporary socio-economic-political and cultural concerns, and imaginings for a more humane world.

“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.

The volume is compiled and edited by Iris Morales, an educator, attorney, and writer. She is the author of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: the Young Lords, 1969 through 1976, the first book about the experiences of women in the organization. She is the producer, writer and co-director of the documentary, Palante, Siempre Palante!, the Young Lords, which premiered on national public television in 1996 and continues to be screened in classrooms and community venues across the United States and Puerto Rico. Morales is a graduate of New York University School of Law and holds an MFA in Integrated Media Arts.

The anthology's contributors include a distinguished list of authors: 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, Iris 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996827645
Publisher: Red Sugarcane Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/31/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Iris Morales is a lifelong activist and educator dedicated to human rights and the decolonization of Puerto Rico. Her community activism, and love of history and storytelling, led her to media production, publishing, and writing. Morales is the founder and executive editor of Red Sugarcane Press. She is the author of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women, The Young Lords, 1969 to 1976; this first account of women's experiences in the organization was published in 2016. She is the producer, writer, and co-director of the award-winning documentary, !Palante, Siempre Palante!, The Young Lords, which premiered on national public television in 1996 and continues to introduce audiences to the social justice movements of Puerto Ricans in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s.

Morales is a native New Yorker and holds a JD from New York University Law School and a MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College.

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.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword

Introduction: Latina Activism

Part 1. Who We Are

Raices/Roots

[IM]Migration Journeys. Crossing Borders

PART 2. Gender, Class & Race

Intersectionality

Reclaiming Indigenous & Afro-Latina Identities. Fighting Racism.


  1. Struggles for Human Rights (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer)


PART 3. Fight For Reproductive Justice

PART 4. Sexual Assault, Rape & State Violence

PART 5. Herstories Remembered

PART 6. Save The Earth. Fight For Our Homes

PART 7. Grassroots Organizing & Rebel Imagination

Acknowledgements

Contributors

About CantoMundo

About the Book Cover Artist

About the Editor

About Red Sugarcane Press, Inc.

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