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

book cover, Chicana Movidas
Participants : 
  • Dr. 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)
  • Dr. María Eugenia Cotera, Associate Professor, American Culture, Latina/o Studies, Women's Studies, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Elena Gutierrez, Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago 
  • Dr. Leticia Wiggins, WOSU Public Media; contributor, “'Women Need to Find Their Voice': Latinas Speak Out in the Midwest, 1972"
  • Dr. Rosie Bermudez, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California - Los Angeles; contributor, "La Causa de los Pobres: Alicia Escalante’s Lived Experiences of Poverty and the Struggle for Economic Justice"
Event Date: 
October 11, 2019
Event Time: 
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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.
book cover, Chicana Movidas

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. Book sales provided by Bookbound. A reception will follow the discussion.

There will be an instant-win raffle at the beginning of the event for 5 free copies of the book! Must be present to win!

Cosponsors: CEW+ Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, Latina/o Studies Program, Women's Studies Department, University Library