Chicanas Movidas: New Narratives of Activism in the Movement Era // San Jose

Public · Hosted by SJSU Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and SCC Office of Women’s Policy
Thursday at 12 PM – 2 PM
SJSU King Library
One Washington Square, San Jose, California 95192

SJSU Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies in collaboration with the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy present:

Chicanas Movidas! This WGSS event brings together 3 generations of scholars, artists, and activists to discuss the hidden stories of struggle and subversive Chicana strategies of coalition, difference, and community-building that subtly transformed Chicana/o social movements from the inside out.

Our speakers are the editors and contributors of the recent book by UT press, Chicanas Movidas:
• Maylei Blackwell, Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
• Maria Cotera, American Culture/Latina/o Studies, University of Michigan
• Osa Hidalgo de la Riva, Filmmaker, Poet, and Scholar Activist
• Anna Nieto Gomez, Scholar/Activist
• Susana L. Gallardo, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, San Jose State University
• Deanna Romero, Activist/Healer

The event is intended to inform students and audience members of the hidden and subversive histories of these social movements, as well as model the power of community-engaged scholarship.

Many of these histories are centered in the bay area and give context to the famed collaboration of two Chicana lesbian feminists, Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúas in editing This Bridge Called My Back.

Participants will discuss the strategies, organizations, and individual women that moved within and between the social movements of the period, and also the ways in which these “Chicana movidas” constituted technologies of subversion and resistance that can speak to the profound challenges of the contemporary moment.

The aim of the discussion is to illuminate the ways in which the social movements of the past can offer spiritual, theoretical and creative avenues for engaging ongoing and emerging sites of resistance.

Please join us! Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase