UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement
By MAYLEI BLACKWELL
Discussants include Dr. Robin Kelley (History, UCLA) along with Hijas de Cuauhtémoc members Anna NietoGomez and Sylvia Castillo
Thursday, NOVEMBER 17, 2011,
UC L A Chicano Studies Research Center Library,
HAINES H A L L 144
Book Signing and Reception to Follow
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. Based on rich oral histories and extensive archival research, Maylei Blackwell analyzes the struggles over gender and sexuality within the Chicano Movement and illustrates how those struggles produced new forms of racial consciousness, gender awareness, and political identities. Books available for purchase at the event.
Co-Sponsored by the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, MALCS de UCLA, the Center for Oral History Research, the Center for the Study of Women, and the UCLA Library.
Free and open to the public.