Panel Discussion on Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico: Portraits of Soldaderas, Saints, and Subversives

Thursday, March 18, 2021
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (CT)
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The new book Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico: Portraits of Soldaderas, Saints, and Subversives, edited by Kathy Sosa, Ellen Riojas Clark and Jennifer Speed, with a Foreword by Dolores Huerta, and an Afterword by Norma Elia Cantú, is a compilation of “moving portraits of eighteen women from Texas and Mexico who revolutionized their worlds.” 

Part 1 (12:30 to 1:15pm) focuses on the book. Panelists include the following contributors:

  • Jennifer Speed, Ph.D., Research Development Strategist, Office of the Dean for Research, Princeton University
  • Kathy Sosa, artist, educator, and documentary producer
  • Elaine Ayala, Metro columnist for the San Antonio Express-News
  • Cristina Devereaux Ramírez, Ph.D., Program Director for the Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English (RCTE) graduate program in the Department of English, University of Arizona

Part 2 (1:15 to 2:00pm) Emerging Research on Revolutionary Women

  • 30 minutes on "Revolutionary Women" from the research of StMU grad students
  • Gwyn Hartung on Emma Tenayuca (mapping project based on brand-new findings heretofore untold-ex. She attended StMU for one year!, she was a basketball and volleyball star, etc.)
  • Edgar Velazquez on Transgressive Women in borderlands literature
  • Cristal Mendez on Latina teens in 1980-90s Los Angeles who organized pop culture alternatives to public education wasteland
  • 15 minutes shout-out to other local "Revolutionary Women" research
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