Fem Flicks Series: A CRUSHING LOVE | Women's & Gender Studies

Fem Flicks Series: A CRUSHING LOVE

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 16:00
Event Location: 
Media Library

A Crushing Love: Chicanas, Motherhood and Activism

A CRUSHING LOVE, Sylvia Morales' sequel to her groundbreaking history of Chicana women, CHICANA (1979), honors the achievements of five activist Latinas--labor organizer/farm worker leader Dolores Huerta, author/educator Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, writer/playwright/educator Cherrie Moraga, civil rights advocate Alicia Escalante, and historian/writer Martha Cotera - and considers how these single mothers managed to be parents and effect broad-based social change at the same time. (2009, 58 min.)

Watch a clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVU_t1RbaNY

The screening will be followed by a discussion session conducted by Sandra Mendiola Garcia.

Dr. Mendiola Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and UNT's Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies Program. Her research focuses on Latin American History, Mexican History, and Labor and Gender.

Fem Flicks is a film series spotlighting women's issues. Fem Flicks is presented by the Multicultural Center, the Media Library, and the Women's Studies Program.

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