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.