Category Archives: Gender Studies

Obamacare: Greed and Health Care Gap

In the John Grisham’s  1995 novel The Rainmaker, Rudy Baylor, a graduate from Memphis State Law School, is about to take the bar. While waiting for the bar results, he becomes an ambulance chaser. One of his clients is a poor family, Dot and … Continue reading

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The Great American Chastity Belt: The Obsession to Control Our Minds

The chastity belt is symbolic of how society controls minorities and the poor; it extends to higher education where the chastity belt controls the memory of students.  It is a metaphor for society’s obsession to control everything from the vagina to … Continue reading

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Obsidian Blades: Decolonizing Poetry for the Liberation of Indigenous Women in Occupied Amerikkka

This is a compilation of poems that I have written over the last decade. As a teenager I was given the honor to become part of the Mexica Movement and to begin my decolonization process. With each lesson learned and … Continue reading

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Chicano Moratorium Event at Benjamin Franklin Library in Boyle Heights 6pm on August 29, 2013

El 29 de agosto de 1970 la protesta Chicano moratoria contra la guerra de Vietnam tuvo lugar en el este de Los Angeles. Sobre 20,000 Chicana/os protestaron contra la guerra de Estados Unidos en Vietnam y la alta tasa de … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Heteropatriarchal Institutional Violence and the Future of Chican@ Studies

Call For Papers: Heteropatriarchal Institutional Violence and the Future of Chican@ Studies The MALCS Subcommittee on Institutional Violence has been organizing to address the many ways institutional violence against Chicanas and queer and trans Chican@s persists in colleges and universities … Continue reading

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In Celebration of 1 Billion Rising Against Sexual Violence

To quote Fredrick Douglas: “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which … Continue reading

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Print & Distribute 4th Edition of Borderlands/La Frontera

About this project We are Aunt Lute Books, a nonprofit press, focused on bringing the voices of women, particularly queer women and women of color, to publication. This is our 30th year; it is also the 25th anniversary of our … Continue reading

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Betita Martinez

Betita Martinez, lifelong social justice activist, is under care at a rest home in San Francisco.  Her friends throughout the US have banned together to help out Betita who spent most of her life working for the love of el … Continue reading

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Vicki Ruiz: Chicana/o Scholar

Biography Vicki Ruiz’s passion for women’s histories and oral narratives started in her home as her mother and grandmother narrated stories.  As a result, Ruiz was motivated to search such histories in her local library. From reading and listening to … Continue reading

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Rethinking La Familia in Richard T. Rodríguez’s Next of Kin

The 38th Annual of the National Association for Chicana & Chicano Studies (NACCS) was held on March 30-April 2, 2011 in Pasadena, CA. This year’s theme: Sites of Education for Social Justice focused on the issues that impact Chicana/o education … Continue reading

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