March 3, 2017

Nurturing Resistance: Towards a Latina Borderlands Feminist Praxis

Join us for a research lecture presented by Andrea Dyrness, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Crystal Room, in Mercy Hall.

How do Latina (im)migrant women create collectivities of support, solidarity and resistance to nurture their work for change? How can educators and researchers learn from and build upon these practices of resistance?

Dr. Andrea Dyrness explores these questions drawing on her research with Latina immigrant mothers organizing for educational justice in California, and Latina feminist activists in Madrid, Spain engaged in transnational activism against gender violence. Her first book, Mothers United: An Immigrant Struggle for Socially Just Education (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) chronicles the experiences of five Latina immigrant mothers in Oakland, California—one of the most troubled urban school districts in the country—as they become informed and engaged advocates for their children’s education.

Signed books will be available for purchase.

R.S.V.P. encouraged but not required.

Please contact: Stacey Lopez, Graduate Assistant for I-LCP at [email protected] or by calling 860.231.5416.

For information about the Institute for Latino Community Practice at USJ, please contact Dr. Madeline Perez at 860.231.5394 or [email protected]