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PRLS 1001: Introduction to Puerto Rican and LatinX Studies (Ortíz-Minaya): Week 14: Latinx Self-Identification & Identity

Current week's course work schedule

Week 14:

  • Irizarry, R. V. (1991). Ariano
  • Rosario, Nelly (2007). "On Becoming"

Readings: Week 14

Of Additional Interest

Emerging from the Feminist and Chicano movements of the 60s and 70s is the story of six Latinas who, through a series of “Aha!,” moments answered the call to action. Their ideological differences, personal experiences and upbringings brought them to a monumental turning point in their lives—the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) and 1977 International Women’s Year National Women’s Convention. As chosen delegates from the states of Illinois, California and Texas, these women formed the NWPC Chicana Caucus —representing Latina sisters across the nation and working towards liberation. Featuring Lupe Anguiano, Pauline Martinez, Martha Cotera, Ruth 'Rhea' Mojica Hammer, Andrea Cano and Margaret Cruz.