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Leaders of Bolivian indigenous feminist movement will discuss anti-colonial feminism in Bolivia and beyond, November 12, 2015

Leaders of a groundbreaking social movement in Bolivia — Mujeres Creando Comunidad (Women Creating Community)— will discuss their work in a talk entitled, “Communitarian Feminism and the Decolonization of Feminism” on Thursday, November 12, 5:30pm, in the College Center’s second-floor multi-purpose room (also accessible from Main Building).

Julieta Paredes and Adriana Guzmán head Mujeres Creando Comunidad (Women Creating Community), and are part of a feminist movement committed to the struggle of the indigenous peoples of Bolivia and beyond. The two have co-authored the book El Tejido de la Rebelida: ¿Que es el feminismo comunitario? which puts forth their theoretical vision.. In Paredes’s words, they seek to “create a space to render utopias a reality in the here and now.”  

“The Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program is thrilled to host Mujeres Creando Comunidad,” says Light Carruyo, associate professor of sociology and director of the program. “We have so much to learn from their incredible work and vision, and I know they will open an important space for dialogue.”

This event is sponsored by the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program with co-sponsorship from the Office of Dean of Faculty, the Programs in American Studies and Women’s Studies, and the Departments of Sociology, Hispanic Studies, and Anthropology.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, October 27, 2015