Chingon Politics Die Hard: Resiliency & Accountability In the Movemynt
Thursday, May 17th, 7pm
at Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
A conversation about sexism, interpersonal violence & accountability in the Movemynt with Anna NietoGomez, Nadia Zepeda, and Felicitas Nunez.
BIOS of Participants:
Anna NietoGomez was born and raised on the west side of San Bernadino County, California. It was these early insights and environments that would propel NietoGomez into a powerful journey of activism and revolutionary scholarly work. While at Cal State, Long Beach, NietoGomez was involved in activism through student organizing in MEChA and UMAS. She co-founded the publ...ishing collectives, which housed the newspaper Las Hijas de Cuauhtémoc, and the first Chicana feminist journal Encuentro Femenil.
Her commitment to the cause of social justice is nourished by her capacity to endure and remain steadfast in the ideals she crafted over her expansive career as a writer and editor. Beyond her groundbreaking essay “La Femenista” in the first Chicana feminist journal Encuentro Femenil, NietoGomez has been producing and researching in the areas of sexuality, reproductive rights, workers rights, welfare rights, higher education, and policy up until the present day.
Nadia Zepeda is a queer Chicana feminist from Santa Ana, CA. She is currently a doctoral student in the Cesar E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCLA. Her research centers feminist of color collective formations that focus on community wellness and healing. Nadia is also a co-founder of the MALCS Ad Hoc Committee on Institutional Violence, which addresses issues on institutional violence in the Chicanx Studies and the university.
FELICITAS MEDINA NUÑEZ
Felicitas Medina Nuñez was born in Brawley, CA. The second youngest of eleven siblings, her mother depended on her daughters to take care of the home and cook. She could not understand why her brothers did not have to help around the house and were free to roam the streets. This awareness was the catalyst in opening her eyes to the
unfairness that existed everywhere in her world.
She was part of the first group of Mexican and Mexican-American students who had been actively recruited through the EOP (Equal Opportunity Program) to attend the university and once there was involved in anti-war movements, MEChA, EOP recruiting, and teatro. While fighting for social justice, she felt more and more the effects of sexism within the Chicano Movement and because of this worked with her friends to form an all women’s teatro group, Teatro las Chicanas.
She was a nurse in the prisons for many years and is currently retired. She is an artist and a co-author of the book, Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays. She still writes and performs actos with Teatro las Chicanas to raise awareness about women’s issues, the environment, and our history. She is especially active in fighting to clean up the Salton Sea.
* "Chingon Politics" term via Betita Martinez
This programming is part of the Womxn Warriors Exhibition and Program honoring 50 Year Anniversary of the Walkouts and focusing on the womxn's work and legacy.
See the exhibition during SHG's regular hours or during Guided Tour of Womxn Warriors tours by youth ambassadors happen every hour, every Saturday till May 26th from 12-4pm.
Womxn Warriors is a collaboration among Mujeres de Maiz, Self Help Graphics & Art, Innercity Struggle, and The California Endowment.
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