“De Diosa a Hembra to Chicana: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Chicana Activism.”
2011 NACCS-Tejas Regional Conference
South Texas College, McAllen, Texas
24-26 February 2011
The Mexican American Studies Program at South Texas College is accepting submissions for papers, exhibits, performances, or cultural productions for the 2011 NACCS Tejas Regional Conference at South Texas College. The year 1971 can be considered a turning point in Chicana activism as a group of Chicana leaders from across the United States came together to voice their concerns as women. These concerns stemmed from discrimination in the home, work place, school, and within the Chicano Movement itself. Other issues addressed at the conference included concerns over healthcare and the relationship to other feminist movements and sexuality. These women, numbering in the hundreds, united and disunited in Houston, and sought various resolutions to their concerns as they strived for social, cultural, racial, gender, and sexual equality. This is the historical spirit that will be celebrated and examined during the 2011 NACCS Tejas Regional Conference that will be held on the 24th through the 26th of February at South Texas College. The NACCS Tejas Regional conference will provide a forum through which we can collectively explore the past, present, and future of Chicana activism.
While the primary theme for the conference centers on analyzing and reflecting on Chicana activism, other topics related to the Chicana/o, Latina/o, or Mexican American experience are also welcomed. A 100-250 word abstract should be submitted for the paper, panel, exhibit, performance, or other.
Deadline for Submissions: December 7, 2010
Send questions and proposals electronically to Victor Gomez at email@example.com
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