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Feminist Seminar with Dr. Gilda L. Ochoa, “Researching Where We Live: A Latina Feminist Reflection on Becoming Neighbors and Finding Voice”

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Feminist Seminar with Dr. Gilda L. Ochoa, “Researching Where We Live: A Latina Feminist Reflection on Becoming Neighbors and Finding Voice”
Start:
April 19, 2017 6:30 pm
End:
April 19, 2017 8:30 pm
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Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Putah Creek Lodge

On Jan. 10, 2017, La Puente, California was declared a sanctuary city that supports immigrants, people of color, religious minorities, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. In six short weeks after the presidential election, community members activated our resources to organize a successful campaign to pass this inclusive resolution. However, the roots of this resistance are decades in the making. They stem from generations of struggle and years of building relationships. Twenty years earlier in the 1990s, some of the same community members were organizing for educational justice. As a graduate student at that time, I returned to live and research in La Puente the city of my birthplace and where my immigrant grandparents moved to in the 1950s. Since college, La Puente has been an inspiration for my education, and it has been the focus of my research and activism from bilingual education to academic profiling and inclusive sanctuary. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and participation in community struggles since the 1990s, this talk reflects on the politics and possibilities of researching where we live. In particular, it centers the pivotal lessons learned over a life course of becoming neighbors and researching Mexican American-Mexican immigrant relations, Latina teachers, and high school inequalities. Key to this talk is a critical reflection on Latina feminist methodologies as strategies for researching, learning, and living.

Dinner Tickets: $20, Fee Waivers Available

This event is sponsored by Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Da
vis Humanities Institute, Global Affairs, Hemispheric Institute of the Americas, Native American Studies, Sociology

For more information please contact: Evelyn, evfarias@ucdavis.edu


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