Girlfriend’s Guide to Activism: Amanda Nolacea Harris

Girlfriend’s Guide to Activism: Amanda Nolacea Harris
Wednesday, February 28, 6-7:30pm

United Campus Ministry lounge (http://www.ucmathens.org/)
18 N. College St., Athens, Ohio
Open to all

Featured activist Amanda Nolacea Harris (http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~harrisa1/), Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, was born in Chicago to a mother of Mexican-Kickapoo descent and a first generation Polish-Jewish father. She focuses her activism, teaching, creative writing and scholarly work on structures of oppression and practices of consciousness. Harris did her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Illinois in Latin American and US Latina/o literature and cultural studies. At OU she teaches US-third world feminism, and Culture and Literature in the Americas.

Some recent publications and performances include her co-edited book FEMINISM, NATION AND MYTH : LA MALINCHE (2005), and “Zapatismo and Indigenous Resistance” co-authored with her husband Amado J. Lascar for the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION, and creative audiovisual poetry performances with her family that address the recuperation of meaning in several schools, universities, and cultural venues in the Americas.

Moderator: Susan Burgess, Professor, OU Department of Political Science and Women’s Studies Program

The event is free and open to everyone and will include time for open discussion and Q & A. Light refreshments.

This discussion series is held the last Wednesday of every month at UCM. The focus will be to have intergenerational dialogue on political activism, to have an opportunity to network and above all to get inspired. Each program will feature an interview of a local activist, followed by a lively question and answer session between the audience and the activist.

Contact: ucmcf -at- frognet.net

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