This Chingona Writes


Chicana Tributes: Activist Women of the Civil Rights Movement - Stories for the New Generation

This book documents the experiences of sixty-one women who flourished in the ferment of the civil/ethnic/women’s rights movements of the late twentieth century and beyond. While each life is unique, collectively they demonstrate the benefits gained when a community and a society unleashes and fosters the potential of women who create, organize, and lead. Conversely, an undetermined degree of loss may accrue to societies that suppress or discourage the freedom of women to shape their destinies.

Restorative Practices

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