In recognition of Latinx Heritage Month (September 15th - October 15th), we'd like to share with you this list of resources, collected by WGST professor Dr. Kristie Soares:
Read the work of key Latina feminists –
Read more about Latinx history –
Get involved in Latinx activism –
Learn about pressing Latinx Issues –
- Migrant detention centers have a long history of medical neglect and abuse
- Combatting Anti-Black Racism in Latinx Communities
Listen to music created by Latinx feminist artists—
Take a WGST class that focuses on the Latinx community –
- (WGST 3650) Gender & Politics in Latin America
- (WGST 3600) Latina/x Studies
- (WGST 2400) Women of Color and Activism
Attend "Love Across Borders: Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue" – Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Sept. 22 & 29. Online via Zoom & Facebook Live. Register at www.altheacenter.org/loveacrossborders - Zoom meeting ID: 970 7036 8185 or www.facebook.com/ColoradansforImmigrantRights (in Spanish at www.facebook.com/HEALDenver5280)
Read more from WGST Faculty:
Books & Book Chapters:
- Women and the Cuban Insurrection (Cambridge University Press. 2018.) / Lorraine Bayard de Volo
- A Sentimental Education for the Working Man: The Mexico City Penny Press, 1900-1910. (Duke University Press, 2015.) / Robert Buffington
- Latin Lovers, Chimosas, and Gendered Discourses of Power: The Role of the Subjective Narrator in Jane the Virgin (from Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities. University of Arizona Press. 2020)/ Kristie Soares
- The Cuban Missle Crisis of White Masculinity: Tito Bonito and the burlesque butt (from The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture. Routledge. 2018.) / Kristie Soares
- José Guadalupe Posada and Visual Culture in Porfirian Mexico. (from Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, 2018. Co-written with Jesus Osciel Salazar) / Robert Buffington
Recently Published Articles:
- Tactical Negrificación and White Femininity: Race, Gender, and Internationalism in Cuba’s Angolan Mission (Radical History Review. 2020) / Lorraine Bayard de Volo
- Guerreras y Puentes: the theory and praxis of Latina(x) activism (Politics, Groups and Identities. 2020)/ Celeste Montoya & Mariana Galvez Seminario
- Incomodando: On the Role of Bothering in Rita Indiana’s Speculative Work (ASAP Journal. 2019) / Kristie Soares
- Coming Soon: “Popular Sinophobia in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico City.” (The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History, Forthcoming 2020.) / Robert Buffington
Book Release Reception:Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities10/22/20 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Zoom link available with RSVP
Speakers: Kristie Soares, Lau Malaver, Alejandra Portillos, Nick Villanueva, Wayne Freeman, JM Rivera and Sergio Macias
Moderator: Arturo J. AldamaIn this online book reception, hosted by the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, contributors to Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities (edited by Arturo J Aldama and Frederick Luis Aldama) will share perspectives on masculinities and dialogue on their work.About the book:Latinx hypersexualized lovers or kingpin predators pulsate from our TVs, smartphones, and Hollywood movie screens. Tweets from the executive office brand Latinxs as bad-hombre hordes and marauding rapists and traffickers. A-list Anglo historical figures like Billy the Kid haunt us with their toxic masculinities. These are the themes creatively explored by the eighteen contributors in Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities.
Together they explore how legacies of colonization and capitalist exploitation and oppression have created toxic forms of masculinity that continue to suffocate our existence as Latinxs. And while the authors seek to identify all cultural phenomena that collectively create reductive, destructive, and toxic constructions of masculinity that traffic in misogyny and homophobia, they also uncover the many spaces—such as Xicanx-Indígena languages, trans and two-spirit empowerment, female masculinities, resistant food cultures, music performances, and queer Latinx rodeo practices—where Latinx communities can and do exhale healing masculinities.
With unity of heart and mind, the creative and the scholarly, Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities opens wide its arms to all non-binary, decolonial masculinities today to grow a stronger, resilient, and more compassionate new generation of Latinxs tomorrow.
If you have any additional links to share, or Latinx artists we should know about, please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!