LatinX Activism Reading Group
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For over a century, LatinX activists and organizers have been fighting for justice, equity, safety, education, and economic opportunity for Latina/os and other marginalized communities across the United States. Due to the efforts of these activists and the coalitions they built, issues including institutional discrimination, border militarization, economic inequality, and unfair labor practices have become increasingly visible to the wider American public.
However, in spite of the strides that Latinas/os have made in changing legislation, securing civil rights, and bringing attention to harmful governmental and corporate policies, the history of LatinX activism in the United States has been largely ignored in schools and in popular culture.
Now more than ever, it is vital that we as students, teachers, and community members listen to and learn from LatinX activists and organizers, past and present.
In this reading group, we will read and discuss fiction and nonfiction texts focusing on LatinX political activism, community organizing, and coalition building.
Possible texts for discussion include:
- Native Country of the Heart by Cherríe Moraga
- A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernández
- Your Healing is Killing Me by Virginia Grise
- War Against All Puerto Ricans by Nelson Antonio Denis
- Life on the Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont by Teresa M. Mares
- The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability by Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern