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Saturday, November 12, 2022

In 1651, Sor Juana de la Cruz, writer and advocate for women’s rights is born.

  • Cruz, a Catholic nun from Mexico, was a self-taught scholar and writer during the Latin American colonial period. She wrote masterful poetry, plays and essays. Her works were controversial and revolutionary for the time, espousing the idea of the inherent rights of women. Her book, Respuesta a Sor Filotea, defending women’s right to education, is considered the first feminist publication in the New World.
  • ! Viva la Causa! 500 Years of Chicano History video by the Southwest Organizing Project and Collision Course Video Productions, based on the book 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures by Elizabeth Martinez