Jan 6 on FM: Chicana Feminisms, Road-tripping with Girldrive & ‘Palestine, New Mexico’

Hosted by Ariana Manov Lynn Harris Ballen, and Celina Alvarez

We’re reclaiming the “F” word in a far ranging exploration of power and privilege, rejecting standard binaries of race, ethnicity, class and gender. Professor Aida Hurtado, the author of Voicing Chicana Feminisms brings us her own fierce voice.

How do you experience feminism? How do you do your feminism? Do you even realize you’re a feminist? These are just some of the questions asked in Girldrive: Crisscrossing America, Redefining Feminism by Nona Willis Aronowitz and Emma Bee Bernstein. Nona joins us to discuss their cross-country road trip – when they met nearly 200 women – and their interviews, photographs and profiles, giving us a diverse roadmap to feminism today.

We’ll also feature news headlines, and director Lisa Peterson discusses Culture Clash’s newest theatre piece called “Palestine, New Mexico”. Set on a reservation, it follows the fate of an army captain just returned from Afghanistan who unleashes far more history than anyone wants to hear and discovers that she’s considered a dangerous outsider rather than a messenger of truth.

(left: Voicing Chicana Feminisms; middle: Girldrive: Crisscrossing America, Redefining Feminism; right: “Palestine, New Mexico”)010610

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