BROWNSVILLE, RGV – Former librarian at UT-Pan American Virginia Haynie Gause is recommending a program taking place as part of UT-Rio Grande Valley’s FESTIBA 2019.

The program is titled ‘Chicana Movidas – New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era.’ It is happening at the both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses.

“Thanks to Dr. Noreen Rivera and several grant partners, UTRGV is presenting this very important program on both of its major campuses this week,” Haynie Gause said.

Dr. Díana Noreen Rivera is assistant professor with the Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies and Mexican American Studies affiliate faculty at UTRGV.

“The names of the men who were movers and shakers of the Mexican American/Chicano Civil Rights Movement are now household words,” Haynie Gause said. “But we know less about the women who drove the quest for freedom for their people. Now is our chance to hear them speak in their own voices.”  

Here is the flyer for the event:

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying the above News In Brief item shows Chicana feminist author and scholar Martha P. Cotera.