Antonia Castañeda: Su Vida y Su Obra
March 28, 2015
Celebrate the life and work of Chicana historian Antonia I. Castañeda and her new book, Three Decades of Engendering History: Selected Works of Antonia I. Castañeda. The evening will feature tributes from cultural arts workers, community activists and scholars who have labored with Antonia throughout her career. Presenters include: Marisela Barrera, María Berriozábal, Dudley Brooks, Roberto Calderón, Micaela Díaz-Sánchez, Deena J. González, Linda Heidenreich, Valentina Inéz Barrera-Ibarra, Lourdes Pérez, Graciela I. Sánchez, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, and Tomás Ybarra-Frausto!
Throughout the evening, excerpts from the film Antonia: A Chicana Story will be screened. This documentary reveals Antonia’s history and experiences from her childhood as a migrant farmworker to her coming of age as a Chicana activist, community organizer, feminist, teacher, mentor and scholar. Filmmakers Luz María Gordillo and Javier Pescador will be in attendance.
Join us as we honor Antonia Castañeda’s life and work with a full evening of personal stories, cultural offerings, readings and more. (Bring your dancing shoes!)