Latina Women: Invisible Pillars of Power

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Hoelscher, Lily
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Hallows, Ryan
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2023-04-28
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Latina Women: Invisible Pillars of Power
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Presentation
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This presentation addresses the nature of identity in specific regards to women in Latino communities, examining effects of both intercultural stereotypes and intracultural conflict on women within their groups of origin and how they are perceived by the broader world. Personal relationships with other women in their lives and with Latino men are a defining factor of this exploration and will be discussed through examples from fictional and biographical literature by Latino/a authors. As societal influences on cultural identities are further illustrated, the power – or lack thereof – of the Latina woman within family and community structures will be brought to the fore. Through recent works by Latina artists and activists revealing multiple dimensions of their own social and psychological experiences, it is hopeful that in the near future the Latina woman’s unique position will finally be seen and heard in a world that so often seeks to crush her.
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Spring
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Hispanic Studies