"Chicano writers from El Paso are the most progressive, open-minded, far-reaching, and inclusive writers of them all."

Octavio Romano

Friday, May 25, 2007

Juarez Women Murders

Diana Washtington Valdez will be at Barnes & Noble in the West Side (El Paso) at 2 p.m., May 26 (Saturday) to sign copies of The Killing Fields: Harvest of Women, the investigative book (in English) about the Juarez women's murders, drug cartel, corruption, et al. Two years ago, the bookstore hosted a signing for Spanish-language edition, Cosecha de Mujeres. We've received very positive reviews of the book in both languages. The English edition contains updated material.

University of California Press releases The Farmworkers' Journey

Farmworkers' Journey by Ann Aurelia López

"This book tells a powerful and moving story of lives affected by agricultural and trade policies, migration, and the dehumanization of farm workers. The text is an eye-opening blend of academic research and testimonials of the people directly touched by the powerful market forces that have been unleashed by trade liberalization. "—Alejandro Nadal, Science, Technology and Development Program, El Colegio de México

Illuminating the dark side of economic globalization, this book gives a rare insider's view of the migrant farmworkers' binational circuit that stretches from the west central Mexico countryside to central . . .

For more information, click on The Farmworkers' Journey

Subjects: Anthropology; American Studies; California & the West; Economics & Business; Ethnic Studies; Latin American Studies ; Politics ; Sociology
978-0-520-25072-7, cloth $55.00
978-0-520-25073-4, paper $21.95


Join in solidarity with other mujeres from el valle y todo Tejas in organizing Mujerfest 2007, a day of workshps, music, film, poetry, and art. Mujerfest 2007: This Bridge We Call Home will take place on July 28th at Mercedes Civic Center in the lower Rio Grande Valley. A special zine honoring Gloria Anzaldua will be available. Submit your proposals for discussions, exhibits or platicas for Mujerfest now! Get info at www.caferevolucion.org/mujerfestinfo.html or contact: noemi.mtz@gmail.com.

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