Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

2011 NACCS Tejas Foco Regional Conference

Thu, February 24, 2011 | South Texas College, McAllen, Texas

"De Diosa a Hembra to Chicana: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Chicana Activism."

The Mexican American Studies Program at South Texas College is hosting the 2011 NACCS Tejas Foco Regional Conference in McAllen, Texas. The year 1971, can be considered a turning point in Chicana activism as a group of Chicana leaders from across the United States came together to voice their concerns as women. These concerns stemmed from discrimination in the home, work place, school, and within the Chicano Movement itself. Other issues addressed at the conference included concerns over healthcare and the relationship to other feminist movements and sexuality. These women, numbering in the hundreds, united and disunited in Houston, and sought various resolutions to their concerns as they strived for social, cultural, racial, gender, and sexual equality. This is the historical spirit that will be celebrated and examined during the 2011 NACCS Tejas Foco Regional Conference that will be held February 24-26, 2011 at South Texas College. The NACCS Tejas Regional Conference will provide a forum through which we can collectively explore the past, present, and future of Chicana activism.

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