Holyoke Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 2/23/2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Title: Cien Anos de Feminismos Dominicanos
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Puerto Rican Cultural Project &
La Familia Hispana present
Book Reading by Ginetta Candelario, Ph. D.
"Cien Años de Feminismos Dominicanos"
Thursday, February 23, 2017 / 6pm - 8pm
Holyoke Public Library - Community Room
250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke

Join us as Ginetta Candelarion, Ph. D. presents her book
“Cien Años de Feminismo Dominicanos, 1865-1965” at the Holyoke Public Library on Thursday, February 23 at 6pm.

A first of its kind collection of primary documents related to the birth and development of feminism in the Dominican Republic. More than 1,500 pages of materials collected from archives throughout the Americas and compiled by the authors (Elizabeth Manley, April Mayes y Ginetta Candelario) into chronologically ordered thematic sections.
Join La Famila Hispana and the Puerto Rican Cultural Project at 4pm, before the book reading, as Smith College professor Ginetta Candelario is recognized for her outstanding professional career and community work during the Dominican Republic Flag Raising-  Holyoke City Hall. 

Ginetta Candelario (Ph.D., City University of New
  York), in addition to being an associate professor of
  sociology, Ginetta Candelario is a faculty affiliate of
  the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program, the
  Study of Women and Gender Program, the
  Community Engagement and Social Change
  Concentration, and she also serves on the advisory
  group for the Gloria Steinem & Wilma Mankiller School
  for Organizers at Smith College. She has directed the
  LALS Program several times, most recently from 2011 to 2014, and is the founding vice president of the National Latin@ Studies Association (LSA). She is a founding executive committee member of the New England Consortium for Latina/o Studies (NECLS), she was appointed by the American Sociological Association to its Committee on Professional Ethics for 2017–19, and she has served as the Gender Section co-chair, the Latina/o Studies Program track chair, and the Latino Studies Section co-chair for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).
Candelario's research interests include Dominican history and society, with a focus on national identity formation and women’s history; Blackness in the Americas; Latin American, Caribbean and Latina feminisms; Latina/o communities (particularly Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican); U.S. beauty culture; and museum studies. She has been a Fulbright Scholar in the Dominican Republic twice, in 2003 and 2016.
The events are free and open to the public; Thursday, February 23rd.

For further questions on this entertaining event, please contact library@holyoke.org or 413-420-8101.

Conversation with Local Author series are relaxed conversations between our members and an outstanding member of our author community.

Parking available along the street in front of the new entrance to the library and in generous lots adjacent to and immediately across the street from the library.

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