Join Ms. for Cocktails and Conversation with Cherríe Moraga!
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At the inaugural #MsBookClub meeting, author and activist Cherríe Moraga will join Ms. digital editor Carmen Rios in Los Angeles for a conversation about her memoir Native Nation of the Heart.
The reception will function custom cocktails from Yola Mezcal. The occasion will incorporate a book signing.
Join us on April 17, 2019
six:30 PM: Doors Open + Reception Starts
7:00 PM: Q&A starts
…at the Ms. Offices
433 S Beverly Drive
Los Angeles, CA
$10 for Ms. Members | $20 for Non-Members
Non-member tickets incorporate admission to the reception and book signing with Cherríe and a a single-year membership to Ms.—including print and digital access to the magazine and discounted access to future Ms. events.
Cherríe Moraga is a writer and cultural activist whose function serves to disrupt the dominant narratives of gender, race, sexuality, feminism, indigeneity and literature in the United States. A co-founder of Kitchen Table: Females of Colour Press, Moraga co-edited the very influential volume This Bridge Known as My Back: Writings by Radical Females of Colour in 1981. Soon after 20 years as an Artist-in-Residence in Theater at Stanford University, Moraga was appointed a professor in the Division of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018—where, with her artistic companion Celia Herrera Rodríguez, she instituted Las Maestras Center for Xicana Indigenous Believed and Art Practice. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Playwriting Fellowship Award and a United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature.
About the Book
In her intensely moving new memoir, Native Nation of the Heart, Cherríe Moraga writes with piercing intimacy about her mother’s previous and her personal coming-of-age in a half-Mexican, half-Anglo household, exactly where she struggled to come to terms with her personal burgeoning queer identity inside her family’s Catholic neighborhood. “Who demands Juan Preciado or Pedro Paramo when there is Elvira Isabel Moraga and her daughter?” author Myriam Gurba wrote of the “double memoir” in the most up-to-date concern of Ms. “As Moraga demonstrates compellingly, they are the stuff of literature, also.”
Carmen Rios is the Digital Editor at Ms., co-founder and Contributing Editor at Argot Magazine and co-host of Trigger Content, a weekly feminist webseries on Binge Networks. Her writing—which has been published by outlets like BuzzFeed, BITCH, Daily Feminism, ElixHER, GrokNation, GIRLBOSS and Feministing—spans the political and private, emerging from her personal background as a mixed-race queer lady of colour raised by a operating-class single mother.
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I appear forward to seeing you on Wednesday April 17!
Lisa Niver, Ms. Magazine contributor
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