Posts tagged "Women"s History Month"

Women's History Month: Pioneering journalist Jovita Idar

Women's History Month: Pioneering journalist Jovita Idar
Jovita Idar was a pioneering Mexican-American female journalist. She was born in 1885 in Laredo, Texas, into a family of journalists. She and her brothers worked for their father’s newspaper, La Crónica, according to the University of Texas at Austin. She wrote articles under a pseudonym and exposed the poor living conditions of Mexican-American workers... Read more »

Women's History: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Women's History: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
For Women’s History Month, Chicanísima is featuring Latinas past and present who have broken barriers. As the cardinals prepare to elect a new pope, my thoughts turn to a nun who was a rebel in her time. Her name is Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. She was born in 1651 in Mexico and became... Read more »

Women's History: Latinas making progress

Women's History: Latinas making progress
Today is International Women’s Day and March also is Women’s History Month. It’s a time when I reflect on Latina women, feminism, our accomplishments and how far we have come and how far we have to go. Yes, Latinas are breaking barriers.  Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina or Latino Supreme Court Justice. Ellen Ochoa... Read more »
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