USJ’s Institute for Latino Community Practice to Host Dr. Andrea Dyrness Research Lecture


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USJ’s Institute for Latino Community Practice to Host Dr. Andrea Dyrness Research Lecture

Andrea Dyrness, Ph.D., associate professor of Educational Studies at Trinity College, will present her research lecture, “Nurturing Resistance: Towards a Latina Borderlands Feminist Praxis” at USJ on April 11, 2017. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Crystal Room, Mercy Hall on the University’s West Hartford campus, located at 1678 Asylum Avenue.

Drawing on her research with Latina immigrant mothers organizing for educational justice in California and Latina feminist activists engaged in transnational activism against gender violence in Madrid, Spain, Dyrness will explore how Latina im(migrant) women create collectivities of support, solidarity, and resistance to nurture their work for change. She will also delve into the ways educators and researchers can learn from and build upon these practices of resistance.

Signed copies of her book, Mothers United: An Immigrant Struggle for Socially Just Education, which chronicles the experiences of five Latina immigrant mothers in Oakland, Calif., will be available for purchase.

Please RSVP by April 3, 2017, by contacting Stacey Lopez, graduate assistant for the Institute of Latino Community Practice (I-LCP), at [email protected] or 860.231.5416.

For more information about the I-LCP at USJ, please contact the Director of Latino Community Practice, Madeline Perez, Ph.D., at [email protected] or 860.231.5394.