Presenters Index




1.1       “Writing Chicana Histories: Oral History Projects”                                            

Chair:              Julia E. Curry Rodríguez, San Jose State University

Presenters:     Jonathan Alcántar, San Jose State University

                        Rachel Reyes, San Jose State University

                        Gabriela Carranza, San Jose State University



1.2       “Global Challenges to the Chicano/Latino Community”                                               

A. García, California State Northridge, “Social Movements and the Peripheral Economies of Central America and Chiapas”

Gabriel Meza Buelna, Cal State Northridge, “Information Technology, Public Policy, and Latino Elected Officials”

Enrique Meza Buelna, Cal State Northridge, “The Mexican Question: Mexican Americans in the Communist Party, 1940-1957”

Jose E. Santos, Jr., San Jose State University, “Chicana/os and the Tech Industry”



1.3       “Democracy and Desire: Narrative Practices of                                                 

Novels, Music, and Art”

Yolanda Padilla, University of Chicago, “Nation, Mestizaje, and the Mexican Revolution in Josephina Niggli’s Mexican Village        

Magdalena L. Barrera, Stanford University, “Widows, Wild Girls, and Wayward Hens: The Domestic Drama of 1930s Music”

William Orchard, University of Chicago, “The Stories That Posters Tell: Art, Eros, and Chicano Narrative”



1.4       “From Zoot Suit to Ramparts: Understanding Mexican                                     

American—LAPD Relations through Scholarship and Film”

Chair:              James Diego Vigil, University of California, Irvine

Presenters:     Edward J. Escobar, Arizona State University, “From Zoot Suit to Ramparts: Chicano—LAPD Relations Since World War II”

Elizabeth Escobar, University of Washington, “The Female Zooter: Sexuality and Mexican Identity in World War II Los Angeles”

Joseph Tovares, WGBH and

Eduardo Pagán, National Endowment for the Humanities, “The Zoot Film Project: Looking Beyond the Mythology”



1.5       “Xilonen: Ceremony, Space, and Symbols Transforming                                  

Emerging Mujer Identity”   

Presenters:     Eloisa De Leon, UC MEXUS

Eréndira Bernal, San Diego State University, Independent Film Maker

Claudia Huiza, National University and CSU San Marcos



1.6       “Constructions and Reconstructions of Identity: Sexuality,                             

Discourse, Theory”

Chair:              Paula M. L. Moya, Stanford University

Presenters:     Ernesto Martínez, Cornell University, “Hide-ing/Making Skin: Revisiting “the closet” in Chicana/o Literature”

Eric-Christopher García, University of New Mexico, “What is a ‘Latino Sexuality?’  Constructions of Lo Latino in Bésame Mucho, Virgins, Guerrillas, and Locas, and Latin Lovers

Michael Hames-García, Bighamton University, “Diasporic Subjectivities, Oppositional Consciousnessess, and Postpositivist Epistemologies: Chicana Critical Theory and the Direction(s) of Chicana/o Studies”



1.7       “Chicana/o Studies North and South: Region, Labor y Lucha”                        

Chair:              Linda Heidenreich, Washington State University

Commentator: Barbara Reyes, University of New Mexico

Presenters:     Lorena Valdivia Márquez, California State University, Sacramento, “A Study of Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Sacramento, CA As Reported in the Sacramento Bee and the Sacramento Daily Union from 1864-1990”

Jennifer Mata, Washington State University, “Chicanas in San Antonio and the Farah Strikes of 1972”

Francisco Martínez, Sacramento State University, “The Working Saga of Francisco Luna Martínez, a Mexican Laborer for the Southern Pacific Railroad, 1920-1968”

Rigoberto Gómez, Washington State University, “Farm Labor, Access to Information and Unsafe Sex Yakima, Washington”



1.8              “The Story Would Have to Begin with Her: A Critical                                        

Celebration of the Spoken and Written Word of Marisela Norte”

Chair:              Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, University of California, San Diego

Commentator: Marivel Danielson, University of California, Santa Barbara and University of


Presenters:     Michelle Habell-Pallán, University of Washington, Seattle, “Black Butterflies and Visual Violence in Marisela Norte’s Writing”

Démian  Pritchard, Southern Connecticut State University, “Speaking to the Dead at Calvary Cemetary: Spoken Word, Memory, and Marisela Norte”

Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Yale University, “Obreras on the Line: Reading Mexicana Subjectivity in Marisela Norte’s ‘Act of the Faithless’ and Maquiladoras Workers’ Testimonios”

Tomás Riley, San Diego State University, Taco Shop Poet, “Thoughts on the Spoken Word of Marisela Norte: From the Perspective of a Fellow Performance Poet and Critic



1.9       ”Enabling Student Academic Succes”                                                                 

Angélica Rivera, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, “No hablamos el suficiente español pero tampoco hablamos suficiente inglés: Mexican/Chicana Educational Experiences in the 1950s”

Raul Ruiz Bustillos, California State University, Northridge, “Why Juanito Can’t Read”

Claudia Ramirez Wiedeman, Whittier College, “Becoming ‘La Maestra:’ Chicana Teacher Development for Social Justice and Equity in the Classroom”

Valerie Talavera-Bustillos, California State University, Los Angeles, “Chicana Parent Expectations: An Examination of the Expectations of Chicana Parents and Their Impact on Chicana and Chicano Student Success in Education”



1.10     “Erasing a Name=Out of the Game—Ethnic Identity Issues                             

in the New Millenium: a Chicana/Chicano Studies Response”

Moderator:       Vincent Gutiérrez, California State Northridge

Presenters:     Gerard Meraz, California State Northridge, “Our Future: Will ‘Hispanics’ Be Responsible for the Existence and Maintenace of the White Populaiton?”

                        Roberta Orona, California State Northridge, “Why Do We Have to Be ‘Latinos’ To Make It in the Film/TV Industry: How Is It Any Better Than ‘Hispanic?’”



1.11     “Thought Women: Re(constructing) Chicana Narratives                                  

in Education”

Chair:              Elisa Facio, University of Colorado at Boulder

Presenters:     Isabel Martínez, University of Colorado at Boulder

                        Bethany DeHerrera, University of Colorado at Boulder

                        Andrés Aragón, University of Colorado at Boulder



1.12     “Challenging Gender Boundaries: Living in the War                                        

Zone of Social Injustice”

Chair:              Maya Vigil, University of Colorado, Boulder

Presenters:     Xochitl Chávez, University of Colorado, Boulder

Mandy Martínez, University of Colorado, Boulder

Brianna Mestas, University of Colorado, Boulder



SESSION TWO: THURSDAY 3-28 9:20A.M. TO 10:35A.M.


2.1       “The Place of Memory in a Critical Toolbox”                                                      

Laura Padilla, UT Austin, “Cleofas Jaramillo’s Shadows of the Past and Usefulness of Memory”

Jennifer Nájera, UT Austin, “Memory as Recovery: Re-examining Mexican American Women’s Places in Historical and Feminist Formations”

Olga Herrera, The Art Institute of Chicago, “Recovering the Alamo—Photography, Montage, and Memory in the Work of Kathy Vargas”



2.2       “Pots of Promise: Mexican, Reformers, and                                                       

the Hull-House Kilns, 1920-1940”

Chair:              Margaret Strobel, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, University of Illinois at Chicago

Presenters:     David Badillo, University of Illinois at Chicago

Cheryl R. Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago

Rick López, Northwestern University



2.3       “Chicanas in the Northwest”                                                                                 

Chair:              María Cuevas, Washington State University, “Community Work as Family Work: A Look at Chicana Activism”

Presenters:     Jennifer Madrigal, Washington State University, “Chicana Leadership and Activism”      

Alma Montes de Oca, Washington State University, “The Transnational Use of Traditional Medicine by Curanderas/os and Pharmaceutical Industry in the U.S. And Mexico and the Implications of NAFTA”



2.4       “Contra la corriente: “Chicana Feminist Interventions                                     

in History, Education, and Migration Studies”

Chair:              Deborah R. Vargas, UCSC

Presenters:     Verónica López-Durán, UCSC, “Migration, Gender and the Struggle for Affordable Housing in the City of Santa Cruz, California: Making Critical Interventions into Migration Studies”

Marianne Bueno, UCSC, “Nuestras historias: Women, War, and Work in Mexican American San Antonio”

L. Esthela Bañuelos, UCSC. “Cruzando fronteras: Chicanas and the Politics of Exclusion and Resistance in Graduate Education”



2.5       ”The Successful Approaches to Teacher Preparation”                                    

                        Cirenio Rodríguez, California State University, Sacramento, and

Enrique Sepulveda, California State University, Sacramento, “California Mini-Corp Program: Succesful Characteristics of a Teacher Preparation Program Serving College Age Migrant Students”

Josephine Méndez-Negrete, University of Texas at San Antonio, and

Lilliana Saldaña, University of Texas at San Antonio, “Culture and the Politics of Identity: The Formation of Paraprofessionals and Immigrants as Bilingual Teachers”



2.6       “Chicanismo, Patriotism, and September 11th, 2001”                                       


Chair:              Raoul Contreras, Indiana University Northwest

Participants:    René Núñez, San Diego State University

                        Elizabeth “Betita” Martínez, author, 200 NACCS Scholar



2.7       “Techno-Xitlan and Az-tech-niques: Modern Technolgies                               

to Help Students Learn, and Rethink Traditional Academic

Practices in Chicana/Chicano Studies”

Moderator:       Gerard Meraz, California State Northridge

Presenters:     Fabiola Torres, California State Northridge, “From Burros to Mega-bites: Putting Technology to Work in Chicana/Chicano Studies”

                        Gabriel Meza Buelna, Claremont Graduate University; California State Northridge and

                        Alex Placensio, Claremont Graduate University; California State Northridge, “Go On-Line or Die: Issues in Developing and Teaching a Completely Sustained On-line Chicana/o Studies Class”

                        Carlos Guerrero, California State Northridge, “Extending the Classroom to Cyberlandia: Improving Surfing Skills for Academic Success”



2.8       “Chicano Studies: The Next Generation?”                                                         

Linda Santanna, UCLA

Tomás Sandoval, UC Berkeley

Richard “Sonny” Espinoza, Loyola Marymount University

Denise Sandoval, Loyola Marymount University

Dionne Elaine Espinoza, University of Wisconsin, Madison



2.9       “Con el corazón y la mente: Chicana Activism and Spirituality”                      

Inés Hernández Avila, UC Davis

Enriqueta Vázquez, Community Elder and Long-time Activist

Patrisia González, Community Healer, Syndicated Columnist, and Writer

Moderator:       Norma Cantú, University of Texas at San Antonio



2.10     “The Academic, The Hybrid, and the Personal Narrative:                                

Three Perspectives on Chicana Lesbian Literature and Experience”

Chair:              María C. González, University of Houston, “Chicana Lesbian Literature: Have We Arrived?”

Presenters:     Elizabeth Rodríguez Kessler, California State University at Northridge “Escandalosa y sin vergüenza: La Chicana Lesbian in Art, Literature, and Life”

Roberta Orona-Córdova, California State University at Northridge, “The Academic, The Hybrid, and the Personal Narrative: Three Perspectives on Chicana Lesbian Literature and Experience”



2.11     “Culture and Values”                                                                                              

Meredith E. Abarca, University of Texas at El Paso, “Our Mother’s Culinary Epistemology”

Luis Urrieta Jr., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Fotos en blanco y negro: Testimonios of Two Mexican Students in North Carolina”

Blanca Flor Guillen, Claremont Graduate University, “Can Acculturation Measures Assess Chicana/o Values”



2.12     “Issues of Migrant Laborers”                                                                                

Jerry García, Iowa State University, “Soldiers of the Fields: Braceros and the Emergency Farm Labor Program in North Central Washington, 1943-1952”

Manuel Barajas, UC Riverside, “Racial Diversity’s Relationship to Labor Conditions: A Case Study of Mexican Transmigrant Workers”

David Manuel Hernández, UC Berkeley, “Undue Process: Detention, Due Process, and Coerced Labor in U.S. Immigration Policy”






3.1       “Finding the Value of an Indigenous Perspective                                             

Regarding the Concepts of Health and Sickness in

Latinas and Chicanas” (Bilingual Panel)

Estela Román Porcayo

Enriqueta Contreras C.

Irene Lara, “Healing Biomedicine’s Body/Spirit Split: Chicana and Puerto Rican Health and Spirituality Activists”



3.2       “Labor and Global Issues Within Chicana/o and                                                

Mexican Communities”

Elvia Arriola, Northern Illinois University

Guadalupe T. Luna, Northern Illinois University

Dennis Valdés, University of Minnesota



3.3       “Redefining Feminism and Machismo”                                                                

Carlos Adams, Washington State University, “The Need to Go Critical: Chicanos’ Relationship to Machismo”

María Eva Valle, California State University, “Contrasting the Lives and Transformation of Chicanas, Mexicanas, and Latinas Negotiating Notions of Feminism and the Intersection of Race and Class in Their Everyday Lives”

Cristina Caamaño, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado, “Chicanas: Self-Definition, Identity, Consciousness and Activism: How Do We Become Powerful in Our Own Right?”



3.4       “The Search for Paradigm: The National Presence of                                      

Mexicanos in the United States”

Gilbert García, Eastern Washington University, “Demographic Trends and the Formation of a National Mexicano/a Population”

Jerry García, Iowa State University, “A New Paradigm in the Study of Communities Outside the Traditional Southwest”

Jose Montoya, Eastern Washington University, “Chicana/o Politics in Wapato, Washington: The ‘Good Old Boy Network’ and the Struggle for Local Political Control”



3.5       “Música Mexicana y Chicana”                                                                               

Cecilia Balli, Rice University, Houston, “ ‘It Is Not about Music No More:’ Intraethnic Conflict and Compromise in the Regional Mexican Music Industry”

Louis M. Holscher, San Jose State University, “The Emergence of the Chicano Music Industry in the 1950s and 1960s: Initial Comments and Findings”

Peter J. García, Arizona State University, “Somos manitas: El grupo Sparx as Emerging Postmodern Mexicanas”



3.6       ”With Her Pestle in Her Hand: Gender/Sexual Identity                                     

Formation through Modes of Self-Representation”

Chair:              Roberto R. Calderón, University of North Texas

Presenters:     Lee Bebout, University of North Texas, “Revisioning the Goddess/Giving Birth to Agency: Estrella as a Chicana Savior in Helena María Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus

Ana Luz Chiapa, University of North Texas, “Risky Sexual Behaviors among Young Adult College Students”

Sujey Vega, University of North Texas, “Arrival, Survival, and Adaptation: The Question for Gender Identity amongst Female Mexican Immigrants”



3.7       “Moving Chicano Latino First-Year College                                                       

Students Towards Success”

Julián Ledesma, UC Berkeley

Fabrizio Mejia, UC Berkeley

Nancy Porras Hein, California State University, “La Familia Facilitates Learning”

Miguel Ceja, UC Davis, “Applying, Choosing, and Enrolling in Higher Education: Understanding the College Choice Process of First-Generation Chicana Students”



3.8       “Pornography, Eroticism, the First Amendment,                                                

Racism, and the Internet”

Chair:              Juana Mora, California State University Northridge

Presenters:     Mary Pardo, California State University Northridge

David Rodríguez, California State University Northridge

Rodolfo Acuña, California State University Northridge



3.9       “Mass Media and Its Audiences”                                                                          

Patricia Kim, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, “Locating Latino Audiences”

Ramón Solórzano Jr., University of MA at Amherst, “Reproductions of Language Ideology in Language Learning Software, or How Cyber-Pepa Got Her Accent”

Guadalupe San Miguel Jr., University of Houston, “Tejano vs. Norteño: A Case Study of Inter-ethnic Conflict in Tejano Radio”



3.10     “Exploring Cultural Identity and Community Service:                                       

Examples from Aztlán”

Armando Trujillo, UTSA

Patricia Dunn, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures



3.11     “Raza Womyn de UCLA: malcriadas soltando la lengua                                    

en liberación y revolucionando el mundo”

Chair:              Anita T. Revilla, UCLA

Presenters:     Elizabeth Sevilla, UCLA

                        Crystal Davis, UCLA

                        Carmen Iñiguez, UCLA, SEIU organizer



3.12     ROUNDTABLE                                                                                             


3.13     “La Raza Alternative Media/Press: Its Past, Present, and Future”                  

Chair:              José Moreno, CSUN and Mexica Tiaui

Presenters:     Ernesto Bustillos, former editor of La Verdad and author

                        Catalina Espitia, coordinator of the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project

                        John Martínez, member of the Aztlán Media Collective

                        Raul Ruiz, CSUN and co-founder of La Raza Magazine





SESSION FOUR: FRIDAY 3-29 9:25 TO 10:40


4.1       “Mexicana/Chicana Image in Literature”                                                             

Catriona Rueda Esquibel, The Ohio State University, “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Return of the Repressed”

Sharon J. Thornton, California State University, “Sor Juana’s Second Dream: The Sexuality and Spirituality of a Renaissance Feminist During the Mexican Inquisition”

Isabel Alvarez Inguanzo, California State University, Northridge, “Building a New Chicana Landscape: Helena María Viramontes’ Literature”



4.2       “Being Brown in Green Aztlán: The Xicana/o                                                     

Presence in the Northwest”

David Molina-López, Oregon State University

Daisy Terrazas, Oregon State University

Claudia García, Oregon State University



4.3       “Responses to Social Policy and Family Crises”                                                           

Lupe Gallegos-Díaz, University of California, Berkeley, “Chicanas Building Institutions: A Case Study of the Bay Area, California”

Juana Mora, CSU Northridge, “United States Social Policy and the Feminization of Poverty among Chicana and Latina Single-Mother Families”



4.4       “¿Quién manda en el norte?: Authority and Household                                    

Division of Labor in a Mexican Transnational Community”

Manuel Barajas, UC Riverside

Elvia Ramírez, UC Riverside



4.5       “Voces Latinas: The U.S. Chicana Experience                                                   

through Literature”

Lucha Corpi, writer

Graciela Limón, writer

Roberta Fernández, writer

Josephine Méndez-Negrete, University of Texas at San Antonio, “Flores del nopal: Flowers among the Thorns”

Vera Gómez, poet, “The Poetics of a Bilingual Voice”

Teresa Kupin, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, “broken perspectiva—a recitation of original poetry”



4.6       “Latinos and the Big City”                                                                                     

Martha I. Chew, University of California at Los Angeles, “The Role of Mass Media in the Cultural Homogenization among Spanish-Speaking People”

Elaine Levine, Centro de Investigaciones sobre America del Norte (CISAN) and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), “Mexicans Living and Working in Los Angeles”

Gloria Montaño, University of Arizona, “¿Y nosotros?: Remembering the Chicano Movement in Tucson

Lisette Sosa, Claremont Graduate University, “Gender and Ethnicity in Chicana/Latina Testimonios: Implications for Spirituality in Education”




4.7       “Gender, Race, and Class in Latina/o Workers Lives:                                       

Organizing Across Borders”

Chair:              María Soldatenko, Pitzer College, “Latinas in Sweatshops in Los Angeles and the Garment Workers Center”

Presenters:     Evelyn Zepeda, Pitzer College, “La Lucha Continúa: Maquiladora Workers’ Independent Struggle for Union Representation in Puebla 1999-2000”

Siobhan Acosta, Pitzer College, “Women’s Health Care Utilization in Oaxaca 1999-2000”

Judith Hermosillo, Pitzer College, “Jornaleros: Teaching ESL at the Pomona Day Labor Center ‘99-‘00”



4.8       ”Xicana Spirituality: Abandoning the Trinity of                                                   

Nationalism, Religion, and Reason”

Moderator:       Laura Pérez, UC Berkeley

Presenters:     Susan Montaño, UC Berkeley

                        Denise Velasco, UC Berkeley

                        José Navarro, UC Berkeley


4.9       “Working Immigrants” (Bilingual Panel)                                                              

Barbara Driscoll Kelly, Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CISAN) and UNAM, “The Bracero Program of World War II: National Security vs. Workers, Unions and Employees”

Monica Verea, Centro de Investigaciones Sobre América del Norte (CISAN) and UNAM, “Trabajadores temporales en EU y las posibilidades de un acuerdo migratorio con México”

Hilda Hernández, East Los Angeles College, “Chicana Migrant Workers’ Silent Enemy”



4.10     “Voice and Empowerment of Students and Parents”                                        

Heather Ana Hathaway Miranda, Michigan State University,”Family Ecological Examination of Freshmen Migrant Female University Students”

Dianna Morena, Pomona College, “Constructing a Labor Force: The Educational Tracking System as a Continuation of Globalization”

René Núñez, San Diego State University, “Parent Voices: Collaborative Struggle in a Spanish-speaking School Community”


4.11     ROUNDTABLE                                                                                                                     


4.12     ”Women’s Roles for Themselves and Others”                                                  

Irma Valdivia, UCLA, “Lifting the Veil of the Virgin’s Face: Chicana Feminist Strategies in Challenging Chicano Nationalism”

Arturo Ramírez, Sonoma State University, “Reconsidering Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Idola Arroyo, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, “Magic Realism in the Works of Two Women: Isabel Allende and Toni Morrison”



4.13     “Pulling Ourselves out of the Dregs of the Minimum Wage Class”

            John Torres and FUERZA, Oakland University







5.1       “Space and Place in Chicana/o Art”                                                                     

Miguel Juárez, University of Arizona Library, “Artistas fronterizas, A Tribute to Mexicana/Chicana Artists en El Paso, Tejas: The Work of Mago Orona Gándara, Judith García de Corral, Gloria Osuna Pérez, and Marta Amaya Arat”

Sam Ríos, Jr., CSU Sacramento, “Chicano Muralist: Royal Chicano Air Force en Aztlán”



5.2       “Coloniality of Power, Social Control, and Resistance”                                    

Dulcinea M. Lara, University of California, Berkeley, “Violent Legacy: Remnant Ideologies of Dual-Colonization Resulting in Distorted Views of Citizenship”

Víctor M. Ríos, University of California, Berkeley, “Urban Youth Culture and Subalternity: Implications for New Social Movements”

Delberto Darío Ruiz, University of California, Berkeley, “Chicana Feminist Writers’ Epistemic Challenge to Coloniality”

Martín José Olea, University of California, Berkeley, “Colonizing Ideologies and Social Control—Legitimizing the Reproduction of Social Formations in California through Legal Status”



5.3       “Chicana Feminsit Pedagogies and Epistemologies                                         

of Everyday Life: Educación en la familia, comunidad, y escuela”

Chair:              C. Alejandra Elenes, Arizona State University West, “Borderlands Theories: In Between Spaces, Culture, and Knowledge”

Presenters:     Dolores Delgado Bernal, University of Utah, “Challenging Educational Norms and Dominant Perspectives of Chicana/Latina Students”

Sofía Villenas, University of Utah, “Mothers and Adult Women: Teaching and        Learning in the Home Space, Community, and Workplace”

Francisca E. Godínez, University of Californa at  Davis, “Chicana Youth Identities, Bodies, and Worldviews”



5.4       ROUNDTABLE                                                                                                         



5.5       “Border(ed) Texts/Boder(ed) Lives: Stories                                                      

from La Frontera San Ysidro—Tijuana”

Mónica Hernández, University of California, Berkeley, “Dispeling (his)torias en la Frontera: Trafincantes y Coyotas, Las Chicanas Olvidadas”

Layla Naranjo, Unviersity of California, Berkeley, “Unsolved Matters: Women Organizing at th Frontera”

Abel S. Morfín, Vista Community College, “Patriarchy and Homophobia Sleep in the Same Bed”

Roberto Hernández, University of California, Berkeley, “¿Por qué a ella?: Patriarchy and Male (Domi)nation Vis-a-vis Self-Reflection/Criticism de un Cholo Feminista”



5.6       “Breathing through Literary Expression”                                                                       

M. Linda Apodaca, California State University, “Breathing Between the Lines: The Insurgent Poetry of Demetria Martinez”

Mary Helen Perez, Lee College, “Personal Chicana Self-Actualizations:  Murmurs of Self-Assurance Turn a Life around, Into Literary Expression and a Fervent Life”

Sam Lopez, University of Iowa,  “‘Faith of our Mothers:’ The Resistance Tradition in Leanor Villegas De Magnon’s ‘The Rebel’”

B.V.Olguin, University of Texas at San Antonio, “Pochos, Patriarchy and Poetry: Reassessing Américo Paredes’ Between Two Worlds and Cantos de adolescencia



5.7       “Music from the Underground: The Mujeres of Latin Alternative”                 

Presenters:     Élida M. Bautista, University of Michigan, “Yo quiero mi MTV: Representations of mujeres in Latin Alternative Music Media”

Josh Norek, JN Media, Co-founder LAMC, “Female Artists in the Latin Alternative Music Scene”

Joaquín Elizondo, University of Michigan

Commentator: Michelle Habell-Pallán, University of Michigan



5.8       “Operation Enduring Freedom and Its Impact                                                    

on the Chicana/o Communities

Moderator:       Jesús García, former sentor and executive director of LVCDC

                        Teresa Córdova, University of New Mexico

                        Nancy “Rusty” Barceló, University of Washington



5.9       “The Impact of Chicanas/os in Education”                                                          

Leticia Oseguera, UCLA, “Trend Analysis of Chicanas and Chicanos in Higher Education: 1980-2000”

Pat Antonio Goldsmith, University of Wisconsin, Parkside, “Beliefs about Education and about Jobs among Whites, Blacks, and Latinas/Latinos: Considering Identities and School Segregation Effects”

Kenneth P. González, University of San Diego,

Carla Stoner, San Jose State University, and

Jennifer Jovel, Stanford University, “Examining Opportunities for Latinos in Higher Education: Toward a College Opportunity Framework”



5.10     “Gender and Youth Culture: Images, Representations                                    

and Resistances”

Pancho McFarland, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, “The Woman in Chicano Rap”

Luis Alvarez, University of California at San Diego, “Zoot Women: Pachuca Bodies, Gender Style, and the Politics of ‘Dignidad’ in Wartime America”

Beauty Bragg, Colorado College and UT Austin, “Lil’ Kim’s Hardcore Subversion of Patriarchal Norms”

Lilia Fernández, University of California at San Diego, “The Politics of Sexuality: Latina Young Women and Urban Youth Culture”



5.11     “Chicana Feminisms: Disruption in Dialogue”                                                    

Chair:              Patrica Zavella, University of California, Santa Cruz

Presenters:     Norma Alarcón, University of California, Berkeley

Gabriela Arredondo, University of California, Santa Cruz

Maylei Blackwell, University of California, Berkeley

Norma E. Cantú, University of Texas San Antonio

Rosa Linda Fregoso, University of California, Santa Cruz

Ellie Hernández, University of California, Santa Barbara

Aída Hurtado, University of California, Santa Cruz

Norma Klahn, University of California, Santa Cruz

Amalia Mesa-Bains, California State University, Monterey Bay

Olga Nájera-Ramírez, University of California, Santa Cruz

Elba Rosario Sánchez, University of California



5.12     “New Queer Latino Poetry”                                                                                               

            Francisco Aragón, University of Notre Dame

                        Ramón García, California State University, Northridge

                        Rigoberto González, National Poetry Series Poet

                        Daniel Enriquez Pérez, Arizona State University




5.13     “Barrio Libre and the Communities of Northern California”    

Gregorio Mora Torres, San Jose State University, “The Emergence of the Colonia Mexicana of San José, California, 1940-1970”

Philip G. Tabera, San José State University, “The Brown ‘N Proud Mural Project”

Larry Gamino, San José State University, “Los Traqueros: The Case of the Gamino Family”

Gilberto Rosas, University of Texas at Austin, “Barrio Libre: Attempting to Subvert the  . . .”

Ramón D. Chacón, “The Chicano/Latino Community of Redwood City, CA: Segregation . . . “




SESSION SIX: FRIDAY 3-29 3:05 TO 4:20


6.1       “Memory and Politics in the Work of Lourdes Portillo”                                     

Carmen Huaco-Nuzum, Colorado State University, “Corpus: The Social Cultural and Sexual Inscription of Memory”

Mónica F. Torres, University of New Mexico, “Art as Politics: Agency in Lourdes Portillo’s The Devil Never Sleeps



6.2       “Haciéndose Mujeres, Transforming Our Lives, Impacting                             

Our Communities: Nahui Ollin Teotl”

Karina Nájera, NLHO

Manijeh Fata-Gonzalez, NLHO

Erica Jiménez, NLHO

Beatriz Navarro, NLHO

Hermelinda González, NLHO



6.3       “Transcending the Bilingual Education Controversy”                                      

Sonia Soltero, DePaul University, and

José Soltero, DePaul University, “Social Bases for Coalitions: Determinants of Support and Opposition to Bilingual Education, Official English Law, and Immigrants’ Rights in the U.S.”

Patricia Hernández, Orozco Academy and DePaul University, “Empowering the Parents of Bilingual Program Students”



6.4       “Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios”                                                  

Chair:              Yvette Flores-Ortiz, UC Davis

Presenters:     Inés Hernández-Avila, UC Davis

Patricia Zavella, UC Santa Cruz

Norma Cantú, UT San Antonio

Mirtha Quintanales, New Jersey City University

Clara Lomas, Colorado College

Aurora Levins Morales, Oakland Museum



6.5       “Federal Funding, University Bureaucracies, and Chicana                              

            Focused Research: Negotiating the Minefield”

Claudia Huiza, National University and CSU San Marcos   

Ronald L. Mize, University of Saint Francis, Indiana, and CSU San Marcos

Anthony Navarrete, University of California San Diego and CSU San Marcos

Andre Vásquez, Rio School District and CSU San Marcos



6.6       “Chicana Identity: Historical and Popular Formations”                                     

Emma R. García, University of Michigan, “Chicana Super Women Achieving the American Dream: The Representations of Chicana Identity in Popular Texts”

Marcos D. Martínez, ACE Community Challenge School, “Analyzing the Relationship between the Chicana/Mexicana of Contemporary

Gloria Hudson, California State University, “Chicana Voices and Reflections: The Formation of Cultural Identities”



6.7       “Gentrification and Grief: The Genesis of DURO                                                          

 (Developing Unity through Resident Organizing) in Sherman Heights”

Chair:              Gail Pérez, University of San Diego

Presenters:     Genoveva Aguilar, University of San Diego

Fernando Rejón, Community Organizer



6.8       “Palabras de tierras santas: Queer Readings                                                    

from Corpus Christi, San José, Santa Ana, y San Salvador”

Chair:              Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, UCLA

Presenters:     Santiago Bernal, UC San Diego

                        pablo a. cabral jr., San José

                        Joel Antonio Villalón, San Francisco



6.9       “Identity and Dissonance in Chicana Literature”                                                           

Narek M. Kassabian, California State University, Northridge, “The Search for Identity: Ana Castillo’s The Mixquiahuala Letters

Isabel Alvarez Inguanzo, California State University, Northridge, “Mexico versus the United States?:  The Search for Home in Ana Castillo’s and Sandra Cisneros’s Novels”

Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Seattle University, “Identity and Dissonance in Ana Castillo’s Peel My Love Like an Onion or is it Carmen la Coja?”



6.10     “Chicana Agency: Alternative Discourses on Gender                                       

and Patriarchy”

Karina Cárdenas,  “Revolutionary Women”

Gabriel Gutiérrez, California State University, Northridge, “Con sus calzones al revés/ With His Underpants on Inside Out: Cultural Economy and Patriarchy in Pablo de la Guerra’s Letters to Josefa Moreno de la Guerra, 1851-1872”

Trinidad González, University of Houston, “Adultery in a Bordertown: An Alternative Discourse on Gender, Sexuality and Family in Post-Independence Laredo”



6.11     “Chicana Identity in Literature”                                                                            

Julie Hempel, University of Michigan, “Facing the ‘New Mestiza:' How Mexicanas Read Chicana Identity in Paletitas de Guayaba

Lilia Rosas, University of Texas at Austin, “Locating a ‘Sitio y lengua:’ Writing the History of African American Women and Mexicanas/Chicanas Together”

Teresa Kupin, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, “The Hyphen: Resounding Pluralistic Identity and Language within Chicana/Latina Literary Texts”



6.12     “Immigrant Communities in the U.S.”                                                                   

Manuel Chávez-Jiménez, State University of New York at Binghamton, “A Critique of Paula M.L. Moya’s Post-Positivist Realist Theory of Chicana Identity”

Sergio R. Chávez, Cornell University, “Narratives of Dissent: The Case of a Central Valley Community”

Armando Solórzano, The University of Utah, “Latinas/os Diaspora in Utah:  Immigration and its Consequences in Utazlan”



6.13     “Latinas and Latinos and Community Interracial Relations:                             

The Metamorphosis of Southern California”

            Marta López-Garza, California StateUniversity, Northridge

                        Beatriz Paez, California State University, Northridge

                        David R. Díaz, California State University, Northridge

                        Víctor Carrillo, California State University, Northridge






7.1       “Stories from the Borderland: Research and Narratives                                              

            of and about San Antonio, Texas”

Moderator:       Lilliana Saldaña, University of Texas at San Antonio

Presenters:     Michelle García, University of Texas at San Antonio

                        Nancy García, University of Texas at San Antonio

                        Esmeralda Ramos, University of Texas at San Antonio

                        Joseph Santos, University of Texas at San Antonio



7.2       “Immigration Policies and Their Impact on Chicano and                                   

Other Latino Demographics: The New Majority”

Chair:              Nelia Olivencia, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Presenters:     Víctor Yañez, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, “Undocumented and Legal Immigration Trends from 1990-2001”

Rosalinda Ortega, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, “The Impact of U.S. Political Crisis on Immigration Patterns from Mexico and Other Latino Countries”

Colleen Méndez and

Elsa Bravo, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, “Immigration Patterns and Their Effect on Bilingual and ESL Education”

Sonya Garza, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, “Immigration and Its Impact on the Chicana and the Family Structure”



7.3       “Chicanas and Mexicanas across the Life Cycle:                                               

Women’s Identitites in the Context of Familia, Work, Communidad y La Tierra”

Chair:              Beatriz Pesquera, UC Davis, “Growing Up Chicana”

Presenters:     Yvette Flores-Ortiz, UC Davis, “Negotiating Intimate Relations: Couple Interaction and Conflict Resolution among Mexican Couples in Jalisco and Mexico City”

Ines Hernandez-Avila, UC Davis, “What Does the Land Have to Do with It?: Considerations of Identity in the Literature and Art of Tejanas”



7.4       “Violence in Chicana/o Communities”                                                                 

Humberto Garza, author of Joaquin Murrieta: A Quest for Justice!

M. Linda Apodaca, CSU Stanislaus, “War and Terror in the Chicana/o Community”

Raul Ruiz Bustillos, California State University, Northridge, “Silver Dollar Death: The Murder of Rubén Salazar”



7.5       “Researching Empowerment in Chicana/o Histories”                                       

Chair:              Barbara O. Reyes, University of New Mexico

Presenters:     Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, University of California, San Diego, “Researching Chicana Role Models: Indigenous Women’s Participation in the Corn Riots of 1692”

Roberto Carriedo, University of New Mexico, “the Mexican American War: Expansionism and Popular dissent in Two Voices”

Wallace Begay, Unviersity of New Mexico, “The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico”




7.6       “International Fronteras “Writing Identity:                                                          

Queer and Lesbian Space”

Chair:              Veronica Reyes, poet and writer

Xochitl Marquez, UCLA Undergraduate Student, “Shattered into Wholeness: Chicana Lesbians in Higher Education”

Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, York University, “Lengua Latina: Latina Canadians, Writing and Community”

Daniel Enriquez Pérez, Arizona State University, “Queers ‘N Space: Latin@s in U.S. Cultural Production”

            Sheryl Luna, University of Texas, El Paso, and

Emmy Pérez, University of Texas, El Paso, “Chicana Dykes and Straight Homegirls Living on the Edge of Poesía, the Rio Grande, and the Great Lakes”



7.7       ”At the Current Rate, Parity Will Be Reached at the                                          

End of The Next Millennium: Chicanas in Higher Education,

Intervention, Conversations, and Collaboration”                                                          

Chair:              KarenMary Dávalos, Loyola Marymount University, “Publishing in the Mission of MALCS”

Presenters:     Mónica Russel y Rodríguez, Northwestern University, “Chicanas in Higher Ed or Making a Career from Scratch”

                        Francisca E. Godinez, University of California, Davis, “Re-membering the Spirit, Mind, and Body”

                        Nancy “Rusty” Barceló, University of Washington

                        Chela Sandoval, University of California, Davis

                        Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell, University of California, Davis




7.8       “Testimonios de Chicanas: 11 September to 11 October 2001”                                              

Claire Joysmith, CISAN, UNAM                   

Clara Lomas, Colorado College



7.9       “Strategy for Propagating Chicano Studies Curricula                                       

in Public Schools: Creating Chicana/o Leaders for the Future

through Learning to Honor Their Heritage and Culture”

Seferino García, SOLEVAR National Community Development Corporation

Judith A. Serafini, SOLEVAR

Robert Luna, SOLEVAR

Lori González, California State University at Long Beach




7.10     “Emerging Voices in CRT/LatCrit: Using New Theories                                               

to Fight Oppression”

Chair:              Dolores Delgado Bernal, University of Utah

Presenters:     Mary DeLaRosa, University of Utah, “CRT/LatCrit: Push the Borders of Chicana Feminism”

                        María Estrada, University of Utah, “CRT/LatCrit and Teatro del oprimido”

                        Juan José García, University of Utah, “A New Look at Folklore”

Richard García, University of Utah, “Resistance and Identity in Higher Education”

Melissa Moreno, University of Utah, “Latina/o Parents and Students Straddling the Border of Higher Education”



7.11     ROUNDTABLE                                                                                                         


7.12     ”Developing a Replication Model for Research and                                         

Colaboration in Conducting Community Studies”

Moderator:       Gilberto Cárdenas, Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame University

Presenters:     Sylvia Puente, Meetropolitan Chicago Project Director, Notre Dame University

Philip García, Inter-University Program on Latino Research, Notre Dame University



7.13     Conjunto Panel and Book Signing                                                                        





8.1       “Artistas Chicanas: Creativities to Live and Teach”                                         

Chair:              Julia E. Curry Rodriguez, San Jose State University

Presenters:     Mitsy Avila Ovalles, San Jose State University

Martha R. Amezcua, San Jose State University

Erlinda Cruz-Quintero, San Jose State University

Maritza Cruz-Quintero, UC Davis



8.2       “Memory and Female Consciousness”                                                                

Commentator: Anna Sandoval, California State University, Long Beach

Presenters:     Alma Rosa Alvarez, Southern Oregon University, “Pedro Infante or La Banda del Recodo: Mapping a Generational Trajectory of Nostalgia and Chicana Identity”

Maythee Rojas, California State University, Long Beach, “Breaking with Tradition: Fractured Memories of Domestic Life in Helena María Viramontes’s ‘Snapshots’”

Joyce Lausch, Arizona State University, “’Coming Out’ through the Body: Introspection toward Empowered Re-vision of the Lesbian Body in Cherríe Moraga’s Loving in the War Years and Gloria Anzaldúa’s Boderlands/La Frontera



8.3       “Chicanas at Work: Gender, Community, and Policy-Making”                          

Noelia Hernández, “Everything is Fine: The Impact NAFTA Has on Mexican Labor Conditions”

Priscilla Falcón, University of Northern Colorado, “Some Men Do Not Know the Value of Women: National Floral Workers Organization Strike of 1968-1969”

Margaret A. Villanueva, St. Cloud State University, “Community Connections: Networking and Entrepreneurship among Latinas and Mexicanas in Small-town Illinois”

Mari Castañeda Paredes, University of Massachusetts, “Forging a Future in the Media: EEO Policy and Its Impact on Chicana/Latina Employment”



8.4       ROUNDTABLE                                                                                                         


8.5       “Chicana/o Education for the 21st Century”                                                        

José Ibarra-Virgen, San Jose State University,

Abel Macías, San Jose State University, and

Charlene Sul, AVOCADO Educational Resources, “Insights from Emerging Scholars”

Marcos Pizarro, San Jose State University, and

Margaret Montoya, University of New Mexico Law School, Albuquerque, “Seeking Sovereignty of the Mind: MAESTROS and Educational Reform”



8.6       “The Mexican Great Lakes Cultures: New Approaches,                                               

New Challenges”

Chair:              Juan Javier Pescador, Michigan State University, “¡Jalisco no presume!: Soccer Teams, Community Building and Ethnic Identities in the Great Lakes Barrios, 20th Century”

César Garza, Independent Scholar, “The Lunas: Six Generations in Chicago”

Deborah E. Kanter, Albion College, “Parish and Neighborhood in Mexican Chicago, 1942-1960: The Case of Saint Francis of Assisi”

Commentator: Cheryl Ganz, University Of Illinois at Chicago



8.7       “Televised Diversities”                                                                                         

Yesenia Cervantes, UCSC Chicano Latino Resource Center, “Tele-No-Ve-Las”

Ernesto S. Martínez, UCLA, “Imagining Diversity: PBS and Chicana/o Cultural Production”



8.8       “Resistance through Education”                                                                          

Anita Tijerina Revilla, UCLA, “Developing Raza Womyn Theory: A Case Study of Mujeres en Resistencia”

Lucila EK, UCLA, “Language Socialization in an Immigrant Latino Pentecostal Sunday School”

Nadine Bermudez, UCLA, “Cultural Relevant Teaching and Chicana/o Education”



8.9       “The New Chicana/o Left: Global Struggles and the                                         

Building of Communities in Resistance”

Pablo González, UT Austin

Alan Gómez, UT Austin

Christina Salinas-Rodríguez, UT Austin

Ramón Rivera-Servera, UT Austin



8.10     “Chicana/o Religion and Spirituality: Theology and Symbolism”                     

Miguel R. López, Southern Methodist University, “The Boom in Latino/Hispanic Theology”

                        Rogelio Rodríguez, “The Myth of La Virgen de Guadalupe”

Elisa Facio, University of Colorado at Boulder, “Sprituality and the Politics of Decolonization”



8.11     “Affirming Our Roots: Decolonizing the Second Generation by                      

Strengthening First-Generation Immigrants”

Rose Borunda, DQ University

Felicia Martínez, DQ University

Francisca Arellano, DQ University

Amparo Guerra, DQ University


8.12     “The Multiple Realities of Borders”                                                                    

Chair:              Rodolfo Rosales, UTSA, “Citizenship in an Emerging Transnational Environment”

Presenters:     Raquel Márquez, UTSA, “Interrupted Realities: The Role of Borders in the Undermining of Women’s Lives”

Juan Mora-Torres, UTSA, “The Nation-State: And the Writing of History”

Discussant:     Ruben Martínez, UTSA



8.13     “The Historiography of Political Participation”

José-Antonio Orosco, Oregon State University, “La Democracia Cósmica: Partcipatory Democracy in Rendón’s Chicano Manifesto”

Lena Solis, Cal State Los Angeles, “Mexican American Women in Politics: A Review of the Literature”

Ninfa A. Trejo, University of Arizona Library, “The Life and Death of Chicano Periodicals”








9.1       “Making and Remaking Chicano/a Identity”                                                                   

Anabel Mota, Cornell University, “Chicano Park: Making Identity”

Ronald L. Mize, University of Saint Francis, “The Persistence of Workplace Identities: Negotiating the Demands of the Bracero Total Institution”

José Muñoz, University of Arizona at Tucson, “Mexican and Mexican American Identity in Chicago: Is There a Room for Chicanismo?”



9.2       “Affirmation and Incorporation—Raza USA: Struggles                                      

on the Journey Home”

Chair:              Roberto R. Calderón, University of North Texas

Presenters:     Christina Bejarno, University of North Texas, “Gender and Ethnicity: The Political Incorporation of Latina State Legislators”

Edgar Fragoso, University of North Texas, “The Study of Chicano Youth Deviance and Explorations of Multiple Marginality Theory”

Olga Sandoval, University of North Texas, “From Texas Independence to the Gulf War: A Literary Investigation of Mexican Americans in War”



9.3       “The Chicana/o Studies Program”                                                                                   

Steve Casanova, St. Cloud State University

Jeanne LaCourt, St. Cloud State University

Susan Green, SCU Chico, and

Paul López, UC Santa Barbara, “Considerations of Transnationalism in Chicana/o Studies Program Building”

Michael Calderón-Zaks, Binghamton University, and

Rigoberto Andino, Binghamton University, “Comparing Chicano, Puerto Rican, and Other Latino Studies”



9.4       “Chicana Traditions: Continuity and Change”                                                    

Chair:              Olga Nájera-Ramírez, University of California, Santa Cruz

Presenters:     Norma E. Cantu

Helen R. Lucero

Brenda M. Romero

María Herrera-Sobek

Domino Renee Pérez

Yolanda Broyles-González

Cynthia Vidaurri

Leonor Xóchitl Pérez

Cándida F. Jáquez

Deborah R. Vargas

Tey Marianna Nunn



9.5       “Chicana and Chicano Identity for a New Century”                                           

Moderator:       María A. Beltrán-Vocal, DePaul University

Presenters:     Rosa Yadira Ortiz, DePaul University,” Revisiting the term ‘Chicano’ as a Homogenous Identity: Hegemonic Tendencies of Definitiveness in the Chicano Movement and the Evolution of an Inclusive Neo-Chicanismo”

Ray Salazar, Hubbard High School and DePaul University, “Holding a Callused Hand: A Bracero’s Son’s Perspective”

Adrian Aragones,  “A Construction of Identity”

Fabiola Salcedo, DePaul University,



9.6       “Making Connections San Antonio, TX: Mujeres Making                                 

a Movement”

Raquel Márquez and

Louis Mendoza, UTSA

Caroline Rodríguez, MC-San Antonio Community Liason

Elena Guajardo, Member of Edgewood Cooperative (Sector V)



9.7       “Latinas and Latinos in the World War II Era”                                                     

Chair:              Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez, UT Austin

Presenters:     Carlos Velez-Ibáñez, UC Riverside,

                        Ernesto Galarza, UC Riverside, and

Augustine Chávez, San Diego State University, “Panel on Teaching: The U.S. Latino and Latina WWII Oral History Project: A Service Learning Opportunity”

                        Mario Barrera, University of California, Berkeley,

            Ricardo Griswold, Califonia State University, San Diego, and

Naomi Quiñonez, California State University, Fullerton, “Latinas/os in the WWII Era”



9.8       “Education and Upward Mobilization”                                                                 

Otoniel Jiménez Morfin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Stratification of Chicano/Latino Students in California: A Closer Look”

Valerie Talavera-Bustillos, California State University, Los Angeles, “The Examination of Chicana College Aspirations and Progressive Resistance: Changing and Improving Social Status through Education”

Martha Rivas, UCLA, “Ownership of Educational Experience: Understanding How Undergraduate Chicana Students Excel in Top Research Institutions”



9.9       “Teaching, Using, and Learning Chicana Feminist Theory:                             

A Presentation and Dialogue”

Chela Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara

Priscilla Ybarra, Rice University

Sandra Soto, University of Arizona

Theresa Delgadillo, University of Arizona




9.10     “Interrogating the ‘Problem’ of Chicana/Latina Adolescent                             

Sexuality: New Voices, New Visions”

Chair:              Elena Gutiérrez, University of Illinois at Chicago

Presenters:     Lisa Lapeyrouse, University of Michigan, “His/Panic over the Hispanic: Facts about Latina Teen Pregnancy Question America’s Cause for Concern”

Angela Gallegos, U.C. Berkeley, “This World Is All Hard and Crazy: Mexican-origin Young Women Negotiate Their Sexual Identities en La Casa”

Lorena García, University of California, Santa Barbara, “But I Wanted To: Considering Latina Adolescent Sexual Agency”




9.11     “Chicana Art and Artists: Inventing Identity and Space”                                   

Luz Calvo, The Ohio State University, “Artista ardiente: The Controversy Surrounding the Artistic Inventions of Alma Lopez”

Judith Huacuja Pearson, University of Dayton, “Contemporary Chicana Artists’ Installations as Critique: The Art of Yolanda Lopez and Celia Herrera Rodriguez”

Araceli Esparza, California State University, Northridge, “Chicana Mural Art and Literature: Identity, Rights, and Space”



9.12     ROUNDTABLE                                                                                                         


9.13     “Gatekeeper’s State: Immigration and Boundary Policing in an Era of Globalization”

Chair:              José Palafox, University of California, Berkeley

Presenters:     Timothy Dunn, Salisbury State University

                        Sylvanna Falcón, University of Santa Barbara

                        Joe Nevins, University of California, Berkeley









10.1     “Finding Empowerment”                                                                                        

Raymundo Eli Rojas, University of Texas at El Paso, “Chicanismo and Zapatismo: Finding Common Ground”

Estela Román Porcayo, “The Rescue and Strengthening of Ancestral Knowledge as a Tool for the Development of the Young Professional with an Indigenous Tradition”

Eduardo Torres, California State University, Northridge, “The Chicano and Chicana Experience of 1992: A Generation of Hope, Rhetoric and Continuity”



10.2     “Bodies, Communities, and Politics: Latina and Latino                                     

History from the San Francisco Bay Area”

Chair:              Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, UCLA, “Moving for Fun, Moving for Change: Queer Latina Sexiles in the San Francisco Bay Area”

Presenters:     Jason Ferreira, University of California, Berkeley, “Free Los Siete!: Third World Radicalism in San Francisco, 1969-1972”

Tomás F. Sandoval, Jr., University of California, Berkeley, “Constructing Latina Lives, Defining Latina/o Spaces: Gender, Community, and Identity in the 1960s San Francisco”

Commentator: Noemí García, Stanford University



10.3     “Paticipation through the Media”                                                                                     

Ernesto S. Martinez, UCLA, “Producing the Local and Consuming the Global: Cultural Politics and U. S. Latino Film Festivals”

Richard “Sonny” E. Espinoza, Loyola Marymount University, “Chicanismo in Film and Popular Culture: Betwixt and Between Cinematic and Institutional Borders”

Gabriela Baeza Ventura, University of Houston, “Creating Communities through the crónica of ‘México de afuera’ ”

Tomas Madrigal, Washington State University, “Building Bridges through Spanish-Language Radio in the Pacific Northwest”



10.4     “The Leadership of Chairs in the Development of                                            

Chicano/a, La Raza Studies”

Moderator:       Gerald Reséndez, California State University, Northridge

Presenters:     Luis Arroyo, CSU Long Beach

                        Cordelia Candelaria, Arizona State University

                        Isaac Cárdenas, SCU Fullerton

                        Richard Griswold del Castillo, San Diego State University

                        Adela de la Torre, University of Arizona, Tucson

                        Velia García, San Francisco State University




10.5     “Developing an Education Program by, for, and about                                     

the Chican@/Indigen@/Mexican@ Community”

Chairs:                        Adaljiza Sosa-Riddel, University of California Davis

                        Marianna Rivera, California State University, Sacramento

Presenters:     Jim Ford, National Council of La Raza

                        Fátima Castañeda, Grupo Raza School

                        Mario Galván, Grupo Raza School

                        Juanita Lupercio, Grupo Raza School

                        Christina Moralez, Grupo Raza School

                        Dorothy Moralez, Grupo Raza School

                        Bianca Moralez, Grupo Raza School

                        Pedro Ortega, Grupo Raza School

                        Maria Pineda, Grupo Raza School

                        Víctor Rivera, Grupo Raza School

                        Estella Sánchez, Grupo Raza School



10.6     “Working Students, Working Mothers and Creating                                          

Conditions for Literal Possibilities: the Canoga Park Literacy

and Research Project”

Chair:              Carlos R. Guerrero, CSU Northridge

Presenters:     Julissa Gómez, CSU Northridge

Margarita Verduzco, CSU Northridge

Edwin Gutiérrez, CSU Northridge

Araceli Luna, CSU Northridge

Andrew Dugan, CSU Northridge



10.7     “Grant Writing Skills and Funding Opportunities”                                             

Refugio Rochin, Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives and

Eduardo Pagán, National Endowment for the Humanities, “Grant Writing Skills and Strategies: A Workshops Sponsored by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives and the National Endowment for the Humanities”

                        Eduardo Pagán, National Endowment for the Humanities and

Pedro Castillo, National Council on the Humanities, ”Funding Opportunities at the National Endowment for the Humanities”



10.8     “Gendered Bodies in Motion on the Border”                                                    

Chair:              Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, University of Arizona, “Silencios y coros: Mexicanas, La Migra, Communities, and Impunity”

Presenters:     Arturo González, University of Arizona, “Why Do Female and Male Immigrants Learn English?: Answers from the National Adult Literacy Survey”

Andrea Romero, University of Arizona, “Voices of Chicana Youth Speak Out on Physical Health and Families”

Gregory S. Rodríguez, University of Arizona, “Pleitos y abrazos: Constructing Boxing Masculinities in the History of U.S. Mexican Communities”










10.9                 “Chicano Studies and Community-Based Organizations:                                                                      The Struggle for Raza Self-Determination”

Chair:              José Moreno, California State University, Northridge at Channel Islands

Presenters:     Adriana Jasso de Simón, Comité de Mujeres Patricia Marín

                        Edna Llanes, Comité de Mujeres Patricia Marin

                        Ernesto Bustillos, author, teacher, and member of Unión del Barrio

                        Luis Moreno, member of the Committee on Raza Rights



10.10               ROUNDTABLE                                                                                             


10.11               “Carros y Conjuntos: How Families Are United”                                    

Denise Michelle Sandoval, Loyola Marymount University, “Bajito y suavecito: Lowrider Families in Los Angeles”

Martha I. Chew, UCLA, “The Shared Aesthetics in the Performance of the Conjunto Norteño Music in the Mexican Diaspora in the United States”



10.12               “U.S. Societies in Flux as a Result of Global Crisis                               

Chair:              Nelia Olivencia, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Presenters:     Lesly Moreno, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, “Bilingual Eduacation”

                        Frank Molett III, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, “English as a Second Language”

Rosemary Martínez, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, “Chicana(o) and Other Enthnic Studies Programs”

Gideon Verdin Williams, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, “Government Social Reform Initiatives”



10.13   “Teaching, Weaving, and Tracing through Chicana Performance      

Alma Martínez, University of California at Santa Cruz, “Tracing Chicana Mestizaje to Its Yaqui Roots: Mummified Deer, a new play by Luis Valdez.”

Felicia Montes, California State University, “Weaving the Wounds: A Xicana Coyolxauhqui”

Marivel Danielson, University of California at Santa Barbara, “Not Just an ‘Other’ Pretty Face: Mónica Palacios’ Performances of Alternity”

María E. Ramírez, Ohlone College and Performance Artist, “Teaching Chicana History Thru Teatro”