Chicana/o essays, music, and art reflecting on the impact of Frida on our lives
Roberta La Vela Orona-Cordova, editor
Maria Elena Fernandez
Sunday, November 17, 2-4:00 p.m.
the Chicana coming of age, Frida Kahlo embodied the whole notion of
culture for Chicana women. She represented all that we valued: courage,
activism, personal strength, familia, beauty and artistic creativity.
Individually and collectively she became an imagined ancestor we not
only wanted, but needed. Her iconic image, her paintings and her
struggle as a woman inspired us and moved us forward in our own
movimiento. —Amalia Mesa Bains
Orona-Cordova’s Remembering Frida chronicles the life of Frida and the
she’s made on Chicana women. The publication includes eleven original
essays from a diverse group of authors along with Questions for
Consideration and Response to expand learning opportunities and to
reinforce comprehension of the material presented.
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California Council for the Humanities; and The James Irvine