Aída Hernández Castillo will present her new book, Multiple InJustices: Indigenous Women, Law, and Political Struggle in Latin America. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with two colleagues of Aída's and a Q&A with the audience.
R. Aída Hernández Castillo is a professor and senior researcher at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) in Mexico City. Born in Ensenada, California, she began her professional life at age eighteen as a journalist in a Central American press agency. She is the author of twenty-two books and the recipient of the Martin Diskin Oxfam Award for activist research. Her most recent publication is titled “Multiple InJustices” in which she synthesizes twenty-four years of activism and research among indigenous women’s organizations in Latin America.
About the book:
The last two decades have witnessed two political transformations that have deeply affected the lives of the indigenous peoples of Latin America: First, a discourse on indigeneity has emerged that links local struggles across the continent with transnational movements whose core issues are racism and political and cultural rights. Second, recent constitutional reforms in several countries recognize the multicultural character of Latin American countries and the legal pluralism that necessarily follows.
NYU Professors María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo and Pamela Calla will be discussants for the event.
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