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Women Advocate for Change

UC MEXUS continues its series of seminars on topics relevant to Mexico and California

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(January 3, 2007)

Tamara Ho, assistant professor of Women's Studies

Tamara Ho, assistant professor of Women's Studies

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — Even when migration disrupts their social networks, women are raising their voices to advocate for change, as two researchers will discuss at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, at UC Riverside.

The seminar, “Gender and Transnationalism,” features presentations by Guadalupe T. Vidales, a social ecologist from UC Irvine and Sylvanna M. Falcón, a sociologist from UC Santa Barbara. UC Riverside Women’s Studies Assistant Professor Tamara Ho will moderate the seminar.

The discussion will center on the efforts of women to surmount the obstacles they face in an increasingly global environment. Vidales will speak about Latina domestic violence both in Mexico and California, and the challenges that women face in trying to find refuge. Lecturer Sylvanna Falcón casts a wider net in a talk about transnational feminist social movements at the United Nations World Conference, which will include descriptions of a broad array of social movements instigated by women.

This is the fourth seminar in a year-long series on topics relevant to Mexico and California at UC MEXUS headquarters, 3324 Olmsted Hall. The series is a project of the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS), a system-wide institute that makes its home on the UCR campus. Every month through September 2007, the Institute will bring together scholars from the University of California and Mexico from a wide range of disciplines such as sociology, history, anthropology, conservation biology and environmental sciences.

All programs are free and open to the public. Guest parking in Lot 6 costs $6. Permits are available at the information kiosks at the entrances to campus.



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