Professor Marino's talk will explore feminismo americano, a movement that thrived over the first half of the twentieth century. Activists from the U.S., Central America, Caribbean, South American, and Mexico collaborated across borders to promote women's suffrage, equal pay for equal work, and maternity rights, and to pioneer innovations in internatinal law. Their work laid pivotal groundwork for what became known as international human rights. Within this movement, U.S. leaders often presumed feminist superiority, and in response, Latin American activists united more strongly around a feminismo that confronted global imerialism, racism, and fascism. The talk argues that Latin American activists were at the vanguard of global feminism and international human rights.
Sponsored by: the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)