Rosie Cano Bermudez is a doctoral candidate in the department of Chicana and Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her dissertation “Doing Dignity Work: Alicia Escalante and the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization, 1967-1974,” focuses on the human dignity struggles waged by single Chicana welfare mothers in East Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s at the confluence of multiple social movements. Her research interests are centered on the histories of Chicana and Mexican American women’s activism, identity, and feminisms during the second half of the Twentieth century in Los Angeles. She is currently a Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellow and Ford Fellow at UC Santa Barbara.
Her chapter for discussion can found here.
A light lunch will be served.