Ana Castillo’s Keynote Presentation on the web

Ana Castillo is an award-winning Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. Her work, which centers on the essential issues of identity, race, gender, and class, was recently banned by a large school district in Tucson, AZ, in a move to eliminate an ethnic studies program from the schools. In her address for the ASWM conference in San Francisco in May, she gave a stirring and poetic talk that links such diverse topics as Mesoamerican history, the Mayan prophecy, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and the Milky Way:  “The Last Goddess Standing.”

Part I

Part II

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