The annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature will be presented to Cherríe Moraga on February 8 in the McCune Conference Room of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. The award is given to a Chicano/Latino writer who has achieved national and international recognition. Cherríe Moraga is one of the most accomplished poets, playwrights, and writers in the United States. She is the author of numerous publications, including This Bridge Called My Back, co-edited with Gloria Anzaldua; Loving in the War Years; The Last Generation; and The Native Country of the Heart. Moraga has won numerous awards for her writings. She is a Professor of English at UCSB and Co-Director of Las Maestras Center for Xicana Thought, Art, and Social Practice.
Sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Research Group; the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; Office of the Chancellor; Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office; Luis Leal Endowed Chair; Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies; Chicano Studies Institute; Educational Opportunity Program; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; and Latin American and Iberian Studies