Talk: Popular Feminist Communication: Tools for Organization in Times of Destruction

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Helena Silvestre, Amanda Martinez, & Ana Maria Morales Troya

May 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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Revista Amazonas (Amazonas Magazine) is a collective made up of women from Colombia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico and Spain. It was born out of a commitment to publishing texts and images made by women from anywhere in the world, covering all literary themes and genres, but always from a perspective that is trans-feminist, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-colonial and in defense of all forms of life. The magazine emphasizes that focusing on what women have to say – those who live and work on the margins, those who defend their territories – is not only a matter of justice, but also the only way to understand how a global system functions, and how to use that knowledge to think together strategies for emancipation.

Any woman can submit text, illustration or photographs to for publication in

Participating Speakers:

Helena Silvestre (Brazil), writer, Afro-indigenous activist in housing movements (Luta Popular), popular educator (Escola Feminista Abya Yala), and co-editor of Revista Amazonas.

Amanda Martínez (Nicaragua/Brazil), Nicaraguan woman, Central American migrant in South America, feminist, artivist and researcher who supports anti-racist, anti-patriarchal and anti-colonial struggles in the Central American isthmus and the rest of the region. Interested in the exchange of knowledge and dissemination of the other histories of America that lie in the oral tradition, in feelings, art and everyday life of communities.

Ana María Morales Troya (Ecuador), co-editor of Revista Amazonas, Ecuadorian feminist and anthropologist. She is a researcher and member of CLACSO’s WGs on popular economies and emancipatory feminist economics.

This event is part of the Feminismos desde abajo, y hacia el sur/ Feminisms from Below, and Toward the South series, which welcomes feminist militants from Latin America to share their perspectives and experiences on building popular power towards a mass feminist movement. Over the past decade, Latin American feminists have identified manifestations of gender-based oppression under capitalism in everyday women’s conditions in order to successfully mobilize them as part of a political movement. Feminists produce analyses and subsequent strategies around reproductive rights, resource extractivism, housing, debt, and more. This mass feminism has grown to be arguably the most insurgent political force across the continent.

Cosponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB History Department, UCSB Feminist Studies Department, UC San Diego Latin American Studies Program, and UCSD Institute for Arts and Humanities



May 7, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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