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Motherhood en Acción: Gender, Latinidad, and Community Action in Pilsen, 1973-1987

From her research description, Elizabeth Dia’s thesis “offers a history of Mujeres Latinas en Acción, a women’s community organization in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. This thesis begins by describing the gender norms and views of ethnic identity in the neighborhood in the early 1970s, before turning to the organization’s founding and early programs serving young women. This paper argues that Mujeres used community activism to broaden practices associated with motherhood to include supporting the whole Latina/o community. “

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