Welcome back to the Social Justice Book Club: Borders, where we will read and discuss fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about immigration, asylum, and borders. Join us on the last Sunday of every month for insightful conversation. This meeting of Social Justice Syllabus: Borders will discuss Borderlands by Gloria Anzaldúa on Sunday, January 27 at 7pm. Please note that there will be no meeting in December. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required.
For our second series, Borders, we will read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about immigration, asylum, and borders. Join us on the last Sunday of every month for insightful conversation.
Rooted in Gloria Anzaldua's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands/La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.
This twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new introduction by scholars Norma Cantu (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Aida Hurtado (University of California at Santa Cruz) as well as a revised critical bibliography.