Reflecciones: Sarah Rafael Garcia and Lilia Rosas @ Writing on the Air

Sarah Rafael Garcia and Lilia Rosas

September 28, 2014

By Francois

Please join us for another great show this Wednesday with guests Sarah Rafael Garcia and Lilia Rosas, who will speak with Joe Brundidge this week about books, writing, non-profits, community activism, and how they all fit together quite nicely.

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Sarah Rafael García is a writer, community educator and traveler. Since publishing her memoir Las Niñas in 2008, she continued to share her passion by founding Barrio Writers and Wild Womyn Writers workshops.

Her writings have been featured in Connotation Press, Label Me Latina/o, La Bloga, Brooklyn & Boyle, LATINO Magazine and IN MY BED Magazine. García is currently attending Texas State University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. Her works promote community empowerment, cultural awareness and global sharing. You can learn more about Sarah by visiting the following websites: SarahRafaelGarcia.com BarrioWriters.org.

A Chicana queer feminist, revolucionaria, and educator, Lilia Rosas is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, but has resided in the southside and eastside of Austin, Texas for close to two decades. She is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Red Salmon Arts, which is dedicated to Chicana/o, Latina/o, and indigenous cultural arts programming. And, this is where she humbly began as a volunteer in 2004 under the direction of poet, teacher, and human rights activist Raúl R. Salinas. Lilia also holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin and is an adjunct professor at St. Edward’s University. She has authored several publications among them the forthcoming, “Creating Queerness for Public Consumption: An Assessment of the Advocacy of Oprah Winfrey and Cristina Saralegui,” in The Oprah Winfrey Enterprise, edited by Juliet E.K. Walker, and “On Grinding Corn and Plaiting Hair: Placing Tejanas and Black Texan Women in the Progressive Era, ” in Chican@ Critical Perspectives and Praxis at the Turn of the 21st Century. Last, Lilia is one of caretakers of Resistencia Bookstore, an independent Chicana/o, Latina/o, Native American bookstore with an over thirty year history in Central Texas.

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