UC Law SF Journal on Gender and Justice


The dialogue sparked by Latinas in Crisis was unprecedented for a Hastings audience. While most of us were aware of the complexities surrounding reproductive choice in a traditionally religious culture; knew someone who had been physically or sexually violated in her own home; and, living in San Francisco, were daily witnesses to the many obstacles faced by poor immigrant women, we had failed to place ourselves in an open forum to candidly discuss how these issues affect Latinas. The realization of this program, therefore, forged a new level of understanding about Latin American women's struggle for rights in the face of oppression.