Featured reader for 2019: Lara Medina
Calpulli Iskali: Andrés Ramirez & Arelis Flores
Ecuadanza: Isabel Izydork
Altars by Xánath Caraza & World’s Window
Lara Medina, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge where she teaches courses in Chicanx history and Chicanx spirituality and religious diversity. She earned her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University in American History and a MA in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Her first book, Las Hermanas: Chicana/Latina Religious Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church (Temple University, 2004) won a Choice Book Award. Her recent co-edited book is titled Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx/Latinx Spiritual Reflections and Healing Practices (Arizona University Press, 2019). She also has several published writings on Días de los muertos in Chicanx communities and Chicana feminist spirituality. She is first generation college educated and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and now resides in Los Angeles.
A family that continues to grow as we search for knowledge of our ancestors to find our identity through traditional Mexica dance and prayer.
Sugar Skulls by Delia Del Carmen Pérez
Ecuadanza: Isabel Izydork and dancers:
Started by Isabel Izydork in Kansas City is a dance troupe that shares culture, music and traditional dances from Ecuador.