LAURA E. GARCIA
"
For a world where everyone will be included"
Editor, Tribuno del Pueblo
Editor of a new book, Teatro Chicana
A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays


Speaker for Women's History Month,
Cinco de Mayo and
Latino Heritage Month Celebrations
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Laura E. Garcia is an editor of the new book, Teatro Chicana, A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays. The book is a collection of essays from the women who participated in the Teatro de las Chicanas, the only all-female theatre group in the Chicano movement during the 1970s. Laura Garcia's talks bring a historical and current view of that struggle with lessons for today.

Laura E. Garcia is also editor of the Tribuno del Pueblo, a national, bi-lingual newspaper that gives voice to the poor and those fighting against unjust laws that make the undocumented immigrant an animal of prey for the border patrol and vigilante groups. The paper brings a vision of a cooperative world where everyone will be included.

Laura E. Garcia is author of the bilingual pamphlet, "Who is Killing the Women of Juarez?" During the past decade, hundreds of women have disappeared and turned up dead in the desert around Ciudad Juarez, a city across the Rio Grande River from El Paso, Texas. These horrific deaths -- and the failure of the authorities in Mexico to stop the killings or solve the crimes -- have sparked international outrage. Laura Garcia was part of a delegation that visited the border towns of Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua in 2004 to report on this crisis in an area where many women have migrated to work for low wages on assembly lines.

Laura E. Garcia was raised in an immigrant farmworker family. Her life experience has given her the determination to not forget her roots. Like many of her peers, she was active in the Chicano movement, MECHA and in the struggle to build the United Farmworkers Union during college. As a journalist, she has reported on poverty and women conferences and electoral campaigns in the United States, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and China. She had the opportunity to interview family members of those arrested and participants in the Los Angeles rebellion. She participated and reported on the "New Freedom Bus Tour" for Economic Human Rights, organized by the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the National Welfare Rights Union. The Tribuno del Pueblo reported on and followed the Barrios Unidos peace summit of youth and the development of the Labor Party of America. Laura Garcia was a delegate to the NGO Forum on Women where she was part of the first-ever Women of Color Caucus at an international convention.

SPEAKING TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Teatro Chicana
  • Who is Killing the Women of Juarez?
  • Immigration and the signfiicance of the Chicano movement to today's struggle
  • A new women's movement led by the poor
  • Youth, community and cooperative societies as the solution to poverty
  • Globalization in the age of electronic production

ARTICLES WRITTEN BY LAURA GARCIA

The American People are at a Historical Juncture
Vicente Fox: A broker for cheap labor and gatekeeper for U.S
Special Program: Know Thine Enemy; Laura Garcia talks about how to end poverty
A warning from Colorado
My Grandmother was a Hero to Me
The Spirit of Rebellion,
No one has to be hungry in the 21st century,
Cinco de Mayo today points to new battles ahead
Mexico is no longer willing to accept electoral fraud: Mexican revolutionary speaks in Illinois
A Lifelong Revolutionary for a New America: Happy 80th Birthday,Kay Strauther

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