Lesbian and Gay Ministry at St. Matthew’s Church, Long Beach, CA

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Our October Meeting - The Legacy of Sor Juana de la Cruz

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648 — 1695)

Tuesday, October 2 2018, 7:00 p.m., Fr. Gerald Meisel Hall, St. Matthew Catholic Church, 672 Temple Ave., Long Beach

Comunidad is extremely fortunate that Dr. Theresa Yugar consented to speak at our October 2 meeting. Dr. Yugar wrote her Master's and Doctoral theses on Sor Juana Inés la Cruz (Sister Joan Agnes of the Cross), entitled Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Feminist Reconstruction of Biography and Text. Sor Juana was a 17th Century nun of Order of St. Jerome, a self-taught scholar and student of scientific thought, a philosopher, a composer, and a poet.

In her book Dr. Yugar discusses the life of Sor Juana through a feminist lense. Dr. Yugar argues Sor Juana is the first feminist of the Americas and even one of the first ecofeminists. She claims that Sor Juana was ahead of her time and was able to intelligently critique the oppressive, patriarchal structures of the church. The areas of focus in terms of Sor Juana’s advocacy are: compulsory education, gender equality, linguistic rights, and ecology.

Light refreshment will be served. Please join us in for what promises to be an enlightening evening.

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