April 23, 2019

Cocktails and Conversation with Cherríe Moraga: Ms. Magazine Book Club

Join Ms. for Cocktails and Conversation with Cherríe Moraga!

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At the inaugural #MsBookClub meeting, author and activist Cherríe Moraga will join Ms. digital editor Carmen Rios in Los Angeles for a conversation about her memoir Native Country of the Heart.

The reception will feature custom cocktails from Yola Mezcal. The event will include a book signing.

Join us on April 17, 2019
6:30 PM: Doors Open + Reception Begins
7:00 PM: Q&A begins

…at the Ms. Offices
433 S Beverly Drive
Los Angeles, CA

$10 for Ms. Members | $20 for Non-Members

Non-member tickets include admission to the reception and book signing with Cherríe and a one-year membership to Ms.—including print and digital access to the magazine and discounted access to future Ms. events.


About Cherríe

Cherríe Moraga is a writer and cultural activist whose work serves to disrupt the dominant narratives of gender, race, sexuality, feminism, indigeneity and literature in the United States. A co-founder of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, Moraga co-edited the highly influential volume This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color in 1981. After 20 years as an Artist-in-Residence in Theater at Stanford University, Moraga was appointed a professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018—where, with her artistic partner Celia Herrera Rodríguez, she instituted Las Maestras Center for Xicana Indigenous Thought and Art Practice. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Playwriting Fellowship Award and a United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature.

About the Book

In her intensely moving new memoir, Native Country of the Heart, Cherríe Moraga writes with piercing intimacy about her mother’s past and her own coming-of-age in a half-Mexican, half-Anglo household, where she struggled to come to terms with her own burgeoning queer identity within her family’s Catholic community. “Who needs Juan Preciado or Pedro Paramo when there is Elvira Isabel Moraga and her daughter?” author Myriam Gurba wrote of the “double memoir” in the latest issue of Ms. “As Moraga demonstrates compellingly, they are the stuff of literature, too.”

About Carmen

Carmen Rios is the Digital Editor at Ms., co-founder and Contributing Editor at Argot Magazine and co-host of Trigger Happy, a weekly feminist webseries on Binge Networks. Her writing—which has been published by outlets including BuzzFeed, BITCH, Everyday Feminism, ElixHER, GrokNation, GIRLBOSS and Feministing—spans the political and personal, emerging from her own background as a mixed-race queer woman of color raised by a working-class single mother.

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I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday April 17!

Lisa Niver, Ms. Magazine contributor