Love, Care and Activism: Women in Leadership Roles in Argentina´s Social Movements.
a talk by Brenda Pereyra
Wednesday, April 15, 4:00-6:00 pm. Herter 601
Pereyra is an Associate Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Lanus, Argentina and is a Doctoral Candidate in Social Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Professor Pereyra specializes in women in Argentine contemporary social movements. She is also the former coordinator of the SIT study abroad program in Argentina.
“I am especially interested in the “comedores populares” (community soup kitchens) and organizations in poor neighborhoods where preparing and giving food plays a central role. My thesis is that these organizations opened a path for women to leave the domestic isolation and to occupy roles of leadership in their community. This leadership is understood as a place of “referent” or “representative” of the community on issues of basic need. Power is constructed around notions of care, love and respect.”