Latina Game Changers:
Strength, Power, and Influence Through Politics
In our politically divisive times, we invite you to join us in a critical and important conversation! Featuring keynote addresses by Irasema Coronado, Ph.D., author of “Politicas: Latina Elected Officials in Texas,” and Christine M. Sierra, Ph.D., author of “Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Leadership in Twenty-First Century America.”
With the goal of encouraging community engagement in the political process and igniting a sense of duty to promote underrepresented demographics and ideas, we are honored by the attendance of respected Latina political scholars and officials.
Free and open to the public. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
Seating is limited. RSVP is required. Please RSVP at wiselatinainternational.org.
Christine M. Sierra’s: expertise is in American politics with a focus on race, ethnicity and gender. Her most recent co-authored publication is “Contested Transformation: Race, Gender and Leadership in Twenty-First Century America,” a national study of elected officials of color (2016). Her other publications focus on Mexican American activism on immigration policy, Hispanic politics in New Mexico, and the politics of Latina women in the United States, including a co-authored chapter in “Latinas in American Politics Changing and Embracing Political Tradition” (2016) titled Advantages and Disadvantages for Latina Officeholders: The Case of New Mexico.” Sierra will give a public keynote and will be a moderator for “Latina Game Changers: Strength, Power & Influence Through Politics” to include a panel of distinguished Latina Elected Officials to include former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar.
Irasema Coronado’s: expertise is in comparative politics. She co-authored “Politicas: Latina Elected Officials In Texas” (2008). Her other publications in-clude, “Fronteras No Mas: Toward Social Justice at the U.S.-Mexico Border,” “Styles, Strategies, and Issues of Women Leaders at the Border,” and is co-editor of “Digame Policy and Politics on the Texas Border” and “Juntos Pero No Revueltos: Estudios sobre la frontera Texas-Chihuahua. She is a Fulbright Scholar and was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in North America in 2010. Coro-nado joins Christine Sierra as both lead the discussion with a distinguished panel of Latina Elected Officials. She currently is a professor of Political Science at UTEP where she holds the Kruszewski Endowed Fellowship.