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Book reading to be held at New Mexico State University

A book reading and signing reception for "Women of Chiapas: Making History in Times of Struggle and Hope" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in New Mexico State University's Isabel Crouch Reader's Theater.


ne Eber, assistant professor of anthropology at NMSU, co-edited the book. She and some of the book's contributors will read excerpts from "Women of Chiapas." Eber has studied gender, religion, alcohol use and social movements in Chiapas since the 1980s.

"Women of Chiapas: Making History in Times of Struggle and Hope" presents the concerns, visions and struggles of the women in Chiapas, Mexico, before, during and after the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. The book is organized around three issues -- structural violence and armed conflict, women's organizations and religion and empowerment.

Indigenous and non-indigenous women from Mexico, the United States, Spain and England contributed to the book, which was published by Routledge.

The NMSU Bookstore will have copies of "Women of Chiapas: Making History in Times of Struggle and Hope" for sale at the event. Weavings will also be available for purchase.

The reading is one of several events planned for Hispanic Heritage Month at New Mexico State and is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Women's Studies Department at (505) 646-3448.