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Friday, March 30, 2012
Max Dashu: Suppressed Histories of the Americas
In the second half of our March 26 show, Nina Serrano of La Raza Chronicles interviewed feminist historian Max Dashu.
Max's work "uncovers the realities of women's lives, internationally and across time, asking questions about patriarchy and slavery, conquest and aboriginality. About mother-right, female spheres of power, indigenous philosophies of spirit-- and the historical chemistry of their repression. Even more important, their role in resisting oppression."
Nina talked to Max about how she began to unearth the suppressed history of women in the Americas, and how the "rebel shamans" of the past can inspire women's resistance for today. They also talk about Rush Limbaugh and other recent events.