Author Visit: "For Brown Girls With Sharp Edges & Tender Hearts" With Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez
Join us for an afternoon with author Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez, author of "For Brown Girls With Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color." Feminist. Theologian. Storyteller. Advocate. Mojica Rodríguez merges storytelling with pedagogy to help folks understand the larger forces at play, also known as systemic oppression. Find physical copies of her book in our lobby's book club section!
Presented in collaboration with the Village of Oak Park, the Oak Park Township, the Oak Park Public Library, and the Oak Park Latine planning committee.
Únase a nosotros para una platica con la autora Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez, autora de "Para chicas fuertes de corazón tierno y piel canela: Una carta de amor para mujeres de color". Feminista. Teóloga. Narradora de historias. Defensora. Mojica Rodríguez fusiona la narración de historias con la pedagogía para ayudar a las personas a comprender las fuerzas más grandes en juego, también conocidas como opresión sistémica. Libros estan apartados en la entrada de la biblioteca.
Presentado en colaboración con el Village of Oak Park, el Oak Park Township, la Oak Park Public Library, y el comité de planificación Latine de Oak Park.
About Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez
As a first generation student and immigrant, her passion is in naming the experiences of first generation students navigating systems not built for them. As the oldest immigrant daughter, she explores the ways that sexism impedes the development of girls and women. As a graduate from a white serving institution she names systemic racism as a roadblock for success, and decolonizes western notions of said success. Prisca also explores the relationship between religious trauma through Christianity and white supremacy within the USA empire, which is where her theological training really shines.
To date she has participated in the Young Adult anthology Nevertheless, We Persisted. Recently Prisca also participated in an anthology edited by Lynda Lopez titled, The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
She started the platform Latina Rebels in 2013, and currently it boasts over 300k organic followers online. She has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, Mitú, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Guerrilla Feminism, Latina Mag, NBC, MTV, Cosmopolitan, Everyday Feminism, PopSugar, and the list goes on. Because of Prisca’s extensive body of work, she has also worked with the United Methodist Church, National Endowment of the Arts, Smithsonian, NALAC, Planned Parenthood, and was even invited for the Obama White House in 2016.
She is unapologetic, angry, and uncompromising about protecting and upholding the stories of Latinx communities. Que viva la gente!