Poet, essayist, and playwright Cherríe Moraga is co-editor of the influential anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, first published in 1981. She is the author of A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness; Writings 2000-2010, and her latest play is New Fire: To Put Things Right Again, a collaboration with visual artist Celia Herrera Rodríguez, which premiered in San Francisco in 2012. She is completing a memoir titled The Native Country of My Heart.
Moraga is Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies and the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity Program. She is a founding member of La Red Xicana Indígena, an advocacy group working in education, culture, and international and local indigenous women’s rights.
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