Posts tagged Chicano
Empodera | Elvia Carillo Puerto | Drop 2

In 1912, Elvia created the first resistance league for women in Motul, Mexico. She helped lead the fight against sexism and changed Mexican History for all women! Within the next 7 years, Elvia traveled the countryside to organize campesina women and to launch campaigns for literacy and birth control. In 1925, Elvia ran for Federal Deputy in San Louis Potosi where she was shot at 8 times during her campaign. In a time where women were not even considered citizens, Elvia and many others took it upon themselves to stand up and fight for what they felt was right.

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