Read­ings by Deme­tria Martinez, Mar­garet Ran­dall, and Sabra Moore at Col­lected Works Book­store

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Women who dare

On Satur­day, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., Col­lected Works Book­store (202 Gal­is­teo St., 505-988-4226) launches a new so­cial jus­tice series with Re­sis­tance & Re­silience: Deme­tria Martinez. Martinez, a poet and ac­tivist, dis­cusses her writ­ing and so­cial jus­tice work in honor of the Women’s March on Wash­ing­ton tak­ing place that day. She was born in Al­bu­querque in 1960 and teaches in the an­nual Wil­liam Joiner Cen­ter for the Study of War and So­cial Con­se­quences at the Univer­sity of Mas­sachusetts. At 3 p.m. on Sun­day,

Jan. 22, the series con­tin­ues with an il­lus­trated read­ing and Q&A with Mar­garet Ran­dall and Sabra Moore.

Ran­dall has been writ­ing, trans­lat­ing, and pro­mot­ing po­etry with an eye to­ward so­cial jus­tice since the 1960s. She co-edited El Corno Em­plumado (The Plumed Horn), an in­flu­en­tial bilin­gual lit­er­ary mag­a­zine in the ‘60s, and is the au­thor of nu­mer­ous books in­clud­ing More Than Things (Univer­sity of Ne­braska Press, 2013), Hay­dée San­ta­maría, Cuban Revo­lu­tion­ary: She Led By Trans­gres­sion (Duke Univer­sity Press, 2015), and She Be­comes Time (Wings Press, 2016). She is edi­tor and trans­la­tor of Only the Road/Solo El Camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Po­etry (Duke Univer­sity Press, 2016), which show­cases the work of more than 50 po­ets.

Moore is the au­thor of Open­ings: A Mem­oir From the Women’s Art Move­ment, New York City 1970-1992

(New Vil­lage Press, 2016), which ex­plores the time she spent as a po­lit­i­cally ac­tive artist in New York, where she moved in 1966, in­clud­ing her time as a vol­un­teer at the city’s first le­gal abor­tion clinic and or­ga­niz­ing protests at the Mu­seum of Modern Art. The mem­oir is also deeply per­sonal, chron­i­cling the dan­ger she faced in her ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ships.

— Jen­nifer Levin

Deme­tria Martinez

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