The Mirabal Sisters of the Dominican Republic

Dec 30, 2018
4:11 PM
Originally published at Audioboom

Our friends at the Latino Media Collective take over the Latino Rebels Radio hosting duties this week. For this episode, the LMC explores the history of the Mirabal sisters, whose assassinations by the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo led the United Nations to eventually recognize the Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Guest Elizabeth Manley talks about the long and rich history of feminist activism in the DR. Manley is the author of The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and Authoritarian Politics in the Dominican Republic. (Featured image by Alvaro Diaz and Adony Flores, link)

And while you are it, see what our own Amanda La Que Manda has to saw about the Mirabal sisters.