197: The Mirabal Sisters of the Dominican Republic

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Our friends at the Latino Media Collective take over 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.

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