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National Book Launch of Las Nalgas de JLo/Jlo’s Booty: The Best & Most Notorious Calumnas & other Writings by the First

April 28, 2017
6:00 pm
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

Join us for the National Book Launch of Las Nalgas de JLo/Jlo’s Booty: The Best & Most Notorious Calumnas & other Writings by the First Chicana Columnist in Texas (1995-2005) by Bárbara Renaud González. Friday April 28th 6 PM- 10 PM @ Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave. SA,TX Free Admission | Readings | Music | Food/Drinks | Book Signing Special Guests TBA. This event is organized by Aztlan Libre Press, Esperanza, and Gemini Ink. About the book Blurring the borders between literature, journalism, essay, history, memoir and short story, Las Nalgas de JLo is a non-fiction collection of columns, articles, reviews, and poems, most written by Renaud González between 1995-2005 when she was an independent columnist for the San Antonio Express-News. Divided into eight chapters with such provocative headings as “They Say I’m No Lady,” “No Te Dejes/My Line in the Sand,” “Pray For Us Women,” “Forget the War, So We Can Remember It,” and “Las Nalgas de JLo/JLo’s Booty,” each chapter begins with a previously unpublished poem. While most of the 61 columns and articles included in this book were published in the San Antonio Express-News, many were published in other national newspapers and magazines, and some were unpublished due to their content. About the Author Renaud González is an important and dynamic Chicana/Latina voice tackling such hot-button subjects as racism, sexism, homophobia, immigration, sexual abuse, drugs, the environment, war, politics, love and more. Her powerful and authentic writing style, humor, and biting political satire and sarcasm make for perfect commentary on the cultural and social justice issues of our times. “Letting someone like me talk means that you will have to reconfigure the mundo we live in,” writes Renaud González. “In the name of Emma [Tenayuca] and a thousand others who have vanished from history, I deserve to tell my story. And you deserve to hear it.” Bárbara Renaud González is a Tejana born in South Texas, who grew up in the Texas Panhandle. She graduated with a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Texas Río Grande Valley and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She worked in Washington D.C., followed by post-graduate work at the Harvard Kennedy School, studying Immigration and Labor. Her novel, Golondrina, why did you leave me?, was the first Chicana novel published by the University of Texas Press in 2009. For information, call 210.710.8537, or e-mail editors@aztlanlibrepress.com Las Nalgas de JLo and other Aztlan Libre Press publications are available for purchase online at www.aztlanlibrepress.com and are also available through Small Press Distribution at www.spdbooks.org

Price: Free

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

922 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States