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Lifelong Learning Institute Presents: Election 2018 with Steve Roberts

Women in Politics: Prudencia Ayala for President, El Salvador, 1930: A Presentation on Thursday, Sept. 27 at TP/SS

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Category: Guest Lectures

Published: 2018-09-27 00:00:01.000

Join us for a presentation on Women in Politics: The Candidacy of Prudencia Ayala for President in El Salvador in 1930.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
1 p.m. Resource Center 204
Montgomery College, TP/SS

**Presentation fulfills the Multicultural Requirement**

Prudencia Ayala was born in 1885 in El Salvador, to a humble family with indigenous roots. She was a poet, an essayist and a feminist. Her writings in the early decades of the 20th century supported unions and women's rights. She criticized the dictators of Central America and foreign (US) military intervention in the region. Her activism led to her arrests and imprisonment for short periods in both Guatemala and El Salvador.

In 1930, Prudencia Ayala put herself forward as a candidate for president of El Salvador, at a time when women were not even allowed to vote in the country. Her campaign platform included support for unions, integrity and transparency in public administration, limitations on sale of alcohol, respect for freedom of worship, and recognition of the rights of children born out of wedlock (elsalvadorpespectives.com).

Dr. Hector Lindo Fuentes, our guest speaker, is a Professor at Fordham University in New York. He teaches Latin American History, the History of Education in Latin America, Latin American and the US, and many other courses.

Sponsored by: Women and Gender Studies, Global Humanities Institute, Latino Student Union, Counseling Department, and Casa de la Cultura El Salvador

For more information, contact evelyn.gonzalez-mills@montgomerycollege.edu

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  2. HHM Prudencia Aylala 1.pdf


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