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Mujeristas Collective by Denisse Jimenez.

Filmed by Denisse Juliana Jimenez

From Nosotras Zine Fiesta, Sept. 15, 2017

Mujeristas Collective

Mujeristas Collective is a NYC based collective and provides an educational and creative platform for the voices of mujeres/muxeres. We encourage Latinas/x to share their experiences, oppression, thoughts, emotions, dreams, identity, history, and culture through discussions, workshops and zines.  Mujeristas celebrate our pride for our culture while fighting for the liberation of mujeres/muxeres in the USA. Mujeristas Collective seeks out and supports Latinx/Afro-Latinx artists, businesses, media and role models.

Mujerista are all those Latinas (and Latinos who so wish it) who make an option to struggle against the oppression we suffer in our Latino culture and in the society in which we live precisely because we are women.
— Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz

Our Story

 Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz was born on March 22, 1943 in La Habana, Cuba and was raised to a Catholic family. In 1960, she left Cuba and went to the United States as a political refugee. Seven years later, she went to Lima Peru to join the Ursuline sisters as a missionary, serving in the María Madre de Dios Parish as a Junior High School teacher until 1969. By 1971, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in European History from the College of New Rochelle. Isasi-Díaz was an activist-theologian involved in the feminist theological movement. She worked on developing and elaborating a Mujerista theology, a theology from a U.S. Latina perspective. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz passed away in New York from cancer on May 13th 2012. 

Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz was born on March 22, 1943 in La Habana, Cuba and was raised to a Catholic family. In 1960, she left Cuba and went to the United States as a political refugee. Seven years later, she went to Lima Peru to join the Ursuline sisters as a missionary, serving in the María Madre de Dios Parish as a Junior High School teacher until 1969. By 1971, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in European History from the College of New Rochelle. Isasi-Díaz was an activist-theologian involved in the feminist theological movement. She worked on developing and elaborating a Mujerista theology, a theology from a U.S. Latina perspective. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz passed away in New York from cancer on May 13th 2012. 

Mujeristas Collective was founded by Stephanie P. Aliaga in January 2017. It was made after the realization of the lack of spaces for mujeres to meet, talk, create, and learn about our identity and cultura in the United States. Mujeristas Collective is inspired by Cubana activist-theologian, Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz's Mujerista Theology. 

The term Mujerista was first coined by Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz. Womanism inspired Isasi-Díaz to construct her own experiences and perspective that allow Hispanic women to relate and feel recognized by creating the very first mujerista theology. Díaz emphasizes that mujeristas and Euro-American feminist must share the power and “be considered to be just as important as the priorities of the Euro-American feminists."

This allows and invites all women of color to join the women’s liberation movement. It provides a platform for the voices of Latinas in America that have been too often overlooked in their homes, work place, community and church. Díaz’s mujerista theology encourages everyone to participate in the struggle for the liberation of Latinas and the liberation of our people in the USA.


Our Team

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