The UN-recognized Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was dedicated on the anniversary of the assasinations of the rebellious Mirabal sisters by the Dominican dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. The LMC speaks with Elizabeth Manley about the long and rich history of feminist activism in the DR before, during, and after the Mirabal murders. Elizabeth Manley is the author of, “The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and Authoritarian Politics in the Dominican Republic.”
Lorgia Garca-Pena, an assistant professor at Harvard University, speaks with us about 100th anniversary of US invasion of the Dominican Republic. She discusses the legacy of violence, racism, and government corruption that was established following the invasion.
Nicole Phillips, staff attorney member for the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, tells about recent developments of the Dominican Republic stripping people of Haitian descent of their citizenship. Amid a similar racist climate in the US, what should Americans learn about what the DR is doing regarding citizenship and racial identity.