Celebration of International Women's Day - Dominican Republic
In celebration of International Women's Day, join the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences and the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy as we honor women's role in the Dominican Revolution of 1965.
Dr. Ortiz Bosch will discuss the participation of Dominican women in the Revolution of 1965. The Dominican Republic is a country that historically has been guided by a set of norms, based on family and cultural values, that established what women could and could not do. Traditionally, official accounts of social strife in the Dominican Republic have presented women as out of the line of fire and in roles supportive of men. However, it is known that Dominican women also played important intellectual and logistical roles in their country's most significant historical events-including the 1965 revolution.