This study is an ideological analysis of Dolores Huerta’s speech at the 21st National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change that incorporates theories and concepts from feminist rhetoric, Chicana feminism, LGBTQ activism, and border rhetoric. The purpose of this study is to identify rhetorical intersection between Chicana feminism and LGBTQ activism to determine if and how Huerta is able to encourage allied involvement. This study found that Huerta uses three overarching strategies—invitational binary, universalizing discourse, and engaging intersectionality—with multiple subthemes to promote intersectional activism. Her overall strategy is fragmented and somewhat paradoxical, reflecting the complexities of intersectionality.
Key terms: Chicana feminism, Dolores Huerta, intersectional activism
Boser, Beth L.
Reiser, Margaret A., "Creating Bridges: Intersectional Activism & Rhetorical Strategies Between the Chicana and LGBTQ Movements" (2016). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7266.
Chicana/o Studies | Critical and Cultural Studies | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Chicana feminism, Dolores Huerta, intersectional activism
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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