Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with author and activist, Dr. Christine Eber, New Mexico State University Anthropology Professor Emerita, to talk to us about her new novel, “When a Woman Rises,” published by Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso, Texas. Her work explores the lives of indigenous women in Chiapas, Mexico and how they have been organizing to defend their lands and lives. She is Co-Founder of Weaving for Justice, a volunteer organization that assists the Maya weaving cooperatives of highland Chiapas to sell their textiles through fair trade. Eber was chosen as one of the twenty women to receive the 17th Annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women, in recognition of her service to the people of New Mexico.
A book launch for Dr. Eber’s new novel, “When a Woman Rises,” will be held on Friday, September 28th from 6-8 p.m. at Casa Camino Real Bookstore & Art Gallery, 314 South Tornillo Street in Las Cruces. For more information visit Casa Camino Real Bookstore on Facebook and on Eber’s website at www.christineeber.com. The novel is also available through Amazon.