Everything you need to understand or teach Loving in the War Years by Cherríe Moraga.
Cherrie Moraga is the author of all the poems and essays contained in this collection. She is a half-white, half-Mexican lesbian living in America. Familiarity with her biography is vital to understanding the book because, as she argues at several points, one cannot approach issues of sexism and racism from a purely theoretical perspective; one can only understand them if one has experienced oppression oneself.
Moraga was born into a very devout, Catholic family and her relationship with the Church was a complicated and generally painful part of her youth. She realized at a very young age that she was a lesbian and felt like she was inevitably damned, as the Church has an inflexible stance on the sinfulness of homosexuality. Leaving the Church in her early adulthood was a painful but necessary step in her personal development, but it is obvious that her...
Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó Por Sus Labios Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including: