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Women in Resistance/Mujeres en La Resistencia


Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women, Office of Mayor Siddiqui, Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC), YWCA Cambridge, and Cambridge Women's Center

Photo of professor and organizer Diana Becerra.

Featuring speaker Diana Sierra Becerra with stories of Salvadoran women who fought for justice. Joined by Irma Flores, Gabriela Cartagena and Cambridge-El Salvador Sister City Project.


This Event is free!


  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

Senior Center

806 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States


Mid Cambridge

Dates and Times

.: Fri, May 5 2023 6:30PM – 8:30PM.

Additional information

The Cambridge El Salvador Sister City Committee, the Cambridge Women’s Commission, Office of the Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and Mass Peace Action invite you to hear from Salvadoran women in resistance.

¡El Comité Ciudad Hermana de Cambridge-El Salvador, la Comisión de Mujeres de Cambridge, la Oficina de la  Alcaldesa Sumbul Siddiqui y Mass Peace Action les invitan a escuchar a las mujeres salvadoreñas en la lucha.

Diana Becerra, U Mass history and gender professor and community organizer, will share her reflections of Salvadoran women active in the resistance during the war against their US funded government forces. Salvadoran Somerville community organizer Irma Flores and Salvadoran Housing Justice organizer Gabriela Cartagena and will make the connections to local organizing in the present.

Diana Sierra Becerra Oradora destacada, activista, organizadora comunitaria,y profesora de historia y género de U Mass Amherst compartirá sus reflexiones a través de la historia de las mujeres salvadoreñas que luchan frente a tiempos  igualmente difíciles.  Con Irma Flores, Organizadora comunitaria salvadoreña &  Gabriela Cartagena, Activista salvadoreña por el derecho a la vivienda.

Se ofrecerán refrescos e interpretación en español

Refreshments and Interpretation in Spanish!

Co-sponsors : Mass. Peace Action with Arlington Teosinte Sister City, Cambridge Human Rights Commission, Centro Presente, Cambridge Office of Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Cambridge Women’s Center, CISPES, Enroot, Fuerza Latina, Mass Network to Support Democracy in El Salvador, Somerville Family Learning Collaborative, SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs, YWCA Cambridge

Photo of professor and organizer Diana Becerra.

.: Fri, May 5 2023 6:30PM – 8:30PM.

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Emily Shield

Cambridge Women's Commission, Manager of Programs and Special Projects

(617) 349-4697
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Last updated April 13, 2023.