Editor of Spanish 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' Speaks at UNH

By Erika Mantz
UNH News Bureau

May 1, 2001

DURHAM, N.H. -- U-Mass Boston psychology professor Ester Shapiro will speak about her experience as coordinating editor and co-author of the Spanish language translation and cultural adaptation of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" Friday, May 4, at the University of New Hampshire.

The lecture, sponsored by UNH's Women's Studies program, Spanish program, Health Education Office and the President's Commission on the Status of Women, is free and open to the public. It will be held from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building's Entertainment Center, room 18 on the ground floor.

Shapiro is associate professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and research associate at the Maurico Gaston Institute for Latino Public Policy and Community Development.

"Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas," is more than just a Spanish translation of "Our Bodies, Ourselves." Its content and organization acknowledge that Latina perspectives on health and sexuality differ significantly from those expressed within the pages of the English-language book, and recognize that issues of cultural identity, politics, and living life between Latin American and US-worlds informs the health of Latina women.

For more information, call the Women's Studies Program at 862-2194.

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