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Wed, Jul 24, 2024
Spring 2011 Athenaeum Series: Women in Mexico: Mirrha Catarine de San Juan, 1612-1688: Slave- Visionary- La China Poblana
Women in Mexico: Mirrha Catarina de San Juan, 1612-1688: Slave- Visionary- La China Poblana, Guest presenter: Dr. Roshni Rustomji-Kerms Southeast professor Roshni Rustomji-Kerns will discuss another notable woman in history in her Athenaeum Series Presentation at noon on March 23 in Kent Library.  Her presentation, “Mirrha-Catarina de San Juan, 1612-1688:  Slave Visionary-La China Poblana,” explores the origins and narratives surrounding Mirrha-Catarina de San Juan, one of the most important visionaries of 17th century New Spain.  Mirrha-Catarina de San Juan was born in India and later kidnapped by the Portuguese and brought to New Spain as a slave.  There she was baptized as Catarina de San Juan in Cochin.  She is the possible origin of the China Poblanas of Puebla, the traditional dress of women in the Mexican Republic.
Location: Kent Library
Price: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: Kent Library
Contact: Kent Library
(573) 651-2230
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