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Barbara Renaud Gonzalez

Barbara Renaud Gonzalez is a contributing commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition and LatinoUSA, a freelance journalist for outlets such as The Nation, Ms., The Progressive, the Los Angeles Times and others, and a consultant to the Esperanza Center in San Antonia, TX...

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Women, Media, AND... the Latina/o Community


Barbara Renaud Gonzalez 's Biography

Barbara Renaud Gonzalez is a free-lance journalist and writer. She was a contributing columnist for the San Antonio Express-News for five years until she was censured for her stand against the war after 9/11. She has been a contributing commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition and LatinoUSA, and her articles and essays have appeared in The Nation, Ms., The Progressive, the Los Angeles Times, La Opinion, RUMBO, The Texas Observer, among others.

Barbara is a long-time activist and cultural worker, participating in the political and cultural life of her community, encompassing police brutality, anti-war rallies, immigrant rights, latina pop culture, feminism and the Catholic Church. She is currently writing a novel, Golondrina, based on her mother's journey to the United States in the late forties. She is also due to finish an anthology, Fear of a Brown Nation, synthesizing Latina/o prose and poetry that examines the external and internal fear of a "Brown Nation."

Barbara is a Chicana, a Tejana, a descendant of a family that has been in Texas since before the U.S. Mexican War. On her mother's side, she is the daughter of an "illegal" immigrant, and the oldest of eight siblings. Raised to love books and ideas, she has a brother in prison who won a PEN award in 2005, and her youngest brother has a Ph.D.

Her videoblog for telling the truth about San Antonio from a latina/chicana point of view, and therefore, the universe, is: http://www.barbararenaud.blogspot.com/


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